List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • What kinds of things would I do as a provider?

    Providers perform a variety of tasks to support the individual they serve. These tasks may include - light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, assisting with personal care, assisting and transporting individuals to medical appointments, accessing activities in the community and more.
  • How to Become a Provider?

    Create an Account with DODD

    Create an OH | ID account and subscribe to My DODD to access Provider Services Management. 

    Complete the Initial Overview and Orientation for Independent Providers available in DODD MyLearning.  

    Complete the Eight-Hour Provider Training available in DODD MyLearning, or an alternate initial provider training course that meets the requirements for initial training found in Ohio Administrative Rule OAC 5123:2-2-01 (Provider Certification).

    Complete Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) training . Only applicants for Homemaker/Personal Care (HPC) or Waiver Nursing services are required to complete EVV training. 

    Complete First Aid and CPR training. Contact Michelle Farley to set up. 

    Complete BCII (Background Check)- UCBDD – Julia 937-645-6704 (No charge)
    NOTE: Must get an FBI check as well if have not been a resident of Ohio for the previous 5 consecutive years/Bring completed form with you to your appointment.
    Create Supplier ID- New State of Ohio suppliers must first register online with the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) using the Supplier Self-Registration module of the Ohio Administrative Knowledge System (OAKS).

    Go to and click ‘Register a New Account’. To complete this process, you need access to a printer as well as a scanner.  The registration process will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
    You need your bank account information.  You will also be prompted to fill out a W-9 (link provided at the website)
    Once you are assigned a Supplier Number, you will need to upload a copy of an email or screenshot of your account showing your name and assigned Supplier Number in the document upload.

    Documentation needed to apply:
    Gather these documents to continue:

    It is recommended that applicants first gather all documents (except the BCII) prior to completing the application. Your application can be done with Lori LaCella, email to set up an appointment. 

    8 hour training certificate
    EVV training certificate
    Orientation Certificate
    Email with supplier id approval and number
    Proof that you are at least 18 years old (this must birth certificate)
    High School Diploma or GED
    Current CPR card/First Aid (NO online courses) certificate
    Valid Social Security Card
    Driver’s License
    Auto insurance card (only if providing transportation)
    Drivers abstract, must be official copy obtained at BMV, not more than 14 days old (only if providing transportation)
    Credit Card $125 application 

    When a person becomes an Independent Provider, they get to choose what individual they want to work with and when, based on the individual looking for services.

    Independent providers are responsible for completing their own billing and paying taxes, independent providers are self-employed. Independent providers are not employees of the State of Ohio, DODD, and County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. Independent providers cannot employ someone else to provide services on their behalf.

    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Have a valid social security number
    • Have the ability to read, write, and understand English.
    • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

After Approval - Marketing Yourself

Once you receive your approval, send the approval email to

Providers who hold a contract for locally-funded services have the opportunity to advertise on the UCBDD website. This is a free opportunity for you to showcase your skills and the services you provide.

Once you become certified as a provider, you will be connected with clients through a RFP and interview process. Below are the steps taken during that RFP process.

You will receive a provider profile form to complete. You will then be added to the UCBDD Provider email list to receive open provider requests (called RFP) and to the website. 

Once selected by an individual, prior to providing services, you will need to meet with the service consultant to discuss the independent provider’s responsibilities and requirements set forth in the ISP.

Within 60 days of first providing services, you need to complete training in accordance with standards established by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities in:
  • Service documentation
  • Billing for services
You can access these trainings through