ODA Direct Service Worker Training Program Approval
Training Providers: How to Obtain ODA Approval
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.
ODA approved direct service worker training programs include (1) those participating in the Ohio Department of Health Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program and (2) non-NATCEP programs meeting the standards set forth for the elements described in the Direct Service Training Program Application for Approval Form B (see above). The following resources provide guidance to consumers and prospective direct service workers seeking ODA approved training programs:
(1) Ohio Department of Health Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP)
The NATCEP unit of the Ohio Department of Health approves approximately 447 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. Training programs:
Approximately 20,000 prospective nurse aides are tested each year. The Ohio Department of Health’s Nurse Aide Registry currently has approximately 298,000 entries listed and more than 89,000 of those are active nurse aides.
(2) Non-NATCEP Programs with ODA Approval
As applications are received and approved, ODA will provide a list of Approved Direct Service Worker Training Programs that are non-NATCEP and 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.
Note: 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. In no way does ODA’s approval signify endorsement of the business practices and quality of services provided by any approved direct service training program.
Home Health Consumers and Prospective Direct Service Workers: Providing Feedback about ODA an Approved Service 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.