The QDDP / QIDP must possess at least one year of documented
experience working directly with individuals who have intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities
and one of the following credentials: a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed in Virginia, a registered nurse licensed in Virginia, or
(completion of at least a bachelor's degree in a human services field.
The QDDP / QIDP requirements may be me with equivalent experience, defined as five years of paid experience in providing direction, development and
implementation, direct supervision and monitoring (observation and evaluation of staff implementing care,
service plans & interacting with clients) to the service provided.
This course provides advanced training and knowledge acquisition for people working with individuals with intellectual and / or developmental disabilities working as or interested in pursuing QDDP / QIDP crenentials . It is is based on the values and principles of person-centered planning, self determination, positive behavior support, family support, individual responsibility, and the prevention of abuse and neglect.