Information for Agency Providers

An agency provider is a person employed by an entity for the purpose of providing services to people with developmental disabilities. Agency Providers must be certified by DODD.

Steps toward Initial Certification

Step 1: Gather your documents

You will need the following:

  • Verification of age: You must be at least 18 years old
  • High School Diploma/GED: Unless you held provider certification or were employed by a certified agency provider on September 30, 2009
  • State Identification: Valid driver's license or government-issued photo ID
  • Copy of your Social Security Card: You can get a corrected or replacement card for free from the Social Security Administration
  • Current report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification an d Investigation (BCII): To find where you can get a background check, contact your County Board, or look at the list of organizations that offer Web Check  on the Ohio Attorney Generals' website
  • Valid American Red Cross or equivalent First Aid Certification: In-person training required-find an American Red Cross training class
  • Valid American Red Cross or equivalent CPR Certification: In-person training required-find an American Red Cross training class
  • Evidence of completion of Provider Initial Certification Training: This may include a certificate provided upon completion of all eight hours of training

Step 2: Create an account

New Provider Agency CEO Orientation

Interested in starting a provider agency of your own? Are you a new CEO for a provider agency? This New Provider Agency CEO Orientation is a required training that offers information to support new agency CEOs. It takes about 20 minutes to complete.

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Recertification

Agency providers renew their DODD provider certification every three years. Follow these steps to renew your certification.