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Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities
2606 Brady Lake Road · Ravenna, OH · 44266-1657
Phone: 330-297-6209 | Fax: 

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Provider Training Courses

The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Board) is offering the following training courses for providers of individuals eligible for Board services. Prices may vary. Below are the class rates effective 1/1/19. 

Location: Classes will be held at the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 2500 Brady Lake Road, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Enter through the Community and Provider Relations door (left side). Parking is available in the lot on the left of the building. Payment for the class is due on or before the date of the class. 

Note: UI/MUI courses occur monthly (2nd Wednesday) will be held at the Portage DD Administration Building, located at 2606 Brady Lake Rd., Ravenna, Ohio 44266.


Payment: Accepted forms of payment are cash (exact amount) or check payable to Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities. If you need an invoice in advance of the training, please contact Kim Holbert (above) at least a week prior to the training. An invoice can be emailed to your company. A receipt will be provided to the individual at the training. If you register for a class and don’t cancel your reservation by contacting Kim Holbert at least 48 hours in advance, you will be responsible for the class fee. 

Additional Information: For the Medication Administration Certification 1 class, a one hour lunch break will be given. It is strongly recommended that you bring your lunch with you to adhere to the one hour limit. There are no vending machines available for food or beverages so please plan accordingly. Coffee, tea and water will be available at no charge. A refrigerator and microwave is available for use. 

To view a list of scheduled dates for our training courses, visit our calendar by clicking here


Information Contact: Karen Hill, Nursing Support Manager, (330)296-8714 or karenh@portagedd.org

Scheduling Contact: Kim Holbert, Account Clerk II, (330)296-2839 ext. 3148 or kimh@portagedd.org.  

MUI Training Contact: Tim Torch, Human Resources Specialist, (330)297-2083 or

Unusual Incident / Major Unusual Incident Training

Free to Attend

1.5 Hours

Occurs Monthly
2nd Wednesday
9:30 AM - 11 AM

This course satisfies the requirements for the Initial/Annual required training on the MUI Rule, OAC 5123-17-02.  

Course content includes a review of types of Unusual and Major Unusual Incidents (UI and MUI), UI logs, UI investigations, MUI reporting requirements, immediate actions, defining Primary Person Involved (PPI) and mandatory reporters.

The course also includes Clients Rights, ORC Section 5123.62 and prior year Health and Welfare Alerts.  A certificate of participation will be issued upon completion.

First Aid | CPR | AED


6 Hours

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

Note:  For the 6 hour CPR/First Aid/AED class, there will be no lunch break, however the instructor will permit eating during the class time. 



3 Hours

Heartsaver CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

First Aid


3 Hours

Heartsaver First Aid is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.

Basic Life Support


4 Hours

The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Medication Administration: Certification 1


18 Hours

2 Hours

As a result of this program, participants will receive DODD certification to administer medications and perform specifically identified health-related activities.

Instruction includes administration of oral, eye, ear, and nasal medications, medications administered via the topical route, and performance of health- related activities currently identified in law and rule, which may be performed by unlicensed personnel.

Note: The "NEW" certification course is held over three days, six hours per day. Participants must be available to attend the entire session for all three days in order to receive certification.

Medication Administration: Certification 2


4 Hours

1 Hour

As a result of this program, participants will receive DODD certification to perform tube feedings and administer medications via gastrostomy tubes, jejunostomy tubes, and gastrostomy buttons.


Prior to registering for this class, personnel must successfully complete criteria to obtain Certification #1: Medication Administration and Health-Related Activities.

Medication Administration: Certification 3


4 Hours

1 Hour

This is a required course for DD personnel who administers subcutaneous insulin to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a result of this program, participants will learn signs and symptoms of Diabetes as well actions to take when there is any indication of adverse health events. Participants will also learn potential complications of Diabetes and Insulin.

Note: Students must (1) Be employed in the DD field, either by a certified agency or as a DODD certified Independent Provider; (2) Have a high school diploma or GED  (this and completion of all background checks must be certified by employer by start date of class); and (3) Have a valid DODD issued Medication Certification Level 1.