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Initial and Renewal Certification

Providers of services to people with developmental disabilities may be self-employed (called independent providers) or agencies. DODD certifies both agency and independent providers of services. Applicants must meet qualifications, pay a non-refundable fee, and include supporting documentation with their application.

An independent provider or agency is prohibited from providing any service until certification is obtained from DODD.

***Fees are waived for people applying for initial certification as independent providers through January 31, 2021***

Waiver certification applications for both agency and independent providers continue to be accepted by DODD through PSM at this time.