Community Day Services (CDS)

What is it?

Community Day Services (formerly referred to as Developmental Training) is a program that focuses on the development and enhancement of daily adaptive living skills and economic self-sufficiency.  This training takes place away from the individual's residential living arrangement and is designed to foster the acquisition of skills, appropriate behavior, greater independence and personal choice.  List of CDS Activities.

How do I apply for a Community Day Services (Day Program) Certificate?

DHS, Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure & Certification assures that Community Day Services agencies provide services to adults with a developmental disability conform to established standards.  Agencies must meet the licensure and surveys requirements in compliance of Rule 19

  1. Please check the DDD Provider Training page for announcements about the next New Provider Orientation
  2. Register to participate in a New Provider Orientation session.  If you have any questions about this training, please contact:
  3. AFTER attending the New Provider Orientation, request a Community Day Services certification application from:
    • Illinois Department of Human Services
      Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure & Certification 
      401 S. Clinton, 7th Floor
      Chicago, IL 60607
      Phone: 312-814-5310

How do I enroll as a Developmental Disability Medicaid Waiver provider for Community Day Services?

  1. Obtain a Community Day Services (Day Program) Certificate issued by the Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure and Certification.
  2. Apply for a National Provider Identification Number (NPI) on the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System website.
    1. The NPI must be a Type 2 - Organizational NPI number. 
    2. The taxonomy code to select is 251C00000X - Day Training, Developmentally Disabled Services.
  3. Send the following enrollment documents to DHS, Division of Developmental Disabilities:
    • EMAIL: 
      Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities
      600 East Ash Street, Building 400, Mail Stop 2
      South Springfield, IL 6270
      Attention: Provider Enrollment
      1. Typed cover letter that includes a description of the services that your organization plans to provide and the owners or Executive Director's phone number and email address
      2. Copy of CILA License
      3. IRS W-9 form  - Carefully review the IRS W-9 Guidelines and complete the IRS W-9 form based on the tax classification of the organization and determine if any additional IRS forms or other supporting documentation needs to be submitted with W-9.
  4. Submit an IMPACT Provider Enrollment application for the company:
    1. You, the person sitting at the computer, must create an IMPACT account on the State of Illinois | HFS IMPACT: Home and apply for approval for a Single Sign-On ID.  Please use the Single Sign-On ID PowerPoint Presentation found on the Presentations and Materials | HFS ( page on the HFS website to complete this step.
    2. When the Single Sign-On ID has been approved, return to the State of Illinois | HFS IMPACT: Home and log into your account.  On your IMPACT home page there will now be an IMPACT blue hyperlink located under the 4 green boxes.  Click on this IMPACT hyperlink to access the Provider Enrollment System.  . 
    3. On the next screen, click on NEW ENROLLMENT
    4. Select the Enrollment Type:  Facility, Agency, Organization (FAO). 
    5. Use the Facility, Agency, Organization PowerPoint Presentation found on the Presentations and Materials | HFS ( page on the HFS website to complete this step.
      • The IMPACT application for the company must includes the following information:
        • Add Specialty:  Habilitation Developmental; Day Training; No Subspecialty
        • Associate Provider: DDD Billing Provide ID number 7094718
        • Associate Billing Agent: DDD Billing Agent number 7094638
  5. Send an email to notifying DDD Provider Enrollment that the IMPACT enrollment application has been completed and submitted for State Review. 
  6. The IMPACT system will send you an email notification when your IMPACT application has been approved. 
  7. Submit your Direct Support Person (DSP) and Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP training) programs to DHS, Division of Developmental Disabilities for approval.
  8. Review the information on the DHS website on Using ROCS and contact the ROCS helpdesk for Technical Support.

Community Day Services providers are required to submit their DSP and QIDP training programs for approval to:

Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Bureau of Quality Management
600 East Ash Street, Building 400, Mail Stop 2 North
Springfield, IL 62703

Attention: DSP/QIDP Training Program

Important Resources for Program Requirements