Military Renewal

An exemption from the CPD requirement may be granted if a registrant is on active duty in the U.S. military. A request must be made in writing to the Board including official documentation of military active duty.

In limited cases, the Board may grant an exemption from the CPD requirement because of a medical condition and/or reason. You must contact the Board for a Medical Waiver Request form; it is not available online. The form must then be completed and a written letter of explanation must be submitted to the Board for approval.

License Renewal

Fee Exemption

Ohio Revised Code 4733.15 permits the Board to waive the biennial renewal fee for registrants on active duty with any branch of the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard or the national guard of any other state.

License renewal fees may be waived if a registrant, or the registrant’s spouse, is on active duty in the U.S. military. A request must be made in writing to the Board including official documentation of military active duty.


Waiver of Continuing Professional Development Requirement Continuing Education

Ohio Revised Code 4733.15 permits the Board to waive the continuing professional development requirement for registrants on active duty with any branch of the armed forces of the United States.

The Board’s continuing professional development requirement may be waived if a registrant, or the registrant’s spouse, is on active duty in the U.S. military. A request must be made in writing to the Board including official documentation of military active duty.

Additional Resources


The Board has created a crosswalk table which summarizes the veterans' pathway to licensure in Ohio.

Download Crosswalk Table Summarizing Veterans' Pathway to Licensure (Rev. 06/2014) 2-PAGE PDF

You can also visit the Ohio Department of Veterans Services website at www.ohiovet.gov for additional resources for veterans, service members and military spouses.

Ohio Department of Veterans Services website

You can contact Amanda Uwague, Assistant Executive Director at 77 S High St Ste 2472 Columbus, Ohio 43215; or telephone (614) 466-3651; or email pes.board@pes.ohio.gov.