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ESO Certification

“Employment services organization” means an organization that provides community-based employment services to individuals with disabilities that is an approved Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited vendor of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

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To apply for ESO Certification, you will need:

  • Copy of Certification letter or Certificate from Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
  • Copy of Certification letter or Certificate from CARF
  • Copy of IRS Form 990 of most current year
  • Copy of Organization By-laws
For Help Regarding the new Application Portal, see the Instructions .pdf below:

New Application Portal Instructions

Clicking on a section in the Table of Contents in the .pdf will take you directly to whichever relevant section you need. Here are the headings for sections relevant to this page:

  • Launch of the New Application Portal
  • Registering and Logging into the New Application Portal
  • I Need to Create a New Application for a Firm That Has Never Previously Applied for Certification
  • ESO Certification

Click on the link below to go to the Application Portal:

Address:
101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor Richmond, VA 23219
Phone:
1(804) 786-6585
Email:
sbsd@sbsd.virginia.gov
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