Quick Start Guidance

Welcome to the Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization Application


This application allows you to complete and submit your organization’s request to become a certified application counselor designated organization (CDO).

You must complete and submit this application in a single session; you cannot save data and come back to the form later. We recommend that you collect all necessary information before initiating the process. Refer to the Quick Start link to determine what you will need before beginning the process and the advantages of becoming a CDO. For full details on the certified application CDO process, select the Guidance link.

Select the Continue button to begin.

If you exit the application without submitting, you will lose all entered data.

Note: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does not certify assister organizations in states operating State-based Marketplaces (SBMs) or State-based Marketplaces using the Federal Platform (SBMs-FP). If you want to become a CDO in one of these states, we encourage you to contact your state's Department of Insurance for assistance.

By using this application, you accept the terms and conditions. If you decline, you should not use the application.

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