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The Ohio Administrative Code clearly spells out community rehabilitation standards that must be met and maintained. Click here to review the Ohio Administrative Code. The community rehabilitation program must submit to OOD documentation from the appropriate body verifying preliminary accreditation, accreditation or certification. By law, OOD cannot purchase services from any community rehabilitation program that does not obtain accreditation following preliminary accreditation and/or maintain appropriate accreditation or certification status.

If you are interested in being a provider of services, you are encouraged to visit the links of the preliminary accredited, accredited or certification sites:

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)

National Accreditation Council for Blind & Low Vision Services

National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB)

The Joint Commission (TJC)