How to Become a Provider

Provider certification is managed by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).  Visit their website to learn about becoming a provider.

Click here for information about background checks.

We offer training and technical assistance to help you in starting and maintaining your certification. Contact our Provider Liaison, Sarah, if you need technical assistance.

Prior to applying to DODD for certification, you must have 8 hours of initial training and CPR/FA.  See the full requirements per the Ohio Revised Code 5123:2-2-01 C(2)  DDCC offers the following trainings:

  • The Provider’s Role & Responsibilities
  • Introduction to Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
  • Universal Precautions
  • Individual Rights
  • Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs)
  • CPR and First Aid

See our Training page for more information and registration.


Becoming an independent provider DDCC

For FREE initial 8 hour provider training online, visit DODD’s MyLearning training center.  Additionally, billing and service documentation training can be found here for new providers. This is required within 60 days of first providing services after becoming certified.

Forms for Providers

Training Calendar