Qualifications: Professional with Development Therapy credentials or equivalent experience and training who has had their credentials approved by the DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide early intervention services under the Illinois Adult, Children's Support and Children's Residential Medicaid Waivers.


  1. You must complete Early Intervention Specialist Course Work & Experience Requirements: Checklist F.

  2. Send completed Checklist F and documentation of credential or training and experience to the address provided on the 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, you must complete the enrollment process in one of two ways: 

    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.

Important Resources for Requirements