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Apply for DODD Continuing Professional Development Units

A signed application must be received by DODD 30 days before the first day of the training. Training approval expires two years from the approval date or whenever there is a significant change to the training’s objectives or syllabus. In both cases, a new application must be submitted with supporting documentation.

A copy of the application form will be returned to the applicant with an approval or disapproval code noted.

Training offered for credit in the areas of adult services, service and support administration (SSA), or board member training that is provided by

  • a county board of developmental disabilities,
  • the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities,
  • or the Ohio Association of Superintendents of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities

may be approved by a superintendent of a county board of developmental disabilities and does not need department approval.

Training Requirements

Training content submitted must match the type of certification approval requested.

A minimum of one hour is required for approval. After one hour, partial hours may be approved in 30-minute increments (1.5 hours = 1.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units).


An agenda or syllabus that contains the topic, brief description, timeline, and objectives of the training must be submitted with the application.

If you do not complete the application or neglect to include supporting documents, it will result in a delayed response to your application.

On the Day of Training

Training instructors are responsible for maintaining records to sufficiently document attendance by participants.

Training participants must attend the entire session as described in the agenda or syllabus to receive credit. Partial credit will not be approved.

Training participants are responsible for securing verification of attendance and CPD approval codes at the conclusion of training.