Supported Employment Program

Employment First

Employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.

One of the Colorado Employment First Initiatives is to ensure professionals providing Individualized Supported Employment services have the training and/or certification required.

We are pleased to announce service providers who are actively providing Individualized Supported Employment services through Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) or Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waivers can be reimbursed for training and/or certification.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!  Act now!

UPDATE: We have completed the first quarter of implementation of provider reimbursement for training/certification costs associated with Senate Bill 18-145. As we continue to work with and get feedback from service provider agencies, we have determined we can accept applications for reimbursement for more than one person per agency.

Submit the pre-approval form for each staff person who would like to request reimbursement of training and/or certification costs. Multiple requests may be approved based on availability of funding. 

We will monitor and reassess quarterly to maintain statewide equity and access to reimbursements for Nationally Recognized Training and/or certifications.

Questions? Contact HCPF_Supported.Employment@state.co.us

Below you will find information on: the timeline, core competencies, approved trainings and certifications, and the whole process from the pre-approval to reimbursement.

July 2019 June 30, 2024 And Beyond

5-Year Transition Period Begins

Reimbursement may be available for Supported Employment Professionals who need to obtain a nationally recognized training certificate and/or nationally recognized certification

Transition Period Ends

All Supported Employment Professionals must have a nationally recognized training certificate or nationally recognized certification

On-Going

All Supported Employment Professionals must have a nationally recognized training certificate or nationally recognized certification

New Employees

Have up to 2 years to acquire training certificate or certification.
They must be supervised by someone with either a training certificate or a certification.

Supported Employment Informational Webinar - August 2019