Provider Training and Credentialing

The First Steps policy manual became effective on September 1, 2018. To download a copy of the manual, click here.

To get an initial credential within the first year of enrollment, providers and service coordinators must:

  • Take 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.

To renew a credential after the first year of enrollment, providers and service coordinators must:

  • Complete annual professional development in accordance with the sections on credential renewal requirements and early intervention core competencies in the First Steps policy manual;
  • Re-sign the provider or service coordinator agreement on an annual basis;
  • Obtain a limited criminal history check through the Indiana State Police on an annual basis;
  • Comply with any ongoing supervision requirements as applicable; and
  • Submit an annual credential form and any required supporting documentation as indicated on the 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.

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

Annual credential documents
Annual credential form
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

Training information and other resources
Policy manual frequently asked questions (FAQ)
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