Newly Licensed Psychologists
The Ohio Revised Code mandates that ALL licensed psychologists in Ohio must register with either OPA-MCE or the Ohio School Psychologists Association-MCE (OSPA-MCE) to have their continuing education (CE) hours tracked. For psychologists licensed over the previous two years, the required number of hours varies based on your license date:
- If you were licensed BEFORE 10-1-2014, you must register and earn 23 CE including at least 4 in ethics/cultural competency.
- If your license date is BETWEEN 10-1-2014 and 9-30-2015, you must register and earn 13 CE including at least 4 in ethics/cultural competency.
- If your license date is 10-1-2015 or AFTER, you are exempt from earning continuing education hours in the current biennium. You will not need to register with OPA-MCE until the 2016-2018 biennium. You will do that in July 2016.
- If you require a waiver from obtaining CE, contact the State Board of Psychology at 614-466-8808 or visit their website.
Click here to register online with OPA-MCE. If you do not have a profile, you may create one. The system will calculate how many CE you need in the current biennium and how much you owe based on your license date.
Click here for instructions on reporting CE to OPA-MCE.