All individuals and agencies contracted by the Division of Developmental Disabilities are required to have a Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Certificate. The Office of Licensing, Certification, & Regulation (OLCR) is responsible for issuing certification to individuals, therapists, and agencies providing HCBS services. Services include Attendant Care, Day Programs, Habilitation, Personal Care, Respite Care, Therapy Services, Transportation and several other services designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities. HCBS certification ensures that all individuals providing direct care have met the qualifications for assisting individuals with developmental disabilities.
Certification for Individual Service Providers
An individual care provider has the option of working for an HCBS certified agency and/or contracting directly with DDD as an HCBS-certified Independent Provider. The process of contracting with DDD and applying for certification as an independent provider starts with the DDD Independent Provider Coordinator assigned to your zip code.
Contact us directly at (602) 771-4861 or [email protected] for more information.
Certification for Agencies and Therapists
An HCBS agency or therapist must:
- Become a Qualified Vendor for DDD before applying for HCBS Certification. Contact DDD at (602) 542-6874 for additional guidance on becoming a Qualified Vendor.
- As a Qualified Vendor, the agency or therapist will need to submit an application packet to OLCR for HCBS Certification and AHCCCS enrollment. Find out more about the certification process and documentation requirements for applicants who are Qualified Vendors. Contact us directly at (602) 771-4861 or [email protected] for more information.