Technical Certificate Approval/ Designation Form

Adult Technical Centers: Click the OTC-HEI link, to login and access the new program approval form.” 
For reference, you may download or stream a video demonstration of the form.  

This online form is designed for approval or designation of technical certificate programs in Ohio. This form is for the submission of:

  • New technical certificate programs (both Less Than One Year and One Year) that have not yet had enrollment.
  • Previously operating certificate programs for which ODHE has not given formal approval but would like to be considered as technical certificates.

Please note that you cannot save, close, and return back to this online form. You may use this Word document to prepare for the final submission online.

Contract training programs at colleges, universities, or OTCs are excluded from this process.  Existing non-credit technical certificate programs (e.g. workforce development certificates) at colleges are not included in the technical designation process at this time. 

Technical certificates are to be related to an occupational license or third-party certification when available. Please free to view the list of Approved Industry Credentials here. This list will be updated periodically with new submissions of credentials.




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