CCCMPL 18 (Requesting to be an Approved Training Organization for Communicable Disease for Child Care Programs)
Child Care Center Manual Procedure Letter No. 18
January 19, 2018
TO: All Child Care Center Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Requesting to be an Approved Training Organization for Communicable Disease for Child Care Programs


This letter is to provide notification of the process to become an approved training organization as set forth in rules 5101:2-12-10, 5101:2-13-10 and 5101:2-14-03 of the Administrative Code. The process allows for training organizations to be considered as "an ODJFS approved health organization," which allows the training conducted by these organizations to fulfill the requirements set forth in rule. Currently, an individual trainer must be one of the following:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse;
  • Physician; or
  • Authorized communicable disease trainer for an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) approved health organization.

Updated Approval Process:

ODJFS has clarified the procedure outlined in rule for organizations wishing to be recognized as an ODJFS approved health organization to provide the ODJFS/Ohio Department of Health (ODH) approved communicable disease curriculum used by child care programs.

In order for an organization to be recognized as an ODJFS approved health organization for communicable disease training, the organization must submit the following information to ODJFS at

  • Name
  • Contact information (address, phone number, fax number and email address)
  • Company website

The organization must provide proof of all the following information:

  • The organization currently provides communicable disease training to other agencies;
  • A licensed nurse (RN) or physician is employed by the organization and is responsible for oversight of individuals who will be responsible for conducting the communicable disease training; and
  • Staff within the organization have been trained on communicable disease prevention either through higher education coursework or through training offered within the organization.

Once all the required documents have been received, the ODJFS child care program office will review the information and inform the agency as to whether or not the agency has been approved to be recognized as an ODJFS approved health organization and will be added to the “At-a-Glance Training Chart” located on the website here Health organizations that are already approved do not need to reapply.

An individual requesting to be an approved communicable disease trainer must submit the JFS 01278 “Communicable Disease Trainer Registration for Child Care” and one of the following:

  • Proof of being a registered nurse or a licensed physician as outlined on the form;
  • Proof of being an employee of an ODJFS approved health organization; or
  • American Red Cross (ARC) Communicable Disease instructor card
  • Note: Although ARC is no longer conducting communicable disease training for instructors, if an individual has previously received this card, he or she may still be approved as a communicable disease instructor.

The ODJFS will mail a compact disk with the ODJFS approved communicable disease training to an approved organization or individual.