Ohio Online OCILB Continuing Education FAQ

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  • How many hours do I need to renew my license?
    • You need a total of 8 hours per year of continuing education. If you have a license that renews 2 or 3 years from now you can take your hours at any time before your renewal date. That means for a license that renews in a 3 year cycle you may take all 24 hours this year if you want. You do not need to spread it out over the 3 years.
  • How many hours can I take online?
    • You may take 1/2 of your hours in a self-paced online course. You may take the remaining 1/2 of your hours in a live video conferencing course or in a physical classroom.
  • How is an online self-paced course different than a live video conference course?
    • An online self-paced course is taken whenever you would like. Self-paced courses are available 24 hours a day. You may log in and out as much as you would like and take it in a day or spread it out over a few months. The self-paced courses are flexible to work with your busy schedule.
    • A live video conference course is similar to a physical classroom but without the travel. You log in to the course at the scheduled day and time. Once you are logged in you will see your instructor and your instructor will see you. Once everyone has logged in the video course will begin. Video conference courses are comprised of “canned” video, live instructor interaction and question and answer segments. Save time and money by taking the hours you can’t take in a self-paced course in a video conference course.
  • Do I need any special equipment to take a self-paced or video conference course?
    • Most computers come with everything you would need to take either the self-paced course or the video conference course.
      • A web cam with decent resolution. All recent laptops and smart phones have a camera built in. If you need a web cam we highly recommend the Logitech C920.
        • The self-paced course utilizes facial recognition to confirm your identity during the course. Identity verification is required by OCILB for all self-paced online courses. Most cameras work just fine for facial recognition. You can confirm that your equipment will work by clicking here┬áto test.
        • The live video conferencing course utilizes a web cam so that the instructor can see you. You may test the Zoom conferencing system we use by clicking here.
      • A screen big enough to see the text and/or video
      • Speakers to hear the audio
  • Will the system work with all types of computers , tablets and smart phones?
    • The self-paced course will not work with Apple products at this time. We are working on an update to add Apple products to our approved devices.
    • The video conferencing course will work with most available devices, including Apple.
  • How does your price guarantee work?
    • 99% of the time our website has the lowest price. We monitor our competition and adjust our pricing accordingly. If we missed one and you find a course at a lower advertised price just give us a call or send us an email. We will provide you with a coupon code to match the competitor pricing and give you an additional $5.00 just for helping us update our pricing.
  • Are there any special requirement for Electricians?
    • Yes! All Ohio electricians MUST take at least 1/2 of their hours in an NEC Code class.

 

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