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Residential Services Curriculum 40 Hour Core Training

Residential Services Curriculum 40 Hour Core Training Flier

Trainings have been suspended at this time. Please contact with questions or for additional details. This website will be updated when trainings resume.

All classes occur from 9:00am – 5:00pm

This class is offered on the following dates:

April 6-10, 2020 -  Registration Closed, Class Full
June 1-5, 2020
August 3-7, 2020
October 5-9, 2020
December 7-11, 2020

This week long class provides an in-depth look at the supports provided to individuals with I/DD in Washington State. We will provide training on Residential Services Guidelines, Individual Plans, Behavior Support, Mandated Reporting, and much more through the use of interactive learning and personal experiences. 

The Residential Services Curriculum meets the requirements set forth in WAC 388-829, including the Personal Skills Acquisition and Support course.

*This class is also offered exclusively for Deaf staff – depending on the number of registered participants, PSRS will determine if a full deaf class is needed, or if Deaf participants will attend the class with interpreters.  

Class is from 9am – 5pm all days, with a 30-minute lunch break. Students must attend the entire week of classes to receive a certificate. Fulfills the 40hr Residential Services Curriculum Training (CORE) required by DDA for Supported Living Providers. Class includes Skills Lab.  *CE classes may be available based on class size – contact us for details.

No charge to agency for DDA contracted agency employees
Individual Provider (IP) = $240

Continuing Education: CE credits may be obtained for partial attendance on a case by case basis. Please contact or 206.772.5700 x 112 to discuss.

About the Trainer
Krista Nieman is the Training Resource Manager for Puget Sound Regional Services. She has been in the field since 2000, starting as a Direct Support Professional in residential and vocational settings. Krista is an experienced trainer who believes in bringing fun and real-life experiences to her classes.

Gloria Spik Reis (Deaf class) grew up in the east, but came west in 2000. She fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and has been here ever since! Gloria has been with PSRS for 18 years and currently works as a Program Manager. She loves traveling, listening to music, reading and all things Dachshund.

Here’s what participants are saying

“Everything was very engaging and fun! This is the best training class I’ve attended by far.”

“This training has prepared me to better support my client every day.”

“The instructor is very nice and helpful. She had lots of great tips and scenarios.”

“This training was probably one of the best I’ve had! It was fun and something I looked forward to all week long.”