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Initial credentialing

Per the First Steps policy manual became effective on September 1, 2018 providers and service coordinators must complete initial credential within the first year of enrollment. To download a copy of the manual, click here.

To obtain an initial credential, providers and service coordinators must:

  • Complete the trainings required for an initial credential described in the section on initial credential requirements in the First Steps policy manual;
  • Comply with any first year supervision requirements as applicable; and
  • Submit an initial credential application and any required supporting documentation as indicated.

Initial credential documents
Initial credential application
Provider agreement | required for all service providers and assessment team members
Service coordinator agreement | required for all intake and service coordinators
Agency and independent provider agreement | required for all agencies and independent providers
Monthly supervision report | as applicable
Developmental therapy end of supervision form

Training information and other resources
Policy manual frequently asked questions
First Steps state required trainings
First Steps newsletters
Indiana State Police limited criminal history search
More information on IDEA part C
Credentialing extension request form
Independent PD activity approval form

Please see the First Steps policy manual for policies on provider training and credentialing. If you are looking for enrollment information, click here.

For a map of First Steps service areas and local agency contact information, click here.