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When does the current biennium begin and end?

The 2018-2020 biennium runs from Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2018.
Hours must be completed by August 31, 2020


How many hours do I need to complete?

You must complete 23 hours, with 4 of those hours in ethics or cultural competency. This NEW 4 hour ethics/cultural competency requirement went into effect Sept. 1, 2014. You will still only need 23 CE total, but now they must include any combination of ethics/cultural competency equaling 4 CE. Click here to learn what meets the criterion for approval of an ethics/cultural competency course. If you were licensed during the current biennium, click here for to learn how many CE hours you need to complete.


What is the registration fee for the biennium?

2018-2020 Biennium Registration Information: The fee is $125 for OPA members and $165 for non-members. Late fees for the 2018-20 biennium will begin to accrue on Dec. 1, 2018. Current OPA members pay no course review fees while non-members pay $50 per single course review. Submit payment for a course review here.


Do courses carry over from one biennium to the next?

No. Courses may only be applied to the biennium in which they are attended,


When do I send in my certificates?

Send them in as you earn them. Do NOT hold them until the end of the biennium.


I took a course from an APA approved provider. What do I need to do to get the credit on my certificate?

Email, fax, or mail a copy of the certificate to the OPA-MCE Office at the following address/fax. Be sure your name, license number, and the number of CE credits earned is on the certificate and it states that it is APA approved.

OPA-MCE Office
395 East Broad Street, Suite 310
Columbus, OH, 43215-1599
Fax: 614-224-6702


I took a course from a non-approved course provider. How can I get credit for it?

Complete the Single Course Review Form (2018-2020 Biennium form), enclose payment of $50 if you are not an OPA member (or pay online here), and attach the certificate of attendance AND brochure or explanation of the course and the presenters to the OPA-MCE office at the address above. View the Psychologist Quick Review (2018-2020 Biennium) for more information.


How do I find out about upcoming MCE courses in Ohio?

Visit the OPA-MCE Calendar, which is updated frequently with courses approved for continuing education by the OPA-MCE Office.


How can I get my PIN number?

Click here and enter your license number. Then, select "Click here to retrieve / Choose a Pin." Your PIN will be e-mailed to the address on file. If you do not receive this information in 24 hours, call 614-224-9620.


How do I get a copy of my transcript?

Click here and enter your license number and PIN. You will have the option to view and/or print your transcript.


How do I obtain a waiver from the OPA-MCE requirement?

Contact the State Board of Psychology-Ohio at 614-466-8808.


I published a book/taught a graduate student course/etc… how do I get credit?

Fill out the Single Course Review Form (2018-2020 Biennium). For books (20 CE), articles and chapters (7 CE), use the date it was published or accepted for publishing and include the book, article or chapter. For courses taught, include the syllabus and a letter from your department stating that you taught the course between two exact dates. Number of CE earned equals face-to-face classroom hours.