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I want to work in multiple counties. How do I get certified to do that?

Once you are certified, you are able to provide services throughout the entire state of Ohio. There is not a separate certification process for each county.  However, each county registers Providers differently so once you are certified you will need to contact your local county board to find out what their process is.

Will my certification transfer to another state?

That is not likely. If you are planning to move you should check with the state you are moving to in order to find out what their process for certification is.

Following approval of my certification, can I serve other individuals in addition to the individual I was initially recruited as a Provider for?

You are able to serve any individual who is in need of services as long as you are certified to provide the service they are in need of, your certification is in good standing and (if you are an independent provider) are within the parameters of the Independent Provider Overtime Rule.

I am interested in becoming a Provider for individuals with developmental disabilities. What do I need to do?

You need to apply for certification through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). For more information on the certification process, click here.

I am already a certified Provider but want to provide services in Lake County. What do I need to do?

Contact the Provider Support Department with your name / name of your agency and contact information. You will be added to the Provider list and email distribution list.  You will also need to register to access the Provider Portal to view the Requests for Providers which are posted when an individual is in need of a Provider.

I received a notice from DODD that I need to renew my certification. How do I do that?

You will complete a certification renewal application through the PSM (Provider Services Management) system on the DODD website. More information about renewal can be found here.

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