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 one year 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 face-to-face and 12 online courses. While these courses are designed for recently hired adult probation officers, they are open and beneficial to all probation officers. Although, please note that new Probation Officers are given priority registration for the six face-to-face courses.

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 now open for 2018 courses. Please use these simple steps to register for face-to-face or online courses:

  1. Create an OhioCourtEDU account if you don’t already have one. Go to the OhioCourtEDU registration page and click the "Court Personnel" button.
  2. Log in to OhioCourtEDU.
  3. Register for a course or courses. You can search by course name, date, or location.
Mandatory Online Courses
  1. The Principles of Effective Interventions
  2. Risk Assessment Basics
  3. The Ohio Court System
  4. The Ohio Criminal Justice System and Its Partners
  5. The Authority of Probation Officers and their Role within the Court
  6. Probation Officer Ethics
  7. The 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
Mandatory Face-to-Face Courses
  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

Face-to-Face course calendar
Courses are offered regionally in Columbus and Akron.


Questions? Contact Judicial College staff at 614.387.9455 or OhioCourtEDU@sc.ohio.gov.

Content Questions
Kristopher Steele
Kristopher.Steele@sc.ohio.gov

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