NADD DSP Certification – Submit a Reference

Thank you for providing a reference for a Direct Support Professional seeking certification by NADD.  

Please complete all required fields below to give us the fullest possible sense of the applicant for whom you are providing a reference. You may attach up to three files.

You may also submit your reference by attaching a document to this form, or by addressing the questions below in an email sent to: DSPCerts@thenadd.org.

Applicants are required to provide two references:

  • One reference from a current or most recent supervisor
  • One reference from a person served, or that person’s family or representative

The NADD online reference form is designed to elicit accounts of work done with individuals with dual diagnoses that illustrate (1) values, (2) knowledge, and (3) skills in the identified competency areas, especially as they relate to problem-solving and leadership. 

DSP Certification Reference Form