Basic Certificate

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The Basic Certificate is a series of Modules that provides fundamental knowledge of the skills and abilities required to become a Direct Support Professional (DSP). This series includes thirty (30) hours of instruction; these are 10, 3-hour Modules of the Certificate of Initial Proficiency (CIP).

The Basic Modules are –

  • 101 – Overview of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • 102 – History of Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • 103 – Ethics on the Frontline
  • 104 – Supporting Health and Safety
  • 106 – The Direct Support Professional as Teacher
  • 109 – Individual Service Planning and Self-Determination
  • 113 – Providing Positive Behavior Support and Principles of Positive Intervention Culture
  • 114 – Unusual Incidents, Major Unusual Incidents, and Incident Report Writing
  • 115 – Fundamentals of Effective Documentation
  • 116 – Providing Personal Care with Dignity

Read descriptions of each Basic Module here.

These Modules can be taken through Professional Training Matters™ (PTM), OADSP’s online LMS, and discounted LMS bundles are available to Licensed Entities.

For more information about the Basic Certificate, becoming a Licensed Entity (LE), and online access to this program, contact us. Interested in OADSP’s program for secondary-school-age students and adult learners outside of the I/DD field? Click here.

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