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How to Become a Provider

All waiver providers are certified by Ohio Department of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities for the Individual Options, Level One, and S.E.L.F.  Waivers.

To Apply Online, got to the Ohio Department of Disabilities Website.  To apply to become a provider click here.

Beginning October 1, 2009, all initial provider certifications issued by the ODDD will be for one year; all renewal provider certifications will be for three years. The new rule implements application fees for certification. The fee structure has three tiers: independent providers, small agency providers (those who serve or plan to serve 50 or fewer individuals), and large agency providers (those who serve or plan to serve 51 or more individuals).

Certification Requirements

ALL independent providers, chief executive officers of agency providers, and direct services employees of agency providers are required to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a high school diploma or GED (Note: Currently certified independent providers and currently engaged direct services employees of certified agency providers are exempted from this requirement.)
  • Have a Social Security number
  • Have valid identification
  • Have a Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report

Not be on the Abuser Registry
Not be on the Nurse Aide Registry indicating the Ohio Department of Health has made a determination of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property of a resident of a long-term care facility or residential care facility
Be able to read, write, and understand English at a level sufficient to comply with rules governing the services provided
Be able to effectively communicate with the individual served
Hold valid First Aid certification
Hold valid CPR certification
Have completed eight hours of training in: Serving individuals with developmental disabilities, Individual rights, Providing HCBS waiver services,
Requirements of rule 5123:2-17-02 (Incidents Adversely Affecting Health and Safety) and Universal Precautions for infection control BCI Background checks can be completed at the following locations:

BCI Background Checks

Effective April 1, 2013 DODD will no longer accept a BCI background check unless it is sent directly to DODD from BCI.

For assistance contact:

DODD Provider Support
Phone: 800-617-6733
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