Developmental Specialists and Early Intervention Supervisors
To become eligible for EI developmental specialist certification, one must earn a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a related field and take department approved EI coursework in six different content areas. For specifics related to obtaining a one-year or five-year developmental specialist certificate, please review:
If any applicant is missing coursework in any area, he or she can choose to take a department approved seminar, or an approved college course (totaling at least 30 hours). Please refer to the checklist for details.
Developmental Specialists and Early Intervention Supervisors are certified through Provider Certification at DODD and must meet education and training requirements specified in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 5123:2-5-05. Below are the links to the Certification Application form, Application Addendum, Application for Training Approval, and Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU) Checklist. For additional information, please contact Provider Certification: firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Board Certification Application
County Board Certification Application Addendum
Application for Training Approval
Service Coordinators, Service Coordinator Supervisors, Developmental Specialists and Early Intervention Supervisors are credentialed through the Department of Developmental Disabilities. Learn more about credentialing in Ohio.