Endorsement Requirements

The Board no longer accepts paper applications. All applications must be completed online. 

Online applications are reviewed in the order of “date submitted”.  The review process can take up to 40 business days from the date of receipt due to the vast number of applications we receive.

Fresh Start 2019 - Please see the Board's Position Statement on Disqualifying Criminal Convictions

Continuing Education:  Applicants applying for a Treatment credential must complete courses that are approved by the Board’s CEU approval process or another authorized CE entity. The education provider must reference the name and approval number for the formal approval body on the CE certificates.  College or University courses may also be used to meet the education requirements but do not need to be pre-approved by the Board or another authorized entity. 

ONLINE APPLICATIONS

To apply for a certificate, license or endorsement with the Board:

  1. Navigate to the e-License Portal. The e-License Portal is most compatible with Google Chrome or the latest version of other internet browsers.
  2. Register/Login to your Dashboard and select the "Apply for a New License" link.
  3. You will be required to upload and attach all required forms. (PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ/VIEW ALL OF THE MATERIAL THOROUGHLY.)
  4. You will be required to pay the $50 application fee ($35 if you are converting from an LCDC II or an OCPS to a higher license/certificate).
  5. If you are required to send a transcript please send to the TRANSCRIPTS ONLY E-Mail:  transcripts@ocdp.ohio.gov or by mail. 
  6. It can take up to 40 business days to process applications. 

 

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR (CS) ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS/FORMS

  • Hold an active LICDC
  • One year (2,000 hours) of chemical dependency counseling related work experience (compensated work or supervised internship)
  • One additional year (2,000 hours) of work experience as a clinical supervisor of chemical dependency counseling services (Cannot be the same dates as the chemical dependency counseling related work)
  • 30 hours of clinical supervisory education
  • Successful completion of the ADC & CS examinations or completion of Examination Waiver Form
  • Completion of online application
If using college education: One semester hour = 15 clock hours or One quarter hour = 10 clock hours
OHIO CD WORK EXPERIENCE - The required CD Counseling Work Experience hours for Ohio Applicants must be submitted by Supervisors through Elicense (See Reporting of Supervision ONLINE under the Certification and Licensure link)
OHIO CS WORK EXPERIENCE - The required Clinical Supervision Work Experience hours for Ohio Applicants must be submitted by the Supervisors through Elicense (See Reporting of Supervision ONLINE under the Certification and Licensure link)
Examination Waiver Form
Reciprocal Certificate Form
 
OUT OF STATE SUPERVISION WORK EXPERIENCE (For CS Endorsement)
CS: Supervisor Reference Form  (for Out of State Applicants Only) Verification of work performed out of state must be documented in paper format by clinical supervisor.  
CD: Supervisor Reference Form  (for Out of State Applicants Only) Verification of work performed out of state must be documented in paper format by clinical supervisor.  

GAMBLING DISORDER ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS/FORMS

Applicants must hold an active LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC or LICDC-CS license with the Board to be eligible to receive a Gambling Disorder Endorsement.

Applicants must complete 30 hours of gambling specific education in the following content areas:

  • Knowledge of Gambling Disorder
  • Gambling Counseling Practice
  • Special Issues in Gambling Treatment
  • Professionalism in Gambling Treatment

GAMB Education Grid
GAMB Education Definitions
GAMB Experience Verification Form
GAMB Notification of Supervisory Relationship Form