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A self-employed, or independent, provider is a person who receives payment to provide specific services to people with developmental disabilities. They are not employees of the State of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) or a local County Board of DD and they cannot employ someone else to provide services on their behalf.

What to Know Before Becoming an Independent Provider

Learn about how to get started as an Independent provider,
as well as what you need to know after you are certified to provide services below.

Becoming an Independent Provider

Learn about certification requirements and the steps you must take to get certified to begin to provide services by clicking the button below.

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What to Know After Certification

There is a lot of information to know and understand as you begin to provide services in the developmental disability field. Click the button below for information you may need as you get started in your career.

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Service Documentation Forms

To view and/or download examples of needed Independent Provider forms, click the button below.

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