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Any CE class intended to be used for license

renewal must have pre-approval by the Board. It is

the responsibility of the licensee to determine if a

CE class has been approved. Approved classes are

listed on the Board website if

there are questions regarding specific CE course

content, loss of a certificate, directions, etc. please

contact the provider of the class directly. When

taking a continuing education class, licensees

are required to sign-in to the class using their

name and Board license number including prefix

(e.g.COSM.991234). Upon completion of the class,

licensees should receive a certificate of comple-

tion. The certificate should include the date, loca-

tion, hours received, course approval number,

and name of class.


During the CE audit the

Board may request that you provide proof of com-

pletion of CE hours. Therefore, your certificate(s) of

completion should be retained in a safe and acces-

sible place for at least four years.




Licensees who hold an instructors license

must obtain five (5) of the eight (8) required CE

hours on scope specific material related to the

topic of instructing.

• 1 - Hour of Board laws and rules CE (Only pro-

vided by the Board)

• 2 - Hours of Safety and Sanitation CE

• 5 - Hours relating to instruction/teaching CE



First Time Licensee

If this is your first Ohio license, you are not

required to obtain continuing education hours

for this renewal period. Renewal fee payment is

required to keep a license active.

NOTE: An Instructors license is not eligible

for the first-time licensee exemption.



Sixty-Five (65) or older

Licensees age sixty-five or older before January

31, 2019 are not required to complete CE hours.

Renewal fee payment is required to keep a license


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