Steps to becoming an Independent Provider

2 Gather documents and non-refundable application fee

This list is not exhaustive. Additional documents may be required. For more information see rule 5123:2-2-01 Provider Certification.

  • $125 non-refundable application fee
  • Verification of age (birth certificate)
  • High school diploma or general education development (GED) certificate
  • Valid driver's license or other government-issued photo identification
  • Social security card (independent providers must be certified under their Social Security number)
  • 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.
  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Eight hours of Direct Service Provider Training for Initial Certification
    • Evidence that you have completed the required eight hours of provider training, like a certificate of completion. 
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