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Criminal Records Check Needed for Initial Licensure

Effective March 24, 2008, Ohio now requires a criminal record check for all initial and restored PA licenses.

It is the responsibility of the PA to submit their fingerprints for a criminal records check to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the FBI.

Ohio residents are required to utilize a "National WebCheck" vendor to do this.

For vendor information and instructions on the process, please go to the Ohio State Medical board website at

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