Ohio Probation Officer Training Program

In accordance with Ohio R.C. 2301.271, adult probation officers hired after Jan. 1, 2014 must complete an introductory training program within two years of their hire date. As a result, the Ohio Probation Officer Training Program was developed through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (ODRC), the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College (SCOJC), and the Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association (OCPOA). The program curriculum was developed by a committee consisting of personnel from ODRC, SCOJC, and OCPOA, including Chief Probation Officers from urban and rural common pleas, municipal, and county courts. It consists of six blended courses and 12 online courses. While these courses are designed for recently hired adult probation officers, they are open and beneficial to all probation officers.

The Ohio Probation Officer Training Program is committed to delivering relevant and high-quality courses.

Register for an Ohio Probation Officer Training Program Course

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2022 courses. Please follow these steps to register for the live webinars and online courses.

  1. Create an OhioCourtEDU account if you do not already have one. Go to the OhioCourtEDU registration page and click the “court personnel” button.
    Note: New adult probation officers must select "yes" if hired in the past 24 months.
  2. Log in to OhioCourtEDU
  3. You may search by course title.

IMPORTANT: You must complete the pre-requisite Part 1 of 2 [ONLINE] course and evaluation BEFORE the registration system will allow you to sign up for the Part 2 of 2 Live Webinar.

Online Courses
1. Principles of Effective Intervention* (1.50 hours)
2. Risk Assessment Basics* (1.50 hours)
3. Ohio Court System (2.00 hours)
4. Ohio Criminal Justice System and Partners (2.50 hours)
5. Authority of Probation Officers and Role within Courts (2.50 hours)
6. Probation Officer Ethics (1.50 hours)
7. Basics of Officer Safety (1.50 hours)
8. Courtroom Presentation Basics (2.00 hours)
9. Electronic Offender Information Systems (1.50 hours)
10. Search and Seizure for Probation (2.00 hours)
11. Special Populations* (4.00 hours)
12. Drug Addiction and Testing (3.50 hours)
Blended Courses
  Duration
Both Parts Must be Completed to Recieve Credit Part 1 - Online Part 2 - Live Webinar
13. Assessment & Case Planning* (4.25 total COBs for both) 1.25 hours 3.00 hours
14. Professional Communication: Verbal & Written Skills 1.00 hours 3.00 hours
15. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions* (4.75 total COBs for both) 1.75 hours 3.00 hours
16. Motivational Interviewing* (4.75 total COBs for both) 1.75 hours 3.00 hours
17. Skill Building* (4.50 total COBs for both) 1.50 hours 3.00 hours
18. Behavior Management* (4.50 total COBs for both) 1.50 hours 3.00 hours
*Evidence Based Practice Course Approved for COB
*To attend the live webinars (part 2 of 2), you must complete the pre-requisite online course (part 1 of 2).

Questions? Contact Judicial College staff at 614.387.9445 or OhioCourtEDU@sc.ohio.gov.

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Kristopher Steele
Kristopher.Steele@sc.ohio.gov

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