Ohio Probation Officer Training Program


In an effort to continue providing the required education for new probation and parole officers supervising adult offenders, the Ohio Judicial College will offer the mandatory education virtually through 2021.

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 2021 courses. Please follow these steps to register for the live webinars and online courses.

  1. Create and OhioCourtEDU account if you do not already have one. Go to the OhioCourtEDU registration page and click the “court personnel” button.
  2. Log in to OhioCourtEDU
  3. You may search by course title. For live webinars, you will be taken to a separate registration link.
Online Courses
  1. Principles of Effective Intervention
  2. Risk Assessment Basics
  3. Ohio Court System
  4. Ohio Criminal Justice System and Partners
  5. Authority of Probation Officers and Role within Courts
  6. Probation Officer Ethics
  7. Basics of Officer Safety
  8. Courtroom Presentation Basics
  9. Electronic Offender Information Systems
  10. Drug Addiction and Testing
  11. Search and Seizure for Probation
  12. Special Populations
Blended Courses


  • 13a. Assessment & Case Planning Part 1 of 2
  • 14a. Professional Communication: Verbal & Written Skills Part 1 of 2
  • 15a. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions Part 1 of 2
  • 16a. Motivational Interviewing Part 1 of 2
  • 17a. Skill Building Part 1 of 2
  • 18a. Behavior Management Part 1 of 2

Live Webinars

  • 13b. Assessment & Case Planning Part 2 of 2
  • 14b. Professional Communication: Verbal & Written Skills Part 2 of 2
  • 15b. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions Part 2 of 2
  • 16b. Motivational Interviewing Part 2 of 2
  • 17b. Skill Building Part 2 of 2
  • 18b. Behavior Management Part 2 of 2

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

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