For consideration on being issued an EI Evaluation/Assessment Credential, applicants must meet the Qualifications for EI Evaluation/Assessment Providers, and be issued an EI Credential for their specific discipline (e.g. ST, OT, DT). Evaluation/Assessment reports submitted must follow the required Evaluation/Assessment Report Format. This credential is for individuals who wish to provide initial evaluations to determine eligibility or the addition of a new service. Credentialed providers who provide annual and ongoing evaluations can continue to do so without having the evaluator/assessment credential status.
Submit to Provider Connections 2 complete copies of the following application:
Evaluation/Assessment Portfolio Reviews are completed on a quarterly basis. Allow 4-6 weeks from the beginning of the review period for results. The following is the quarterly schedule for review of Evaluation/Assessment Portfolio Applications:
- Portfolios collected between January 1 - March 31 are reviewed during the month of April
- Portfolios collected between April 1 - June 30 are reviewed during the month of July
- Portfolios collected between July 1 - September 30 are reviewed during the month of October
- Portfolios collected between October 1 - December 31 are reviewed during the month of January
If an applicant's Evaluation/Assessment Portfolio application is complete and the evaluations submitted are deemed as being of sufficient quality and are in the required Evaluation/Assessment Report Format as defined by the Department of Human Services, the applicant will be issued a Temporary Evaluation/Assessment credential. Providers will be notified of the results of the portfolio review by letter.
- Temporary Evaluation/Assessment Credentials are active for 6 months.
- Providers must submit 3 initial evaluation reports to Provider Connections for review at least 2 months prior to the credential expiration date. If these reports are deemed to be of sufficient quality and follow the Evaluation/Assessment Report Format as defined by the Department of Human Services applicants will be awarded a Full credential with an expiration date consistent with their discipline specific credential.
Providers must maintain their discipline specific credential in order to maintain the evaluator credential. It the discipline specific credential goes inactive so will the evaluator credential.