If you are an agency provider, you will employ staff for the purpose of providing services/supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. To be considered an agency provider, you must directly employ at least one person in addition to the chief executive officer (CEO). There are very specific certification timelines, training requirements and criteria that you must have in order to become a certified agency through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. These requirements are outlined in the rules and laws of the Ohio Revised Code.
We have also developed step-by-step instructions for further assistance and how to become a quality provider of person-centered supports.