The state of Ohio requires all providers of the course to verify your identity before you can start the course. We try to do this automatically so you can start the course immediately. In most cases, if you have a social security number and have lived in the United States for at least 3 years, you’ll be able to start immediately. If we can’t automatically verify their identity, then they must complete and notarize the 2Cool Student Affidavit. Once we have that, you’ll be able to start.