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DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

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ADULT TECHNICAL TRAINING

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DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) you will help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead fulfilling self-directed lives.

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GET CERTIFIED IN AS LITTLE AS 84 HOURS!

The DSP Certificate of Initial Proficiency (CIP) focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and confidence to work as a DSP.

The program requires 60 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of clinical time.

Graduates have the flexibility to work in a variety of areas, Including:
Residential, Day Support, and Employment.

Course Content Includes:

  • Ethics on the Frontline

  • Supporting Health & Safety

  • The DSP as a Teacher

  • Individual Service Planning

  • Fundamentals of Effective Documentation

  • Understanding & Utilizing Assessments

  • Interpersonal Communication

  • Community Living Skills and Supports

  • Facilitating and Supporting Community Inclusion

  • Team Dynamics and Communication

  • The Profession of Direct Support in Disability Services

  • Providing Personal Care with Dignity

  • Supporting a Person to Identify and Achieve Vocational Goals

  • Visit www.OADSP.org to learn more

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A high school diploma or GED is required for admission into the program.
Program participants must be 18 years or older.
A 10-panel drug screen is required before admission into the program.

SCHEDULE & EXPENSES

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Classes Begin

2/21/2023
4/25/2023

Days & Times

Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuition

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Supply Cost

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Completion

84 Hours
(60 Class Hours)
(24 Clinical Hours)

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FINANCIAL AID

There are several financial aid options available including

Pell Grants and scholarships.

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The Direct Support Professional program is offered via a partnership with the Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
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CONTACT A TRAINING PROFESSIONAL

Have some questions? We're here to help!

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Erica Chidester

740.373.2766 Ext. 2018

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Lori Smith

740.373.2766 Ext. 2016

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