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Licenses and Certifications

Purpose

List of occupations that require licenses or certifications.

Program

This list provides information regarding requirements for licenses or certifications for specific occupations in Ohio. The list also details the agency, board or commission that issues the license or certification along with the educational and other requirements for obtaining the license or certification.

For Whom

All individuals.

How Much

Cost varies by the license or certification being sought.

Licensing Information

The licensing information on this page is provided for informational purposes only. Ohio Development Services Agency does not warrant the accuracy of any information provided. Please contact the appropriate licensing entity for its current licensing requirements.

Occupation Path to Employment Licensing Board Fees Education Experience Exams High School Equivalency Minimum Age
Accountants (CPA) Accountancy Board $100 4 years 2 years Yes Yes 18
Acupuncturist Medical Board $104 2 years N/A Yes No 18
Adult Education Permit Education $25 4 years 3 years No Yes 18
Allied Health Professional   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ambulance Licensing Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services Board $100 N/A N/A No No 18
Anesthesiologist Assistant Medical Board $104 4 years and 2000 clock hours N/A Yes Yes 21
Appraiser Commerce $175 N/A N/A No Yes 18
Appraiser Assistant Commerce $150 N/A N/A No Yes 18
Architect Architects Board $125 4 years 1 year Yes Yes 18
Athlete Agent Athletic Commission $500 1 year N/A No No 18
Athletic Trainer Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board $446 4 years N/A Yes No N/A
Attorney/Lawyer Supreme Court of Ohio $354 7 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Auctioneer Agriculture $340 10 days 1 years Yes No 18
Audiologist Speech and Hearing Professionals Board $340 6 years 1 year Yes Yes N/A
Barber Cosmetology and Barber Board $120 1800 clock hours N/A Yes No 18
Bus Driver, City/Transit Bureau of Motor Vehicles $162 N/A N/A Yes No 18
Chemical Dependency Professionals Chemical Dependency Professionals Board $200 6 years 2000 clock hours Yes Yes N/A
Child Care Home, Family Jobs and Family Services $296 N/A 7 clock hours No Yes 18
Chiropractors Ohio State Chiropractors Board $250 8 years N/A Yes Yes 21
Coach, Head (High School Sports) Education $570 4 years and 4.5 clock hours 4 years Yes No N/A
Community Health Worker Nursing Board $300 4 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Cosmetologist Cosmetology and Barber Board $51 1500 clock hours N/A Yes No 16
Counselors Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board $70 6 years 2 years Yes Yes N/A
Dentist Assistant Radiographer Dental Board $32 4 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Dental Hygienist Dental Board $184 4 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Dentist Dental Board $454 6 years incl. residency N/A Yes Yes 18
Dialysis Technicians Nursing Board $35 4 years 6 months Yes Yes 18
Educational Aides and Student Monitors Education $100 4 years N/A No Yes 18
Electrical Contractor Commerce $140 N/A 5 years Yes No 18
Embalmer Embalmers and Funeral Directors Board $185 4 years 1 year Yes Yes 18
Electrical Safety Inspector Commerce $140 6 years (alternative) 6 years Yes Yes 18
Emergency Medical Technician Public Safety $80 150 clock hours N/A Yes No 18
Professional Engineer Professional Engineers and Surveyors Board $125 4 years 4 years Yes Yes N/A
Fisher, Commercial ODNR Division of Wildlife $20 N/A N/A No No N/A
Fire Instructor Public Safety $75 N/A 1 year Yes No 18
Fire Inspector Public Safety $75 N/A 1 year Yes No 18
Firefighter 1 and 2 Public Safety $75 N/A 1 year Yes No 18
Funeral Director Embalmers and Funeral Directors Board $185 4 years 1 year Yes Yes 18
Gaming Cage Worker Casino Control Commission $250 N/A N/A No No 21
Gaming Dealer Casino Control Commission $250 N/A N/A No No 21
Gaming Supervisor Casino Control Commission $500 N/A N/A No No 21
Genetic Counselor Medical Board $204 6 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Hazard Inspection Officer Public Safety $75 N/A 1 year Yes No 18
HVAC Contractor (Residential) Commerce $140 N/A 5 years Yes No 18
Information Technology Professional          
Insurance Agent Insurance $50 1 year N/A Yes No 18
Investment Adviser Rep/Salesperson Commerce $50 1 year N/A Yes No 18
Landscape Contractor (Commercial) Landscape Architects Board $125 N/A N/A No No N/A
Landscape Contractor (Residential) Landscape Architects Board $125 N/A N/A No No N/A
Makeup Artist Cosmetology and Barber Board $51 600 clock hours N/A Yes No 16
Manicurist Cosmetology and Barber Board $51 200 clock hours N/A Yes No 16
Massage Therapist Medical Board $391 750 clock hours N/A Yes Yes 18
Medical Laboratory Scientist American Society for Clinical Pathology $240 4 years N/A Yes Yes N/A
Medical Laboratory Technician American Society for Clinical Pathology $215 2 years N/A Yes Yes N/A
Milk Sampler Agriculture $15 N/A N/A Yes No N/A
Mobile Home Installer Commerce $350 12 clock hours 1 years Yes No 18
Mobile Home Salesperson Commerce $154 1 year N/A Yes No 18
Mortgage Broker Commerce $600 1 year N/A Yes No 18
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Health $65 4 years 6 months Yes Yes N/A
Nurse Nursing Board $300 4 years N/A Yes No 18
Nurse Aide Nursing Board $210 N/A 1 year Yes No 18
Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board $100 4 years N/A Yes Yes N/A
Optician Vision Professionals Board $321 2 years Yes Yes 18
Pest Control Applicator Agriculture $70 N/A N/A Yes No N/A
Pharmacist Pharmacy Board $110 4 years 1500 hours Yes Yes 18
Pharmacy Technician Pharmacy Board $50 N/A N/A Yes Yes 18
Physical Therapist Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board $100 4 years 1 year Yes Yes
Physician Medical Board $305 6 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Plumbing Contractor Commerce $140 N/A 3 years Yes No 18
Private Investigator Public Safety $405 N/A 2 years Yes No N/A
Psychologist Psychology Board $500 6 years 1 year Yes Yes 21
Radiation Expert Health $204 4 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Radiation Therapist Health $204 4 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Radiologist Assistant Health $204 4 years N/A No Yes 18
Real Estate Agent Commerce $60 4 years N/A Yes Yes 18
School Administrators Education $200 4 year and 70 clock hours N/A Yes Yes 18
School Bus Driver Education $205 15 clock hours 2 years and 12 clock hours Yes No 21
Security Guard, Unarmed Public Safety $40 N/A N/A No No N/A
Shampooer Cosmetology and Barber Board $51 1200 clock hours N/A Yes No 16
Sheet Metal Contractor, HVAC (Commercial) Commerce $140 N/A 5 years Yes No 18
Skin Care Specialist Cosmetology and Barber Board $51 600 clock hours N/A Yes No 16
Slot Supervisor Casino Control Commission $500 N/A N/A No No 21
Social and Human Service Assistant Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board $64 2 years N/A Yes Yes N/A
Social Worker Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board $314 4 years N/A Yes Yes N/A
Speech-Language Pathologist Speech and Hearing Professionals Board $340 6 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Substitute Teacher Education $50 4 years N/A No Yes 18
Surety Bail Bond Agent Department of Insurance $150 N/A 5 years Yes No 18
Teacher Education $160 4 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Truck Driver, Other Bureau of Motor Vehicles $119 N/A N/A Yes No 18
Truck Driver, Tractor-Trailer Bureau of Motor Vehicles $119 N/A N/A Yes No 18
Upholsterer Commerce $50 N/A N/A No No N/A
Vegetation Pesticide Applicator Environmental Protection Agency $70 N/A N/A Yes No N/A
Veterinary Technician Veterinary Medical Licensing Board $335 2 years N/A Yes No N/A
Volunteer Firefighter Public Safety $75 36 hours N/A Yes No 18
Water/Wastewater Operator Environmental Protection Agency $80 4 years N/A Yes Yes 18
Weigher Agriculture $25 N/A N/A No No N/A
Wildlife Control Operator ODNR Division of Wildlife $40 N/A N/A Yes No N/A

As more Path to Employment e-guides become available, they will be added to this information.