Prevention Credential 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 entity. The education provider must reference the 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. 

PREVENTION PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS

RA REQUIREMENTS/FORMS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and hold a High School Diploma or GED
  • Completion of Professional Development plan to complete credentialing process
  • Completion of online application

Professional Development Plan

OCPSA REQUIREMENTS/FORMS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and hold a High School Diploma or GED
  • 100 hours of prevention related work experience (paid or volunteer)
  • Forty-five (45) hours of prevention education in the specified foundations and domains
  • Completion of online application

OCPSA Education Grid
Prevention Education Definitions
Supervisor Reference Form

OCPS REQUIREMENTS/FORMS

  •  A minimum of an Associate's degree
  • One year (2,000 hours) prevention related work experience (paid or volunteer) 
  • 120 hours of prevention education in the specified domains
  • Completion of 120 practical experience hours in the six performance domain areas
  • Successful completion of the ICRC Prevention Examination
  • Completion of online application

OCPC REQUIREMENTS/FORMS

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • One year (2,000 hours) prevention services,  plus an additional two years ( 4,000 hours) in administrating or supervising prevention  services 
  • 90 hours of administrative or supervisory education 
  • 120 hours of prevention education in the specified domains
  • Completion of 120 practical experience hours in the six performance domain areas
  • Successful completion of the ICRC Prevention Examination
  • Completion of online application

Practical Experience Verification Form
Prevention Education Grid
Prevention Education Definitions
Supervisor Reference Form
Prevention Admin/Sup Education Grid (For OCPC ONLY)
Prevention Admin/Sup Education Definitions (For OCPC ONLY)
Prevention Admin/Sup Supervisor Reference Form (For OCPC ONLY)