Provider Training

Options for Obtaining CPR/FA Certification  (choose the class “Combination CPR/Basic First Aid Blended Course”)
*Enter “CPR” and the city/state you are looking for a class in and the options will pop up. 
*You cannot choose a full online class – DODD doesn’t accept this. 
*Choose either a classroom or online + classroom.  You will need at least Adult CPR/FA. 
*Click on “CPR” link and then click “Find a Training Center”. 
*Filter your search by choosing “classroom” for course format and “heart saver CPR AED” and “heart saver first aid”. 
*You can choose a date range if you want.
Home front Training Acadamy (
*Make sure you are signing up for a CPR and First Aid class that is in person or blended (part in person and part online). 
               *Phone number:  (740)649-6776
 Vendors for Medication Administration 
Vendors for DODD Medication Administration Courses
1) Check DODD website
b. Go to bottom of home page and click “Medication Administration”
c. On right side of page, click: “Search verification and training classes”
d. Click: “DD personnel training sessions”.
e. There, you will see all upcoming Medication Administration classes that trainers are allowing outside providers to attend.
2) Dynamic Pathways (
a. Go to:
b. Click on “Services”
c. Go to bottom of page and at Nursing Services, click “Learn More”.
d. Find class(es) you need. When you click on “Register” it shows you dates/times of upcoming classes.
3) West Central Ohio Network (
a. Click “view calendar”
4) Skillztech Ohio
b. Click on “Registration”
c. Go to: Providers Sign Up and click “Start Here”
d. If you scroll toward bottom of page you will see list of upcoming classes.
****Offers blended classes. Offers renewal classes on Zoom.
b. Classes are remote/virtual OR they will come to your agency and teach classes there (you will be charged for 4 participants regardless of how many show up.
6) Home Front Training Academy (
a. Services and Certifications
b. Medication Certification
They have discounted pricing for groups.
8) Heart Mobile (offers CPR and DODD med admin classes) - scroll to bottom of page and you will see the link for DODD med classes

Training Requirements


Training Requirements can be found in the Appendices for Rule 5123-9-09 (Independent Provider Certification)
Annual Training is tracked by calendar year.  Meaning a Provider can complete their training anytime between January 1 and December 31 each year.
Department provided curriculum can be found through DODD MyLearning
You must have a full 8 hours of training annually (2 hours of Department/DODD provided training, and the 6 additional hours that can be a combination of DODD materials and other training). The six hours of training required annually are in topics selected by the Provider.  This means you must find training(s) that are applicable to the services you provide and/or individuals you serve.  DODD does offer some supplementary training materials that can count toward those additional 6 hours but to be in compliance,
Further clarification regarding training requirements can be found here:
UCBDD offers CPR/FA training regularly and may also offer other training topics.  The training schedule can be found in the Monthly Independent newsletter or the UCBDD webpage
Your CPR/First Aid certification must ALWAYS be current
All Independent Providers are required to have the following annual training (unless noted as exempt below):
  • Two (2) hours of training provided by the Department or by an entity using Department-provided curriculum in topics relevant to the independent provider’s duties including:
    • Empathy-based care
    • “National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals” code of ethics
    • Rights of individuals set forth in section 5123.62 of the Revised Code
  • Six (6) hours of training in topics selected by the independent provider from the following list that are relevant to the services provided and individuals served by the independent provider:
    • Components of quality care (Examples include but are not limited to interpersonal relationships and trust, cultural competency, effective communication, person-centered philosophy, planning, and practice; implementing individual service plans; trauma informed care; empathy-based care)
    • Health and safety (Examples include but are not limited to signs and symptoms of illness or injury and procedure for response, transportation safety)
    • Positive behavioral support (Examples include but are not limited to creative a positive culture, general requirements for intervention and behavioral support strategies and role of independent provider including documentation, crisis intervention techniques
There may be additional training requirements depending on the service you are providing.  Those requirements can be found within the rule for the specific service.
    • Rule 5123-17-02 of the Administrative Code (MUI Rule) including a review of health and welfare alerts issued by the Department since previous year’s training
REMEMBER: If you are certified in a service, you must meet the annual training requirements even if you are not actively providing the service!