Curriculum Endorsement is an official Board endorsement of degree programs. Curriculum Endorsement assures that persons entering the field
of chemical dependency counseling have met the minimum requirements for formal education necessary for licensure. Curriculum Endorsement assures that degree programs meet acceptable levels of standards and are applicable toward Board licensure. Curriculum Endorsement by the Board may be included in the education institution's promotional material and provides programs greater ability to attract students interested in working in chemical dependency. In addition, students will be assured that the education they are pursuing will meet the formal education requirements for Board licensure. Curriculum Endorsement represents an opportunity for the partnership of education institutions and the Board to assure high quality training.
Participating institutions will be required to follow a process of application, committee review and site visit evaluation. Each site visit will be conducted by a team of professionals trained to perform these
evaluations. The visiting team will include members of the Education Committee, staff of the Board and regionally licensed professionals.
Associate Curriculum Endorsement
The Board is introducing an Associates Level Curriculum Endorsement of Human Service Educators to assure that a person entering the field of chemical dependency counseling have met the minimum requirements for formal education necessary for a credential or applicable
List of Endorsed Associate Programs
For more information or an application for the Associate’s Degree Endorsement, please contact :
Ohio Coalition of Associate Degree Human Service Educators Endorsement Committee Chair
Bachelor Curriculum Endorsement
The board is introducing a Bachelor's Level Curriculum Endorsement off Human Service Educators to assure that a person entering the field of Chemical Dependency counseling have met the minimun requirements for the formal education necessary for a credential or applicable licensure.
List of Endorsed Bachelor Degree Programs - None available at this time
(For informational purposes only at this time; the Board is not currently accepting bachelor's degree endorsement applications) . The Education and Training Committee of the OCDP Board also recommends that potential applicants have completed at least one year of their program before applying for the endorsement.
The Board is launching Curriculum Endorsement of Behavioral Science Master's Degree Programs as the first in a series of degree Curriculum
Endorsements. The formal education requirement for our top level of licensed independent chemical dependency counselors (LICDC) is a Master's Degree in a qualified behavioral science degree program. In order to qualify, the Master's Degree program must include specific content areas and a specific number of contact hours.
List of Endorsed Master's Degree Programs