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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, OCPOA's trainings are being held virtually until further notice.

Member Quarterly Training Opportunities

Quarterly meetings: Each quarterly meeting includes a Wednesday evening OCPOA board meeting, a Thursday training session and a Friday OCPOA member meeting and DRC Meeting.

Training and Committee Meetings - Hold the dates!

August 10-12, 2022 (virtual)
November 2-4, 2022

The Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), and the Ohio Chief Probation Officer's Association are excited to co-sponsor the Ohio Probation Officer Training Program created as a result of House Bill 86.

This program consists of 6 live and 12 online courses that must be completed by all newly hired probation officers within their first year of employment. All courses are free and the live courses are offered regionally in Columbus and Akron each month.

While these 18 courses are mandatory for adult probation officers hired after January 1, 2014, all probation officers will find the information in these lessons valuable. Experienced probation officers may use these courses to meet the requirement to complete 20 hours of continuing education yearly. Five live courses and 2 online courses have been approved for Changing Offender Behavior (COB) credit. *

To register to take a course, please go to http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/ohioCourtEDU/register/default.asp
and follow the steps in the the directions provided here.

The Ohio Probation Officer Training Program live courses are as follows:

  1. Introduction to Assessment and Case Planning *
  2. Professional Communication: Oral and Written Communication Skills
  3. Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Interventions *
  4. Introduction to Motivational Interviewing *
  5. Introduction to Offender Skill Building *
  6. Introduction to Offender Behavior Management *
  7. The Ohio Probation Officer Training Program online courses are as follows:

  8. The Principles of Effective Interventions 1.5 hours *
  9. Risk Assessment Basics 1.5 hours *
  10. The Ohio Court System 1.5 hours
  11. The Ohio Criminal Justice System and Its Partners 1.5 hours
  12. The Authority of Probation Officers and their Role within the Court 1.5 hours
  13. Probation Officer Ethics 1.5 hours
  14. The Basics of Officer Safety 1.5 hours
  15. Courtroom Presentation Basics 1.5 hours
  16. Electronic Offender Information Systems 1.5 hours
  17. Addiction and Drug Testing 1.5 hours
  18. Search and Seizure for Probation 2.0 hours
  19. Special Populations : A series of three courses 3.0 hours
    • Sex Offenders
    • Mentally Ill Offenders
    • Domestic Violence Offenders

Full course descriptions are available here.

*Please Note: Online courses work best if you use Firefox as your internet browser (instead of Internet Explorer)

If you have questions please email OhioCourtEDU@sc.ohio.gov.