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June 03, 2022, 01:22 EDT

Chapter : Appendix G: Early Intervention Certification Requirements

Updated: 3/16/2016

The certified providers are categorized as either Reimbursement Category 1 or 2 according to their discipline. The Early Intervention Program uses nine differentprocedure codes  with modifiers to trigger reimbursement processing based on the practitioner  who  provides the service (reimbursement category 1 or 2) and the type of service being provided by the practitioner such as assessment, group treatment or  individual  treatment services.

 

Qualified personnel in the following disciplines are eligible for certification as Early Intervention Specialists:

 

 

Discipline

 

Qualifications

 

Services

Early Intervention Reimbursement

1

2

Nurse - Includes

Licensure by the Virginia Board of

Nursing Services,

 

 

Registered Nurse

Nursing as a registered nurse or

Developmental

 

and Nurse

Practitioner

Licensure by the Virginia Board of

Nursing as a nurse practitioner

Services

Assistive Technology

X

 

 

Services

 

Occupational

Licensure as Occupational

Occupational

 

 

Therapist

Therapist by the Virginia Board of

Medicine

Therapy

Assistive Technology

X

 

 

Services

 

Physical Therapist

Licensure as Physical Therapist by the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Assistive Technology Services

 

X

 

Speech-

Licensure in Speech-Language

Speech-Language

 

 

Language

Pathologist

Pathology by the Virginia Board of

Audiology and Speech-Language

Pathology

Assistive Technology

X

 

Pathology

Services

 

Certified

Certification through the National

Developmental

 

 

Therapeutic

Recreation

Council on Therapeutic Recreation

Certification

Services

Assistive Technology

X

Specialist

 

Services

 

Counselor:

Licensure as Licensed Professional

Counseling Services

 

 

Licensed

Professional

Counselor by the Virginia Board of

Counseling

 

X

Counselor

 

 

 

School Counselor

Licensure with an endorsement as a School Counselor (pre K – 12) by the Virginia Board of Education

Counseling Services

 

 

X

Educators:

Licensure with an endorsement in

Developmental

 

 

Early Childhood Special Educator

Special Education - Early Childhood (birth-5) by the Virginia

Services

Assistive Technology

X

 

Board of Education

Services

 

 

 

 

 

Discipline

 

Qualifications

 

Services

Early Intervention Reimbursement

1

2

Educator

Licensure with endorsement in Early/Primary Education (PreK –

3) or NK-4 or elementary education (PreK 6) by the Virginia Board of Education

 

Licensure with endorsement in adapted curriculum (K-12) or general curriculum (K-12)

 

Licensure with endorsement in Career and Technical Education- Family and Consumer Sciences by the Virginia Board of Education

 

Technical Professional License in Career and Technical Education- Family and Consumer Sciences by the Virginia Board of Education

Developmental Services

Assistive Technology Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Educator of the

Licensure with endorsement in

Developmental

 

 

X

Hearing Impaired

Special Education - Hearing

Services

 

Impairments (pre K – 12) by the

Assistive Technology

 

Virginia Board of Education

Services

Educator of the

Licensure with endorsement in

Developmental

 

 

X

Visually Impaired

Special Education - Visual

Services

 

Impairments (pre K – 12) by the

Assistive Technology

 

Virginia Board of Education

Services

Behavior Analyst

Licensed as Behavior Analyst by the Virginia Board of Medicine

Developmental Services

 

 

X

Family and

Employed in Virginia's Part C

Developmental

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Consumer Science

system before July 1, 2009:

Services

Professional

Certification through the American

Assistive Technology

 

Association of Family and

Services

 

Consumer Sciences.

 

 

Employed on or after July 1, 2009:

 

 

Certification with successful

 

 

completion of the concentration

 

 

examination in human

 

 

development and familystudies

 

 

through the American Association

 

 

of Family and Consumer Sciences.

 

Family therapist

Licensure as Marriage and Family Therapist by the Virginia Board of Counseling

Counseling Services

 

 

X

Music Therapist

Certification by Certification Board for Music Therapy (MT-BC)

Developmental Services

 

 

X

Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Certification by the National Blindness Professional Certification Board as a National Orientation and Mobility Certificant (NOMC); OR certification by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) as a Certified Orientation and Mobility

Specialist (COMS)

Developmental Services

Vision Services Assistive Technology Services

 

 

 

 

 

X

Psychologist: Clinical psychologist

Licensure as Clinical Psychologist by Virginia Board of Psychology

Psychological Services

 

 

X

 

 

 

Discipline

 

Qualifications

 

Services

Early Intervention Reimbursement

1

2

School psychologist

Licensure with endorsement in School Psychology by the Virginia Board of Education

Psychological Services

 

 

X

Applied psychologist

Licensure as Applied Psychologist by Virginia Board of Psychology

Psychological Services

 

 

X

Social Worker: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the Virginia Board of Social Work

Social Work Services

 

 

X

School Social Worker

Licensure with endorsement as a school social worker by the Virginia Board of Education

Social Work Services

 

 

 

X

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Licensure as Occupational Therapist Assistant by the Virginia Board of Medicine

Occupational Therapy

Assistive Technology

Services

 

x

 

Physical Therapist Assistant

Licensure as Physical Therapist Assistant by the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Assistive Technology Services

 

x

 

Assistant Behavior Analyst

Licensed as Assistant Behavior Analyst by the Virginia Board of Medicine

Developmental Services

 

 

X

Certified Nursing Aide

Certification as Nurse Aide by the Virginia Board of Nursing

Nursing Services including Developmental

Services

 

 

X

Early Intervention Assistant

GED, High School Diploma or College Degree

Developmental Services

 

 

X

Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensure as Practical Nurse by the Virginia Board of Nursing

Nursing Services Developmental Services

 

 

X

Licensed Social Worker

Licensure as Licensed Social Worker by the Virginia Board of Social Work

Social Work Services

 

 

X

Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Educational, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities’ requirements as defined in Chapter 12 of the Part C Practice Manual

Service Coordination

/ Targeted Case Management

 

NA

(TCM for Eligible Children)

Audiologist

Licensure in Audiology by the

Board of Audiology and Speech- Language Pathology

Audiology

NA

Registered Dietitian

Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Nutrition Services

NA

Physician

Licensure in Medicine or

Osteopathic Medicine by the Virginia Board of Medicine

Medical Services

NA