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Training/Learning Series

Download the Residential Facility Class 2 training requirements.

Note: The following trainings meet the 6 hours Licensure and Certification requirement for Residential Facility Class 2 and Class 3 providers relevant to working with persons with a behavioral health disorder.

  • Personal Safety and Effective Communication with Angry Residents, Mental Illness 101, Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation. Working with Someone who is Mentally Ill, Schizophrenia Training, and Mood Disorders.
It has recently come to our attention that various entities are offering New Provider Trainings for Residential Facility Class 2 Operators, Owners and staff that are being marketed as endorsed by OhioMHAS. In some cases, these trainings are very costly. Please be advised that OhioMHAS does not endorse trainings that are not hosted by our agency or by your local ADAMHS or MHRB Boards. There are no trainings outside of the First Aid and CPR trainings that you are required to pay for to obtain your Residential Facility Class 2&3 license. If you have any questions about a training that you are taking or paying for outside of OhioMHAS or your ADAMHS or MHRB Board, please contact Desiree Bell at 614-424-9252 or Desiree.Bell@mha.ohio.gov.


Webinar Training Protocols

We understand that COVID-19 has significantly impacted how we all do business both in your homes and here at the State level. As such, we are not currently offering in person training for our housing providers. As many of you know, we have been working at getting our FREE trainings up and running on the GoToWebinar platform. With this large audience now attending our webinar based training, it has come to our attention, that we need to set some Webinar Training Protocols.

As we are looking to offer quality training in a similar learning environment to in-person training, we ask that you attend and participate as you would at an in person training in order to receive a certificate of attendance to satisfy licensure requirements. This means engaging with the presenter with questions and comments, staying present and participating as you would for an in-person training. 

The following changes have been made to accommodate the large audience of attendees, to ensure a quality training experience and to make this an engaging experience for all:

  1. From this point forward, all attendees will be required to log on through a computer, not a phone. If your computer does not offer audio, you will have an option to call in for audio ONCE you are logged in to your computer using the registration confirmation provided.  We are asking for your full cooperation with this if you would like to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Please note that if you choose to use a phone and are not logged on correctly, you will not get credit for the class, we will be firm with this requirement. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact your surveyor to figure out an alternate way to receive your required mental health training hours.
  2. Please set aside time in your day to focus your full attention on the webinar, as you would in a face-to-face training.
  3. Each person needs to be registered with their own unique email and each person must be logged into a different computer. You will know that you registered the person correctly if you receive a confirmation email from OhioMHAS Web Conference. If you do not receive that confirmation, assume that you have used a duplicate email or that there was a typo in that email. The confirmation email is sent right after you register, the day before the training and again an hour before the training. You will need that confirmation email to log on to the webinar. There are no exceptions to this.
    Instructions will be sent by Desiree Bell, a day or two before the event with instructions on how to log on. If you have had trouble in the past or have not logged on before, we urge you to take the time to read those instructions.
  4. Mental Health 101 training and the Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation training, have been broken down into three-2 hour modules. This means that when you sign up once, you will automatically sign up for all 3 modules. The modules will be held for 3 consecutive weeks on the same day and time each week (for two hours).  To receive a Certificate of Attendance for 6 hours of Mental Health Credits you will need to attend all 3 modules for the duration of the training and are logged on correctly through your computer. You only need to register and attend one of the 6 hour courses to meet the requirements for licensure.
  5. Once the training series is completed PLEASE allow 3 weeks to receive your certificate. The Certificates will be emailed to the address with which you were registered. Please note that because we are working remotely, we have no ability to mail you a Certificate.