Qualified Service Provider


QSPs care for older adults and people with physical disabilities in their own homes and communities, so they can remain living independently. QSPs can be family members, friends, neighbors, or others who simply enjoying caring for others, getting paid to provide services like:

  • Light housekeeping, laundry, cooking meals, shopping, bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting 
  • Providing temporary relief to a person’s main caregiver 
  • Providing non-medical transportation

QSPs work on their own as independent contractors, set their own schedule, decide what type of care services they want to provide, and select who they want to serve. QSPs may also seek employment through various QSP agency providers in North Dakota.

Qualified Service Providers at a closer look

Qualified Service Providers at a closer look

Is Becoming a QSP for You?

These qualities are common in individuals who enjoy working as Qualified Service Providers (QSP).

  • Honesty
  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Integrity
  • Organized
  • Independent
  • Respectful

As a QSP you are a self-employed independent contractor. You provide important in-home services and support to older adults and people with physical disabilities. If needed, training is provided.

A Day on the Job

This 18-minute video below shows real QSPs supporting older adults and people with physical disabilities in a variety of settings. This video offers you a chance to learn about the work involved in being a qualified service provider, so you can decide for yourself if you’re interested in pursuing a career supporting people.

VIDEO: https://www.nd.gov/dhs/info/pubs/media/rjp-qsp-2011.wmv

More information

  • Visit the QSP Hub resource center