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Enrollment Procedures for Becoming a First Steps Developmental Interventionist


Qualifications and approval procedures for becoming a First Steps Developmental Interventionist.

Step 1: A DI shall have:

  • A bachelor’s degree and an Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Certificate (IECE) by the Kentucky Department of Education, division of certification; or
  • Hold a valid out-of-state certificate for the teacher of infants with disabilities

Step 2: Send a copy of your:

  • Diploma or transcript for degree (bachelor’s or higher); and a
  • Copy of Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Certificate; or
  • Copy of valid out-of state Teaching Certificate for Teachers of Infants with Disabilities (including children 0-3 years); and
  • Resume to:

Jackie Neal
Early Childhood Development
275 E. Main St., HS2W-C
Frankfort, KY 40621

Step 3: Register for online Service Provider Training

Once your educational documentation is approved you will receive email confirmation of your registration. At that time you may begin working through the on-line training. 

Step 4: First Steps Face-to-Face Orientation Registration Instructions

Once you have successfully completed the on-Line Orientation you will register for face-to-face orientation provided by a First Steps Technical Assistance Team in your region.


Last Updated 7/22/2010