Program Criteria for Pre-Approval

An organization who wants their training program/course to be approved as a qualified course for the continuing education requirements for this credential must meet the following basic standards:

  1. The coursework is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge or skill regarding the practice of employment services and/or persons with disabilities as described in the Focus Areas below:
    • Job Coaching
    • Job Placement
    • Job Development and Marketing
    • Natural and Ongoing Supports in the Workplace and Community
    • Supported Employment
    • Employment Planning
    • Delivering Services
    • Ethics and Advocacy
    • Aspects of Disabilities
    • Fraud, Waste and Abuse
    • Employment Service Staffing
  2. The instruction provided is at least one clock hour in duration.
  3. The purpose of the program is clearly defined in terms of its objectives or expected outcomes.
  4. The program is delivered in an accessible, barrier-free manner so that no one with a disability is excluded. Presentation materials are available in accessible formats, including handouts and support materials.  If the presentation is a workshop or conference, the location must be physically accessible.
  5. The continuing education course is lead by a qualified instructor with documented education and expertise to teach the subject matter.  Documentation is dependent on the subject matter and could include:
    • Certification in Rehabilitation, related field, or in the specific subject area.
    • Documentation of previous presentations on the subject.
    • Published articles and/or books in the subject area.
    • Recognition as an expert in the subject by state or national organization.
    • Expertise in the subject area through license, education or experience.
    • Master’s level education or higher in the related subject matter field.
    • License or certification in the related subject area by a state or national organization.
  6. All presentations comply with relevant local, state, or national laws related to serving people with disabilities.