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Information for Agency Providers

An agency provider means an entity that employs a person for the purpose of providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.​
Having the following documents accessible will be helpful to agency providers preparing to apply for initial certification: 
 
  • Verification of age:  All provider applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • High School Diploma/GED:  Except for persons who held provider certification or who were employed by a certified agency provider on September 30, 2009.
  • State Identification:  Valid driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification
  • Social Security Card:  a copy is required to be submitted with your application
  • Current report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII).  Please contact your local DODD County Board to see if they offer or can refer you to local organizations that offer BCII and FBI criminal background checks. Organizations that offer web check for civilian and FBI checks can also be found on-line at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Services/Business/WebCheck.aspx/?from=nav
  • Certification from the Secretary of State verifying your agency
  • Letter from the IRS verifying your Tax Identification Number
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college (or 4 years of experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities in lieu of a degree)
  • Proof of experience
    • One year of paid, full-time work experience in the provision of services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities in the areas of supervision of staff; personnel matters; financial management; and supervision of services​

Agencies are required to renew their certification online through the Provider Certification Wizard and must be able to show evidence of the following for each employee during future compliance reviews, as applicable to 5123:2-2-01:

  • Current report from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII).  Please contact your local DODD County Board to see if they offer or can refer you to local organizations that offer BCII and FBI criminal background checks. Organizations that offer web check for civilian and FBI checks can also be found on-line at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Services/Business/WebCheck.aspx/?from=nav​
  • Valid American Red Cross or equivalent certification in First Aid
  • Valid American Red Cross or equivalent certification in CPR
  • Copy of social security card
  • Evidence of MUI and Client Rights training​
 To become certified go to Certification Wizard​
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