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Enrollment

Welcome to the First Steps provider enrollment page!  We are glad you are interested in becoming an early interventionist in the state of Indiana.

All service coordinators and/or direct service providers are hired directly by a system point of entry office or provider agency before beginning the enrollment process. Click here for a complete listing of the First Steps offices and agencies in your area.

To access an interactive map of First Steps service areas, system point of entry offices and provider agencies, click here.

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

To become a First Steps provider or service coordinator, all individuals must:

  • Complete the online provider enrollment screening here.
  • During the enrollment process providers and service coordinators will be asked to complete the following:
    • Submit limited criminal history check through the Indiana State Police;
    • Sign a provider or service coordinator agreement with the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services;
    • Meet the entry level education and licensure qualifications described in the Entry Level Educational Qualifications and Licensure Requirements section of the First Steps policy manual;
    • Obtain a National Provider Identifier (service coordinators excluded)

Independent providers must contact the Indiana Early Intervention Hub Provider Enrollment Management staff directly at ineihubenroll@pcgus.com.

Exemptions

The following early intervention service providers are exempt from First Steps credentialing requirements; however please note, that all providers must still enroll with First Steps and sign an agreement in order to be reimbursed for providing early intervention services.

  • Audiologists
  • Interpreters
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Orientation and mobility specialists
  • Transportation providers
  • Vision specialists (optometrists and ophthalmologists)

The following documents are required for enrollment:

Independent providers

Exempt providers

Other resources

If you are interested in learning more about a career in Indiana’s early intervention program, please email the First Steps web at firststepsweb@fssa.in.gov and a representative from our office will contact you.