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.
Required Training – ELECTRONIC VISIT VERIFICATION (EVV)
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.
Trainings offered by LCBDD for Providers
The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers the annual required provider training at no cost to providers. Registration for these classes is required.
Additional Resource for CPR and First Aid Training
West Licking Fire District offers CPR/First Aid/BLS classes to area businesses and residents. Each class is held at Station 1, located at 851 East Broad Street, Pataskala, with a total of ten participants. Click here to see more information.
Need to re-certify? Call Fire Marshal Fred Hughes to find out about the Blended Program. This program allows the participant to take the classroom portion of CPR/ First Aid online and then schedule a time to complete the hands on practical portion of the class at the West Licking Fire District Training Center.
To sign up for this option, contact FM Fred Hughes at (740) 927-3046 or stop by Station 1 to complete the Blended Program form. Advanced payment is required and each class category costs only $15.00. You may make payments M-F from 8-4 to our Fiscal Officer, Donna Hubner. (cash or money order only)
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Required annual training
Use the MyLearning link on dodd.ohio.gov to take the Required Annual Provider Training class as well as many other helpful classes online for free. The Annual Training required and optional topics add up to 5 hours of training. Providers need to find an additional 3 hours of training each year that matches the needs of the people they support.
All courses completed on MyLearning will save to your transcript. Printing a certificate for each course is not helpful. The dates on the certificates do not update from year to year.
Competency-based longevity add-on
DODD posted this document to assist providers in documenting their training courses that do not appear on MyLearning or Direct Course and do not provider a certificate or transcript. Click here to access the form.
DSP Agency Staff and Independent Providers who provide Homemaker Person Care (HPC) support can earn up to $1.00 more on the hour by applying for the Longevity Add-on. To qualify for this additional wage, the individual provider must complete 60 hours of approved course work (in addition to the annual training) and document 4,120 hours of paid experience supporting people with developmental disabilities. For instructions and links to accepted coursework, please follow this link: https://dodd.ohio.gov/about-us/training/training-policies/competency-based-training-longevity-add-on
Mid-East Ohio Regional Council of Government (MEORC)
Click here 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.
LCBDD funds regular Medication Administration classes at no cost to providers at the LCBDD office.
ViaQuest offers a variety of services designed to support the needs of healthcare professionals, including nurse training, care coordination and more. If you would like to view trainings offered by ViaQuest, please click here.
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.
Skillz Tech, Ohio
Skillz Tech, Ohio offers Medication Certification training at all levels. Before you register, click the purple button that reads,
“Skillz Tech, Ohio Provider Download Here”. You will need to fill in that application and follow the instructions to provide your high school diploma before you register. Agency staff cannot register themselves, must be completed by management.
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.
Many Independent Providers will not be required to become certified in Medication Administration.