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Provider Trainings



Required Trainings

DODD requires all certified Independent Providers attend eight hours of developmental disabilities specific training each calendar year. Additional training is optional and encouraged. Watch for information about additional training on the Board’s calendar and in our provider newsletter.


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is a system Ohio Medicaid has chosen for providers to call in and call out of each shift.  Sandata is provided free for providers in Ohio DoDD Homemaker Personal Care providers are included in the Phase 2 of Ohio’s system. The effective date for Phase 2 is August 5, 2019.

Please click here for training options and information

For more information on EVV and why it is required, please visit https://medicaid.ohio.gov/INITIATIVES/Electronic-Visit-Verification.

Trainings offered by LCBDD for Providers

The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers the annual required provider training at no cost to providers. Provider Training is offered the first Tuesday of each month (unless that falls on a holiday). Registration for these classes is required.

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Use the MyLearning link on dodd.ohio.gov to take the 8 Hour Provider Training class as well as many other helpful classes online for free.  For instructions on how to do this, click the link below and have your DODD user name and password ready:

Mid-East Ohio Regional Council of Government (MEORC)

Click the link below to view the in-person trainings available from MEORC. Note: These trainings are offered at various locations and may have a fee associated with them.


ViaQuest offers a variety of services designed to support the needs of healthcare professionals, including nurse training, care coordination and more.

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals & The Ohio Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) offers memberships for Individuals for $10.00. This includes membership in The Ohio Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (OADSP). Membership gives providers access to free in-person training opportunities. Also available to their members are recognition events, newsletters additional fee-based training topics as well as information and support around issues facing providers.

Ohio Provider Resource Association

The Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA) membership includes training opportunities, recognition events, industry information and governmental advocacy/representation.

Dynamic Pathways

Dynamic Pathways Inc. empowers professionals to higher service for people with developmental disabilities and their families. They are another resource for training opportunities.

Medication Administration Training

There are options, in Central Ohio, that can assist providers in obtaining Medication Administration Training. Please see the above sections for ViaQuest, Dynamic Pathways and Mid-East Ohio Regional Council of Government (MEORC) for training details.

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