Qualifications: Professional with a Master's degree who is certified as a Behavior Analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.  These professionals must have their credentials approved by the DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities before receiving payments for providing behavior intervention services and therapies to persons receiving services under the Illinois Adult, Children's Support and Children's Residential Medicaid Waivers.


  1. Complete Certification Verification, Checklist A
  2. Send completed Checklist A and copy of your current Board Certified Behavior Analyst certificate to the address provided on the checklist form.
  3. When your credentials are verified and approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities, the Division will send an approval letter.
  4. Upon receipt of your approval letter, complete the enrollment by indicating desired reimbursement method: 

    1. A Professional who is Reimbursed Directly as an Independent Provider 

      If you are a professional who is an independent provider who will bill Department of Human Services (DHS) directly as the provider/vendor, and you will be paid directly by DHS under your own Social Security Number.

    2. A Professional who is Reimbursed Via Other Means 

      If you are a professional who works for an agency, is part of a group practice, limited liability corporation (LLC), or will have another entity or agency acting as a billing agent and the billing agent will be reimbursed by DHS for your services, you must follow the directions for identifying the other agent.

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