Step One: Review Requirements of Certification
Step Two: Complete and Submit Application
Step Three: Take Written Examination
The written examination is administered annually, usually in November at the OSBA offices in Columbus for eligible applicants. The examination is completely in multiple-choice format and you will be allotted four hours to complete it.
Step Four: Be a Certified Specialist
You will be notified by regular mail of the results of the written examination usually in mid-December. The certification period begins on January 1. You will receive a packet of information that will be helpful in promoting your newly earned credential.