Steps to becoming an Agency Provider

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 Gather documents and non-refundable application fee

Additional documents may be required. For more information see rule 5123:2-2-01 Provider Certification.

Agencies must submit

  • Non-refundable application fee: $800 for small agencies and $1,600 for large agencies
  • Certificate of good standing from the Ohio Secretary of State
  • Certificate of comprehensive general liability insurance in the amount of at least five hundred thousand dollars

The agency CEO must submit

  • Verification of age (birth certificate)
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Documentation of a Bachelor's degree or documentation of the required work experience
  • Social security card
  • State of Ohio identification
  • Current report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII)
    • This report must be sent to DODD by the Ohio Attorney General's office. DODD cannot accept reports from the individual.
    • Find organizations that offer Web Check on the Ohio Attorney Generals' website.