Adopted 4/2/13; Effective 4/8/13
Amended 5/6/14; Effective 5/12/14
Amended 8/12/14; Effective 8/29/14
Amended 6/7/16; Effective 6/13/16
This Rule defines the specific requirements and processes that support a petitioner’s
application for a Certificate of Qualification for Employment (“CQE”) as set forth in R.C. §
2953.25 and related rules established by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and
A. In order to request a CQE, a petitioner shall follow the ODRC procedures to complete a
petition, obtain ODRC approval and obtain an ODRC petition number.
B. The Court shall not take action on the petition until the petitioner pays a deposit in the
amount of $50.00.
1. If the conviction upon which a CQE Petition is made originated in Montgomery County,
Ohio, the case shall be assigned to the sentencing Judge.
2. If the conviction upon which a CQE Petition is made did not originate in Montgomery
County, Ohio, the case shall be randomly assigned pursuant to Mont. Co. C.P.R. 1.19.
3. The assigned Judge may refer the petition to a Magistrate.
D. The Court shall obtain a criminal history for the Petitioner.
E. Records or information received by the assigned Judge to assist in making a decision on the
CQE Petition, including information from the Petition, shall remain public or non-public
records as otherwise provided by law.