To be an Independent Provider
The provider certification application will
move from Provider Certification Wizard, or PCW, to a new platform called
Provider Services Management on July 31, 2017. Provider Services
Management, or PSM, will offer an easier platform for providers to submit
initial application packets and recertification packets.
initial application packets or recertification packets that are started in
PCW must be completed and application fees paid before July 30.
Incomplete application or renewal packets will not be saved as the system
changes from PCW to PSM on July 31.
an application in PCW is incomplete July 30, the application
information will be lost when the system changes July 31 and will need to
be restarted in PSM.
make sure your email address is current in PCW so additional communication
regarding the new system reaches you.
login for PSM will be the same as it was for PCW.
|An independent provider is a self-employed person who provides services to people with developmental disabilities.
- They are not employees of the State of Ohio or the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).
- They cannot employ someone else to provide services on their behalf.
Below are some of the requirements to become certified as an Independent Provider. For more requirements see rule
5123:2-2-01 Provider Certification.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Have a valid social security number.
- Have the ability to read, write, and understand English.
- Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Steps to becoming an Independent Provider
Initial Overview online training. This orientation for independent providers is required for certification.
for technology requirements for viewing the training.