Early Intervention


If you are a Provider for individuals in Ross County or are looking to become one, this area is just for you!

Certification & Training

Find links below for how to become a provider as well as both training and testing resources on MUI, Rights and Bloodborne Pathogens.

Provider Resources

Certification & Training


Welcome!  If you or your agency, are seeking assistance with obtaining certification from the Ohio Department of Disabilities (DODD) and receiving referrals from individuals served by the Pioneer Center, please see below.

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) requires all providers of Medicaid waiver services to be certified, and there is an online application that you will need to complete, prior to being selected for any waiver services.  (

We have included some easy to use guides to help you through this process in the links below. You will want to complete the necessary training prior to starting your DODD application. Some of the process takes place on different platforms, so please download and follow the user guides for those steps.

Independent Provider Checklist
Applying for an NPI Number
Completing EVV Training and Using EVV
Creating a Username for NPPES
Managing Your Payee Profile
PNM to PSM for Certified Providers
Taxonomy Guide for DODD Waiver Providers
Becoming an Independent Provider 2023
Updating Demographic Info

DODD has updated the training requirements for independent providers, so please select the correct courses to avoid delays in certification.

Read the instructions very carefully regarding the BCII check, make sure the results are sent to DODD (address on checklist).  They will not accept a copy from any other source.

As you are going through the application, you may have questions.  If you do, please feel free to contact Greg Williamson at 740-773-8044 ext. 263, or Art Nickles 740-775-7044 ext. 282,   If we are unable to assist you DODD has a provider certification help desk at 800-617-6733 #5.  They will be able to assist you if you are having difficulty with their application.

There are fees for many items: BCII check, the application, and some trainings.  These are your responsibility.  If you feel that the cost is prohibitive and still want to provide services to individuals we serve, there are several agency providers that are looking for staff and I would be glad to help you get in touch with them.

Once your application is submitted it typically takes 30 days to get an approval email from DODD. After you receive that we will add you to our list of providers and I will inform our Service and Support Administrators that you are interested in providing services.  They will reach out to you as needed.

Provider Resources

As a Provider, your listing in our system is your link to individuals who need services in Ross County. Click the link below to log onto your Provider listing at our website and update the information our individuals will see when they are looking for Providers!

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