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Training and Professional Development   

The team at Ohio Help Me Grow facilitates training and professional development opportunities for Help Me Grow early childhood professionals across the State of Ohio. Training opportunities are largely guided by the Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards, a collaborative effort of state agencies to promote and the guide comprehensive development of young children. 

Help Me Grow Training Opportunities

2016-2017 Training Bulletin– Published each year in June, this document provides guidance on training opportunities and resources offered for professionals at every learning stage with the Help Me Grow systems of care. 

Credential Requirements for Supervisors, Home Visitors, Service Coordinators, Central Coordination Contractors, and Contract Managers – Guidance on required courses for each HMG credential, Ohio TRAIN, and the Ohio Professional Registry. 


Ohio TRAIN learning management network – Training registration, online training, transcripts, and other resources for building skills and competencies:

Ohio Professional Registry (managed by OCCRRA, the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association) – Centralized information system for early childhood professionals allows individuals to track and be recognized for their education, credentials, and training:

Contact us

To discuss professional development opportunities, please contact us:

Help Me Grow - Training/Professional Development
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone:(614) 644-8389


Page Updated 10/11/2016

Help Me Grow Home Visitor Credential


Home Visitors must meet requirements to apply for the Home Visitor (HV) Credential within 18 months of the hire date.

The HV credential will be issued by the Ohio Professional Development Network (OPDN) Registry when the Home Visitor meets the following requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) accredited college or university in a major field of study related to early childhood

Related Field Degree List

  • Attendance at all required training

If you have questions regarding training requirements by position, contact your program consultant.

Credentialing Instructions for Home Visitors

Information regarding how to obtain your initial Home Visitor credential, complete a personal profile on the Ohio Professional Development Network (OPDN) Registry, set-up an Ohio TRAIN account to register for trainings and how to obtain your Home Visitor credential renewal is available by selecting the link below.

Credential Instructions for Home Visitors



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Page last updated 10/11/2016