Ohio Probation Officer Training Program

OHIO PROBATION OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAM COURSE CANCELLATIONS

The following courses have been canceled:

Tuesday, April 7 | Probation Officer Training Program: Motivational Interviewing
Tuesday, April 21 | Probation Officer Training Program: Assessment and Case Planning
Tuesday, May 5 | Probation Officer Training Program: Offender Skill Building
Thursday, May 14 | Probation Officer Training Program: Assessment and Case Planning
Tuesday, May 19 | Probation Officer Training Program: Professional Communication
Tuesday, June 9 | Probation Officer Training Program: Offender Behavioral Management, Akron
Tuesday, June 11 | Probation Officer Training Program: Professional Communication, Dayton
Tuesday, June 23 | Proation Officer Taining Program: Cognitive Behavioral Interventions, Columbus
Tuesday, July 7 | Probation Officer Training Program: Assessment and Case Planning, Akron
Tuesday, July 14 | Probation Officer Training Program: Cognitive Behavioral Interventions, Dayton
Tuesday, July 21 | Probation Officer Training Program: Motivational Interviewing, Columbus

Consult the Judicial College calendar and OhioCourtEDU for updates and other 2020 course offerings.

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 and will open to all probation officers four weeks before the course.

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 2020 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: Verbal & Written 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, Dayton, and Akron.


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

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

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