Omer Ćehović was born on 25.12.1954. He graduated from the High School of teaching in Banja Luka in 1972, after which he worked as a teacher for two and a half years. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade with an average grade of 9.57. He started his professional career as a law graduate – legal trainee at the Oil Refinery "Pancevo" as part of SOUR "Naftagas" (later "NIS" Novi Sad). He completed part of his legal apprenticeship, lasting six months, in the Municipal Court in Pančevo.