Quick Start Guidance

Welcome to the Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization Application Web Form


Introduction

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

You must complete and submit this web form 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 web form 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.



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