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Training and Professional Development   

Professional Development is defined as opportunities that continue to further the knowledge, skills and competency of Ohio’s home visiting professionals. The Ohio Department of Health continuously seeks opportunities to provide access to high quality education and training opportunities that are necessary in order to properly engage and support families, as well as ensure fidelity efforts to the model implemented. The essential components of Ohio’s home visiting professional development system are the Home Visitor Core Competencies, as well as the Home Visiting Credentialing Standards.

Why core competencies for home visitors?

When home visitors use knowledge-based competencies to guide self-assessment of their own professional practice, they are assured of utilizing a framework that represents the full scope of home visitation. These competencies reflect the Ohio Home Visiting System’s philosophies and principles, ensuring that this information is put into practice. When used in combination with Ohio’s Early Learning Standards, the home visiting competencies can serve as a foundation for decisions and practices to be carried out within every home visitation program.

Download Ohio's Home Visiting Core Competencies

Home Visiting Credentialing Standards

Individuals serving in the capacity of home visitor, supervisor of home visitors or program manager within ODH funded evidence-based services shall meet the education and training requirements set forth in OAC 3701-8-04.

Download Ohio's Evidenced Based Home Visiting Credentialing Standards

Download Credentialing Checklist

To discuss professional development opportunities, please contact us:

HMG Early Childhood Home Visiting
Training and Professional Development
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215


Professional Development Resources

Home Visiting Training Bulletin: Published each state fiscal year, this document highlights training opportunities and resources offered for Ohio home visiting professionals. (coming soon)

The Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals: Offers Home Visitors the opportunity to learn new skills and grow their careers. Through engaging, online modules and a personalized learning map feature, professionals take charge of their growth and advancement.

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

The Ohio Professional Registry (OPR): The OPR is a centralized information system for early childhood and afterschool professionals.


Page updated 6/13/2018