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The Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Department of Aging Approved Home Health Care Training

ODA Direct Service Worker Training Program Approval

Training Providers: How to Obtain ODA Approval

ODA approved direct service worker training programs include (1) those participating in the Ohio Department of Health Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) and (2) non-NATCEP programs meeting the standards described in the Direct Service Training Program Application for Approval Form B.

The Direct Service Training Program Application for Approval (Including Instructions, Form A and Form B) provides guidance to direct service worker training programs seeking to become approved by ODA.

(1) Non - Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation (NATCEP) Programs with ODA Approval

The Ohio Department of Aging's approval indicates that the direct service training program provider has submitted and met the standards set forth for the elements described in the Direct Service Training Program Application for Approval Form B. The ODA approval allows the training program to educate and provide a certificate of completion to direct service workers who are applying to become ODA certified consumer directed personal care providers, Enhanced Community Living service providers or ODA certified individual providers. In no way does ODA's training program approval signify endorsement of the business practices and quality of services provided by any approved direct service training program.

As applications are received and approved, ODA will publish a list of Approved Direct Service Worker Training Programs that have successfully completed the application process with ODA (including programs at technical schools, colleges, private and non-profit organizations). Many of the programs listed here will offer training and evaluation targeted for direct service workers in home and community based settings.

(2) Ohio Department of Health Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP)

NATCEP programs with current approval by the Ohio Department of Health may develop a training program to educate and provide a certificate of completion to direct service workers who are applying to become ODA certified consumer directed personal care providers, Enhanced Community Living service providers or ODA certified individual providers meeting the standards described in the Direct Service Training Program Application for Approval Form B.

NATCEP programs should submit Form A to the Ohio Department of Aging. ODA will publish these program on the list of Approved Direct Service Worker Training Programs.

The NATCEP unit of the Ohio Department of Health approves nurse aide training programs. The unit oversees both the written competency exam and the clinical skills exam for all nurse aides. The NATCEP unit provides phone assistance to nurse aide programs, nurse aides seeking training and consumers wishing to start new programs.

Home Health Consumers and Prospective Direct Service Workers: Providing Feedback about ODA an Approved Training Provider

Consumers and direct service workers are encouraged to provide feedback regarding their experience with ODA’s approved training providers.  Please report any issue with an ODA approved training program.

Contact us to provide feedback on our approval process and help us increase the quality of our home health programs.

The following resources provide guidance to consumers and prospective direct service workers seeking ODA approved training programs.

Approved Direct Service Worker Training Programs

Nurse Aide Registry

Search for Nurse Aide Training Programs | Instructions

PASSPORT Program

Service Provider Information