Supported Employment - Training & Certification

Do you provide Supported Employment services through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and/or Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers?

IF YES!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get paid for your professional development and satisfy new requirements for Employment First in Colorado!  Act now!!

Options for Professional Development:

Name of Training Intended Audience  Course Info Training Available

Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) -
Offered by Community Integrated Services (CIS)

This is a good match for DVR vendors and HCBS Medicaid Waiver Services Providers.

 

This training is conducted by peers in the nation who offer strategies, tools, and up to date information in Employment Services. This training satisfies new requirements for providers of employment services.

ACRE training:

  • Is Nationally recognized, therefore at completion, you will be added to a National registry and have documented credential that will be honored even if you move to another state.
  • Is a resume builder!  
  • Offers a time to network and learn from colleagues across the state and Nation

Training information will be posted as it becomes available. Check back often!

For more information and access to nationwide training, visit - Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) website

Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) - 
Offered by Colorado Wise Online Academy

This is a good match for DVR vendors and HCBS Medicaid Waiver Services Providers.

This series will cover the ACRE basic core training areas for Employment Specialists, including:

  • Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery and Person-Centered Planning - Webinar Series & Online Coursework
  • Job Development and Marketing - Webinar Series & Online Coursework
  • Systematic Instruction: Teaching, Learning and Retaining Jobs - Webinar Series & Online Coursework
  • Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives - On Demand Module & Quizzes

Students will earn certificates for each of the courses and an ACRE Basic Supported Employment Certificate upon completion of the full series.

Training information will be posted as it becomes available. Check back often!

For details visit Colorado Wise Online Academy

Available class options and course descriptions 

Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) The Certified Employment Support Professional credential recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sufficient level of knowledge and skill to provide support to people with significant disabilities to get and keep jobs that are a good match. The CESP Certification is:
  • Nationally recognized, therefore at completion, you will be added to a National registry and have documented credential that will be honored across the Nation.
  • A resume builder! 

Join the community of more than 3,100 certified support professionals across the nation!

Training information will be posted as it becomes available. Check back often!

For more information and access to nationwide training, visit - Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) website
Individual Placement & Support (IPS) -
Offered by National IPS Center
IPS is a good match for Employment Specialists who work for Mental Health Centers who have contracts with DVR and with Medicaid Regional Accountable Entities. This training is conducted by professionals in Colorado and with the National IPS Center who offer strategies, tools, and up to date information in IPS tools, strategies and services.

IPS training:
  • Is nationally recognized, at completion you will have a documented credential that will be honored even if you move to another state.
  • Is a resume builder!
  • Offers a time to network and learn from colleagues across the state and across the globe in learning communities
Training information will be posted as it becomes available. Check back often!

For more information and access to nationwide training, visit - Individual Placement and Supports (IPS) website
Individual Placement & Support (IPS) -
Offered by the Colorado Office of
Employment First
   

Colorado Office of Employment First - Invidiual Placement and Support

Contact for IPS training - Deirdre.Sage@state.co.us

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