Professional Development Policies

Registration Policy

Registration forms will be accepted via mail, fax, email or may be completed and submitted online and must be accompanied by a purchase order, check or paid by credit card. OSBA accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Also, only paid membership dues will qualify you for member pricing.

Non-member Registration Fee

Permission to attend as a non-member may be granted by OSBA, but the fee will be 25% more than the published registration amount for members. OSBA membership is open to all public school boards in Ohio. You are considered a member if you are employed by a member school district. 

Invoices

Invoices are mailed after an event takes place to anyone with a registration fee balance. 

Confirmation Emails

This email contains the date and location of the workshop you are registered for. For webinars, this email will also contain the link you will need to view the webinar. If you did not receive a confirmation email, you are not registered. Reminder emails are sent one week prior to the event and one day prior to a webinar. 

Walk-In Policy

It is in your best interest to go through the OSBA registration process to ensure a seat at a workshop. Walk-in registrations are welcome on a space-available basis only. In order to attend the workshop, you must bring payment with you (a purchase order, personal or district check, or major credit card).

Individual Registration Process

Online registration requires that you have a username and password in our database. If you have problems logging in, please contact our office at (614) 540-4000 or (800) 589-OSBA.

Agendas

Workshop agendas are posted on our website as soon as they become available. If the workshop is taking place outside of the OSBA office, there will be a location name and address listed on the agenda. 

Inclement Weather Policy

OSBA will attempt to hold all events as scheduled. However, in the event of severe inclement weather or other emergencies, OSBA may cancel an event for safety reasons. OSBA will make every attempt to contact registrants in the event of a cancellation. In the event that OSBA cancels the event, the association will refund your registration fee in full.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing at least five workdays prior to the date of the event to receive a full refund or no charge to the district. Cancellations received less than five workdays before the date of the event will be charged 50% of the registration fee. No-shows and cancellations the day of the event will be charged the full registration amount. Registrants who are unable to attend the event may send a substitute attendee from the same district. The above cancellation and refund policies do not apply to the OSBA Capital Conference. 

Certificate of Attendance

Upon completion of an OSBA workshop, each participant will be issued a Certificate of Attendance that lists the contact hours and Award of Achievement points earned for that event. For your convenience, you can now view the events you have attended on our website when you login and click on the Members Page button at the top of the screen.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is given for attendance at some OSBA events. OSBA assists with the necessary paperwork, but actual CLE credit is issued by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education. 

Local Professional Development Committee Credit

Certificates of attendance will be provided to all participants for their local professional development committees. 

Continuing Professional Education Credit

OSBA is an approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit sponsor with the Accountancy Board of Ohio.