4758-13-02 Continuing education requirements for, OCPSA, OCPS I and OCPS II.

(A) The following steps are required for renewal of a certificate to practice as an , OCPS I or OCPS II.

(1) Completion of a renewal application documenting the following:

(a) A minimum of forty hours of continuing education credit within the two year renewal period. Documentation of these hours does not need to be submitted with the renewal application. If selected in a random audit process, documentation shall be required;

(b) A minimum of ten hours from foundation two: foundation in prevention of alcohol and other drug use/abuse/dependency. This includes current research, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches and current program models ;

(c) A minimum of three hours of the total forty hours shall be in ethics education; and

(d) The remaining hours must be prevention related.

(2) Prevention specialists may be granted up to a maximum of twenty RCHs for authoring alcohol and other drug related prevention publications at the board's discretion.

(3) A maximum of ten RCHs may be granted for special language courses or workshops.

(4) A maximum of twenty RCHs may be granted for participation in in-service training programs. An in-service is one in which only agency staff participate. If the agency's in-service is open to individuals from outside the agency, there is no limit to the number of RCHs that can be earned.

(5) A maximum of ten RCHs may be granted for presenting a workshop or teaching alcohol and other drug prevention related courses.

(B) The following steps are required for renewal of a certificate to practice as an OCPSA.

(1) Completion of a renewal application documenting the following:

(a) A minimum of twenty hours of continuing education credit within the two year renewal period. Documentation of these hours does not need to be submitted with the renewal application. If selected in a random audit process, documentation shall be required;

(b) A minimum of five hours from foundation two: foundation in prevention of alcohol and other drug use/abuse/dependency. This includes current research, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches and current program models.

(c) A minimum of one and a half hours of the total twenty hours shall be in ethics education; and

(d) The remaining hours must be prevention related.

(2) Prevention specialist assistants may be granted up to a maximum of twenty RCHs for authoring alcohol and other drug related prevention publications at the board's discretion.

(3) A maximum of ten RCHs may be granted for special language courses or workshops.

(4) A maximum of twenty RCHs may be granted for participation in in-service training programs. An in-service is one in which only agency staff participate. If the agency's in-service is open to individuals from outside the agency, there is no limit to the number of RCHs that can be earned.

(5) A maximum of ten RCHs may be granted for presenting a workshop or teaching alcohol and other drug prevention related courses.

(C) Renewal applications shall be completed, signed and filed with required fee to the board no less than thirty days prior to the certificates lapse date.

(D) The board shall send renewal reminders ninety days prior to the lapse date.

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.51
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 4/1/07, 11/15/10