Direct Support Professional Training (DSP)
Mike O'Rourke, Administrative Assistant
The Direct Support Professional Training Program certifies individuals who are currently work with clients with a developmental disability and live in licensed community care facilities. Training is mandatory for employees and administrators who provide direct care in a community care facility.
The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) provides the Direct Support Professional (DSP) Training at no cost to enrollees. The 70 hours of training is divided into two, 35-hours parts to be completed in successive years. In lieu of training, a challenge test may be taken for each of the 35-hour segments. Those who pass the challenge test for either of the 35-hour training segments will not be required to take that classroom segment. Training and testing are based on core competencies — skills necessary for satisfactory Direct Support Professional job performance.
Publications and Materials
Direct Support Professional Training Schedule (2012-13)
Direct Support Professional Training (DSP) last updated this entry 2/12/2013.