Ohio State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist License
State Department The Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology http://slpaud.ohio.gov/
State Department Hyperlink http://slpaud.ohio.gov/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The person's academic credit must include course work accumulated in the completion of a well-integrated course of study approved by the board and delineated by rules dealing with the normal aspects of human hearing, balance, and related development and clinical evaluation, audiologic diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of human hearing, balance, and related development.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Have completed a minimum of three hundred fifty clock hours of clinical experience prior to the fourth year of training supervised by an audiologist. Have successfully completed a minimum of two thousand clock hours of supervised clinical extern experience sufficient in depth and breadth to achieve the knowledge and skills outcome in the fourth year of academic training.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National: Praxis Examination in Audiology. Passing Score: 170
Additional requirements specific for schools? Professional Pupil Services License School Audiologist The professional pupil services license, valid for five years for working with learners at all levels, shall be issued to an individual deemed to be of good moral character who meets the following requirements: 1. Successful completion of an approved program of preparation 2. Recommended by the dean or head of teacher education 3. Successfully completed an examination prescribed by the state board of education 4. Master's degree; and 5. Current license to practice audiology issued by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate (65) INTERVENTION SPECIALIST 196116 Hearing Impaired (PK-12)
State Department Ohio Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of professional education coursework in the area of intervention specialist, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher related to that coursework, including a minimum of 18 semester (27 quarter) hours of core intervention specialist coursework in the area to be taught and 6 semester (9 quarter) hours in the teaching of reading. Extensive work experience directly related to the area to be taught may also be considered by the Ohio Credential Review Board.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of twelve weeks of full-time student teaching and a minimum of one-hundred clock hours of field experiences prior to student teaching for initial teacher licensure.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II subject assessment (0354), Special Education: Core Knowledge and Application (unable to find passing score for state).
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute is a gateway to getting an alternative resident educator license to teach in Ohio. Must pass the content area examination for the licensure area.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate 180108 Prekindergarten Pre-Kindergarten Endorsement
State Department Ohio Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 5 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 20 semester hours of coursework specifically in the endorsement area.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. State: Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) . Passing Score: 220 out of 300 2. National: Praxis II Pre-Kindergarten Education. Passing Score: 147
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute is a gateway to getting an alternative resident educator license to teach in Ohio. Must pass the content area examination for the licensure area.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Intervention Specialist License with an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education
State Department Ohio Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 3rd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 20 semester hours of coursework specifically in the endorsement area.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National: Praxis II Examination. Passing Score: 157
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute is a gateway to getting an alternative resident educator license to teach in Ohio. Must pass the content area examination for the licensure area.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapist License
State Department Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.cswmft.ohio.gov
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Graduate degree must include a minimum of ninety quarter hours of graduate level course work in marriage and family therapy training that includes at least the following: (1) Research and evaluation; (2) Professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities; (3) Marriage and family studies; (4) Marriage and family therapy, including therapeutic theory and techniques for individuals, groups, and families; (5) Human development; (6) Appraisal of individuals and families; (7) Diagnosis of mental and emotional disorders; (8) Systems theory.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must have completed a practicum that includes at least three hundred hours of client contact.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National: The Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board's (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy. Passing Score: pass/fail

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse License
State Department Ohio Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.nursing.ohio.gov
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Passing Score: pass/fail
Additional requirements specific for schools? OAC 3301-24-05 (2003) requires school nurses to hold a professional pupil services license which allows them to work with children of any grade level. The code also requires school nurses to hold a professional pupil services license, possess a bachelor's degree, and a current license as a registered nurse. ORC 4723.09 (2002) requires the completion of an approved registered nurse education program and the passing of a board approved examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist License
State Department Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board (OTPTAT)
State Department Hyperlink http://otptat.ohio.gov/OccupationalTherapySection.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Must have successfully completed the academic requirements of an educational program recognized by the section, including a concentration of instruction in basic human sciences, the human development process, occupational tasks and activities, the health-illness-health continuum, and occupational therapy theory and practice.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must have successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience at a recognized educational institution of a training program approved by the educational institution wher the person met the academic requirements. For an occupational therapist, a minimum of six months of supervised fieldwork experience is required.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. State: Ohio Occupational Therapy Jurisprudence Exam . Passing Score: pass/fail 2. National: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT. Passing Score: 450
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must apply for an initial license through the Ohio Department of Education.

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy License
State Department Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
State Department Hyperlink http://otptat.ohio.gov/PhysicalTherapySection.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Must have successfully completed the academic requirements of an educational program recognized by the section, including a concentration of instruction in basic human sciences, the human development process, occupational tasks and activities, the health-illness-health continuum, and occupational therapy theory and practice.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of six months of supervised field work experience is required.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Passing Score: 600 2. State: Ohio Physical Therapy Jurisprudence Examination . Passing Score: pass/fail
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must apply for an initial license through the Ohio Department of Education.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist License
State Department Ohio State Board of Psychology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.psychology.ohio.gov
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Candidates with qualifying degrees and internships have a choice of applying for admission to examination under the new law, if desiring to use any qualifying pre-internship supervised experiences toward the 3,600 hour requirement. The new law provides an optional pathway to psychologist license eligibility without requiring, under certain circumstances, post-doctoral training. Candidates applying under the new law shall have: 1) an earned doctoral degree in psychology or school psychology from a program that holds accreditation, designation, or approval by the APA Commission on Accreditation, the CPA Accreditation Office, Designation by the ASPPB/NR, or approval by NASP (for school psychology doctoral degrees only); and, 2) a qualifying pre-doctoral internship no less than 1,500 hours and no greater than 2000 hours accrued in a period of no less than nine months (school psychology doctorates) and no more than 24 months. Internship supervision/training criteria must be met for non-accredited/non-APPIC member internships. Also, certain pre-internship supervised experiences may be included as part of the required 3,600 hours, if they meet specific criteria in the Board's regulations. Post-internship, including post-doctoral supervised experiences, may be included as part of the required 3,600 hours if they meet specific criteria.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National: Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards- Psychology Licensing Exam. Passing Score: 140 written/ 500 computer-based

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department Ohio Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Successful completion of a nine month, full-time internship in an approved school setting as described in the Ohio internship in school psychology guidelines
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? A score of 161 or higher on the Praxis II-school psychologist.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department Ohio State Board of Psychology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.psychology.ohio.gov
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Applicants must verify internship and three years of experience, at least two years of which must be in the employment of a board of education or a private school meeting standards of State Board of Education.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Based on Board policy updates, school psychologist license applicants shall demonstrate, for admission to the oral examination for the license, a score on the Praxis-II School Psychology Specialty Area (SPSA) Examination reported by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of no less than 660 or, based on the ETS rescaling process, a score of no less than 165.

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Social Worker
State Department Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.cswmft.ohio.gov/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework A Social Worker must have at least a bachelors degree in social work or in a field related to social work from an accredited educational institution. Fields related to social work are degrees in which the applicant has coursework totaling at least 30 quarter hours (20 semester hours) in three of the following areas: (1) Human Development and Behavior - The social, psychological and physiological growth of an individual, and effects on the growth of a personality in a social environment; (2) Methods of Social Intervention - Casework, groupwork, community organization and practice, social research and administration; (3) Social Welfare and Policy - The history of social welfare and policy; (4) Social Work Theory - The study of the principles which demonstrate various types of socio-psychological interventions.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Applicants must have a course in Field Work - Not less than four hundred hours of supervised practicum and/or field experience, with a primary focus on social intervention, structured or regulated by a department or program in the behavioral or social sciences.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National: Association of Social Work Boards Social Work Licensing Exam (ASWB. Passing Score: 70 or 75
Additional requirements specific for schools? School social workers must hold a professional pupil services license, which allows them to work with children of any grade level. Minimally, a candidate must be of good moral character, have a master's degree in social work, a current social worker's license from the Ohio counselor and social worker board, and either have one year of successful experience in a chartered school or school district under a professional license, one year of successful experience as a licensed Ohio social worker, or have completed a 10 week graduate social work practicum in a chartered school or school district.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Language Pathologist License
State Department The Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology http://slpaud.ohio.gov/
State Department Hyperlink http://slpaud.ohio.gov/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Academic credit must include course work accumulated in the completion of a well-integrated course of study approved by the board and delineated by rule dealing with the normal aspects of human communication, development and disorders thereof, and clinical techniques for the evaluation and the improvement or eradication of such disorders. The course work must have been completed at colleges or universities accredited by regional or national accrediting organizations recognized by the board.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Three hundred seventy-five hours of supervised clinical practicum , of which 25 clock hours shall be clinical observation prior to beginning initial clinical practicum and 350 clock hours shall be clinical practicum. Two hundred fifty of the 375 clock hours shall be at the graduate level in the area in which licensure is sought.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National: Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology. Passing Score: 600
Additional requirements specific for schools? Professional Pupil Services License School Speech-Language Pathologist The professional pupil services license, valid for five years for working with learners at all levels, shall be issued to an individual deemed to be of good moral character who meets the following requirements: 1. Successful completion of an approved program of preparation 2. Recommended by the dean or head of teacher education 3. Successfully completed an examination prescribed by the state board of education 4. Master's degree ; and 5. Current speech-language pathologist license issued by Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Intervention Specialist in Visually Impaired K-12
State Department Ohio Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of professional education coursework in the area of intervention specialist, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher related to that coursework, including a minimum of 18 semester (27 quarter) hours of core intervention specialist coursework in the area to be taught and 6 semester (9 quarter) hours in the teaching of reading. Extensive work experience directly related to the area to be taught may also be considered by the Ohio Credential Review Board.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of twelve weeks of full-time student teaching and a minimum of one-hundred clock hours of field experiences prior to student teaching for initial teacher licensure.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II subject assessment (0354), Special Education: Core Knowledge and Application (unable to find passing score for state).
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute is a gateway to getting an alternative resident educator license to teach in Ohio. Must pass the content area examination for the licensure area.