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Welcome OPA-MCE Providers

Thank you for choosing to become an OPA-MCE Approved Provider. Please review the Provider Quick Review and see below for some of our Provider FAQ.






What is an acceptable course?

OPA-MCE standards require that all courses be pertinent to the theory, practice and methodology of psychology, taught at the post-licensure level/graduate level, and enable a psychologist to provide better psychological care to the consumer.


What makes a course acceptable for ethics credit?

Psychologists in Ohio must complete 23 hours of continuing education per biennium INCLUDING at least 4 hours in ethics/cultural competency. This 4 hour ethics/cultural competency requirement went into effect 9-1-2014. Psychologists still only need 23 CE total, but now they must include any combination of ethics/cultural competency equaling 4 CE. Check the requirements to determine if a course is eligible for ethics/cultural competency CE. If so, check the ethics box on the attendance sheet before submitting it to OPA-MCE.


How do we report a course we’ve given to the OPA-MCE Office?

The MCE Program Administrator (one person in your office who will be responsible for all correspondence with OPA-MCE) completes the attendance sheet, has all Ohio psychologists who want to earn CE sign it and list their license number, and forwards it to OPA-MCE via email, fax or mail within 30 days of providing the course.


Can I check to see how many courses we’ve given during the biennium?

You can check your Course Transcript at any time to see which courses have been reported to OPA-MCE and who attended them. Login here using your Provider number and PIN.


How do we advertise an upcoming course?

As an approved OPA-MCE Provider, you are eligible to advertise your course listings free of charge on the OPA-MCE calendar (select "OPA-MCE Approved Workshops" from the drop-down box). ONLY OPA-MCE approved provider courses are promoted on the events calendar. Click here to submit Upcoming Courses to the MCE Calendar. Please follow these instructions instructions when submitting an event.

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