Ohio Licensure Test
In order to obtain a school counselor license through the Ohio Department of Education, one must earn a passing score on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) School Counselor Test #040. The passing score needed is a 220. The OAE is a 180 minute long, computer-based test consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions. The test covers three domains of school counseling:
To learn more about the OAE, visit the Ohio Department of Education or the Ohio Assessments for Educators.
Resources to Help You Prepare
The Ohio Assessments for Educators website offers the most comprehensive test resources available. Please note that some of the resources have an added fee.
Prior to testing, a thorough review of the ASCA National Model (purchased in the ASCA Bookstore for $44.95), the ASCA School Counselor Competencies and the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors is strongly recommended.
One of the few independent resources on the market. Comes in a printed or e-book version for $39.99. Can also be found on Amazon.
Study.com offers 181 lessons and quizzed related to the competencies of the OAE. An account and fee may be required to access the full content of the site.
Offers one-on-one online tutoring services to help prepare for the OAE. Please note that this service is not officially endorsed by OSCA nor can we verify claims made by the company.