Thank you for your interest to become a Provider. You must be certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) to provide services to individuals who have developmental disabilities. Becoming certified by DODD allows you to provide services to individuals that have an I.O., Level One, and/or SELF waiver. You must complete training, meet the requirements for certification, pay a non-refundable application fee, and submit documentation verifying you meet the requirements as a part of the DODD online application. You cannot provide services to any individuals until you receive certification. DODD certification is valid throughout the entire state of Ohio.
Before you make the decision to become a Provider, it is important that you understand all of the requirements for certification as well as the expectations and ongoing responsibilities of Providers. DODD has rules that outline the requirements for Providers, as well as the services being provided. Those rules can be found on the DODD website.
DODD provider certification is not the same as being a certified Medicaid Provider. If you are looking to become a Medicaid provider, that information can be found on https://medicaid.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/medicaid/resources-for-providers/managed-care/become-a-provider.