|(a) A person must meet the following qualifications to be eligible to deliver support consultation as a support advisor: (1) be: (A) at least 18 years old; (B) a high school graduate or posses certification of equivalency; and (C) a person who does not provide a program service to the individual, other than support consultation and FMS through the CDS option; (2) have documentation of attendance and completion of: (A) initial training required by and conducted or authorized by DADS; and (B) ongoing training if required by and conducted or authorized by DADS; (3) meet criteria of: (A) §41.225 of this chapter (relating to Criminal Conviction History Checks); (B) §41.227 of this chapter (relating to Required Registry Checks); (C) §41.231 of this chapter (relating to Verification of Eligibility of an Employee or Contractor) if contracted by the employer; and (D) requirements of the individual's program when applicable; and (4) be: (A) retained by the employer; or (B) an employee or contractor of: (i) a CDSA; or (ii) another entity. (b) To provide support consultation as a support advisor, a person must demonstrate competency in the delivery of support consultation services as determined by DADS. To be a support advisor, the person must demonstrate competency to DADS in: (1) principles of self-determination; (2) the provisions of this chapter; (3) the provisions and requirements of DADS home and community-based programs offering the CDS option, including: (A) the scope and definition of services provided by each program; (B) requirements for documentation of service delivery; (C) allowable and non-allowable expenditures; and (D) the application of CDS in each program; (4) methods for accessing information and resources timely through government agencies, including DADS, related to the CDS option and employer responsibilities; (5) documentation requirements to meet employer responsibilities; and (6) roles and responsibilities of: (A) the support advisor; (B) the CDSA; (C) the case manager or service coordinator; (D) the individual receiving services; (E) the employer; (F) service providers; (G) the DR; and (H) traditional program providers and agencies. (c) An employer or DR must not retain a support advisor applicant for service delivery before: (1) receiving authorization for support consultation by the individual's service planning team; (2) obtaining written approval from the CDSA of the budget for funds for the service; and (3) obtaining written approval from the CDSA of the applicant's eligibility. (d) An employer or DR must ensure that a support advisor meets the service provider requirements of this chapter, including: (1) obtaining documentation required to verify the applicant's qualifications and eligibility to provide support consultation services; and (A) submit documentation to the CDSA for review of the person's eligibility; (B) obtaining approval from the CDSA of the person's eligibility to provide support consultation services; and (C) maintaining documentation to verify continued eligibility during service delivery; (2) entering into a service agreement with the contractor using the appropriate DADS form; (3) assisting the CDSA in obtaining a completed service agreement between the support advisor and the CDSA before initial payment for delivery of services; and (4) retaining documentation of services delivered by the contractor. (e) Upon retaining a support advisor employed by or contracted with a CDSA or an entity, the employer must obtain from the CDSA or the entity documentation required to verify the individual's qualifications and ongoing eligibility to provide support consultation services.