Ohio Certification System

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Map of the United States with Ohio highlighted.
CHW certification in Ohio is referred to as a “Certificate to Practice.”

The Ohio certification system:

  • Was established in 2003
  • Is administered by the Ohio Board of Nursing
  • No longer allows transfer from other states’ certification programs by endorsement
  • Requires citizenship or resident status, and a criminal background check
  • Includes a $35 application fee