27 W. 2nd St., Suite 202, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Mail: P.O. Box 456, Chillicothe, OH 45601

P: 740-775-5030 | F: 740-775-5023
Hours: M-F, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Southern Ohio Council: A Council of Governments


Southern Ohio Council of Governments will again offer New Provider Certification training and Established Provider training in 2018. These classes will be held on Tuesdays rather than Wednesday, so please check the date carefully. New Provider Orientation will provide the eight hours of training required to become an Independent Provider. The Established Provider Training will cover the mandatory trainings as well as electives to meet the annual requirement of 8 hours of training.

To see what training is required, review Core Training Requirements for Certified Providers.

Call (740-775-5030, ext. 103) to register if paying by check/money order. Fees increase by $10 if paid at the door. You may register on-line if paying by credit card. Pre-registration is required 5 days in advance.

Current Training Schedule - 2018

Monthly Provider Trainings 9:15 am to 5:00 pm with registration from 9:00 to 9:15 am. Doors open at 9:00 am. The Monthly Provider Trainings and Medication Administration Trainings will be held at 27 West Second Street, Conference Room second floor, Chillicothe, OH 45601. First Aid/CPR Trainings will be held at the Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Avenue, Chillicothe, OH 45601. A listing of what is offered in each training is provided under Course Descriptions.

January 30 Established Provider Certification
February 27 New Provider Certification
March 20 Established Provider Certification
April 24 Established Provider Certification
May 29 New Provider Certification - CANCELLED
June 26 Established Provider Certification
July 31 Established Provider Certification
August 28 New Provider Certification
September 25 Established Provider Certification
October 30 New Provider Certification - CANCELLED
November 27 Established Provider Certification
December No monthly training this month


Quarterly/Annual/Semi-Annual Trainings

Medication Administration Training
(2 day-16 hour) 9:15 am to 5:00 pm at 27 West 2nd Street, 2nd floor Conference Room, Chillicothe, OH 45601

$140 in advance/$150 at the door

First Aid/CPR
9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Ave., Chillicothe, OH 45601

$50 in advance/$60 at the door

G-Tube Training Refresher
May be scheduled based on need. Call to inquire.

Insulin Injection Refresher
May be scheduled based on need. Call to inquire.

G-Tube Training
May be scheduled based on need. Call to inquire.

Insulin Injection
May be scheduled based on need. Call to inquire.

Support Broker Certification Training

Participants must register for this course by visiting the DODD Website at www.dodd.ohio.gov and choosing the training tab.

AAI and ODDP Trainings for SSA’s
$50 for first person from SOCOG member County Boards and $20 for each additional person (invoiced to County Board). $50 per person for Non-member County Boards. Location to be announced. Scheduled upon request. Call to inquire.

SSA Regional Meetings for 2018

Held at Pike Government Building

270 Waverly Plaza
Waverly, OH 45690
12:00 to 3:00 pm

January 19
May 18
August 17
November 16

Laura Martin
740-775-7044, ext. 204


Regional Self Advocacy Meetings

Held at Ross County Service Center
See specific room assignment for each date.

475 Western Ave.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
For more information, call 740-708-2559 or email kroosa@socog.org. Registration is not required, however, if you have a significant variation in the number attending, please let us know.

2018 Dates
January 16 - Room A
February 20 - Room B
March 20 - Room A
April 17 - Room C
May 15 - Room A
June 19 - Room A
July 17 - Room A
August 21 - Room A
September 18 - Room A
October 16 - Room A
November 20 - Room A
December 18 - Room B


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Current Schedule

Requirements for Independent Providers

Course Descriptions

How to Register/Pay Online