Supported Employment: ACRE Basic Certificate Training (For Providers Outside of TX)

If you are a Texas provider, please be aware that this course will not satisfy the initial credential requirements for TWC. 

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Acclaimed as a "model for online training" by ACRE reviewers, the Supported Employment: ACRE Basic Certificate training course provides an overview of the principles and practices to assist a person with the most significant disabilities to work.  Drawing on a variety of resources created since supported employment emerged, the participant will walk through the supported employment process, from the moment they meet a candidate seeking a job, through the job search, skills training and integration into the workplace process.

This course has 11 units covering the following topics:

  • History and Legislation
  • The Supported Employment Process
  • The Employment Team
  • The Discovery Process
  • The Employment Plan
  • Marketing for Supported Employment
  • Job Development
  • Job Analysis and Job Match
  • Job Coaching - Teaching the Job
  • Support for Sustainability
  • Funding

This training is instructor lead and consists of weekly activities/assignments that reinforce learning, with individual feedback to strengthen skill attainment. Activities/assignments are based on a case study with valuable resource links provided throughout the course. Activities/assignments have due dates. Below is an example of the course schedule or view the PDF version.

Facilitator:  Norine Jaloway Gill, MSSW

Norine Jaloway Gill, MSSW, works as the Lead Trainer for UNTWISE, writing and facilitating the online courses for employment credentials for Texas’ employment service providers.  She is actively involved in promoting quality employment services for persons with disabilities since her first supported employment placement in 1989. She routinely provides technical assistance in person-centered planning, self-determination and advocacy. She serves received a HHSC Commissioner appointment to the Texas Employment First Task Force and serves on the Texas APSE board.  She advocates through the Arc of the Gulf Coast and Gulf Coast Self Advocates. Through the HCS Medicaid -Consumer Directed Services, she assists both her brother Ed and friend Ricky to achieve and sustain meaningful lives in the community, including where they live, work and socialize.   

Payment: Purchase Order or payment by credit card must be received 7 days prior to start date. When registering five or more participants, UNT WISE offers a 10% discount. Contact UNTWISE at (940) 565-4000 for a group discount code or for further assistance.

Registration Deadline: Registration will be closed 7 days prior to training commencement.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to training to receive a full refund. No refund will be provided if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of training. Please fax cancellation to (940) 565-3960 or email

This course satisfies the basic training requirements for ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators) credentialing. The curriculum is based on competencies outlined in APSE's (Association of People Supporting Employment First) domain model.

2021 Course Offerings:

1/18/21 - 3/1/21

3/29/21 - 5/10/21

6/7/21 - 7/19/21

8/16/21 - 9/27/21

10/25/21 - 12/6/21