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Credentialing

Click here to review our First Steps Policy Manual to learn more about the requirements necessary to be a First Steps service coordinator or early intervention provider.

First Steps Policy Manual Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed by clicking here.

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

Initial credentialing

Per the First Steps policy manual, providers and service coordinators must complete initial credential within the first year of enrollment.

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

Additional resources

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

Annual credentialing

First Steps personnel must renew their credential on an annual basis. Failure to complete all of the required credential activities within the specified enrollment period will result in the provider’s dis-enrollment from the First Steps program.

To renew an annual credential, 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.

Annual credential documents

Training information and other resources

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