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Criminal Conviction Review

If you have a criminal conviction and wish to apply for a license, you may make a request to the Board for a pre-determination as to whether your criminal conviction(s) disqualifies you from licensure before applying for a license. Please submit your request along with a completed Criminal Case Form to the Board office for review. Your criminal history will be evaluated based upon the aggravating and mitigating factors you present.

The Board will notify you if your criminal conviction(s) disqualifies you from the licensure within 30 days of receiving your request. Please note this determination does not prevent you from formally applying for a license. If you should apply for a license and the Board proposes to deny your application, you will be afforded an opportunity for a hearing before the Board, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Chapter 119.

The Board is not bound by a determination made, if, on further investigation, it is determined that the criminal conviction differs from the information presented in the determination request.

Please note: Many convictions will not bar an applicant from licensure. You may contact the Board office to inquire if a request and completion of a Criminal Case Form is necessary.

Disqualifying Convictions for Licensure

In accordance with ORC 4741.22(E) the following offenses disqualify an individual from obtaining a license from the Board: Aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault, kidnapping, rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, aggravated arson, aggravated robbery, or aggravated burglary.

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