New Surrogate Parent Training Information

Surrogate Parents Needed
Make a difference for an Ohio student! If you are a good listener, communicator and problem-solver with a passion for supporting students with disabilities – you are the perfect candidate to be a surrogate parent!
Surrogate parents represent a student with disabilities in all matters relating to the identification, evaluation, educational placement and provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) when their parents are not able to do so. As a surrogate parent, you will:
  • become acquainted with the child and their needs
  • review education records
  • attend evaluation team and IEP team meetings
  • make informed decisions about the education of the child
The Ohio Department of Education released new training modules and certification through its Surrogate Parent Training Program. Each module includes a video presentation, a way to apply what you have learned, support content, and a short quiz. The full training takes approximately 10 hours to complete.
This training is required for all new and returning surrogate parents and must be completed by August 2, 2022.
More Information
If you have questions about becoming a Surrogate Parent, you may email SST 1 or call 419.720.8999.
You can also email Karen Johnson or Chrissy Cline from the Department.