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Residential Services Curriculum 40 Hour Core Training

Residential Services Curriculum 40 Hour Core Training Flier

All classroom trainings have been suspended at this time, however virtual opportunities are now available. 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 VIRTUALLY on the following dates:

Chapter 1: DSP Staff Roles, Self-Care, and Boundaries (2.5 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, June 8 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, June 9 2p-5p
•    Friday, June 12 12p-3p

Chapter 2: Overview of Developmental Disabilities (2 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, June 15 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, June 16 2p-5p
•    Friday, June 19 12p-3p

Chapter 3: Residential Service Guidelines and Individual Services (2.5 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, June 22 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, June 23 2p-5p
•    Friday, June 26 12p-3p

Chapter 4: Introduction to Positive Behavior Support (PBS) (3 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, June 29 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, June 30 2p-5p
•    Thursday, July 2 12p-3p

Chapter 5: Effective Communication (4 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, July 610a-1p
•    Tuesday, July 7 2p-5p
•    Friday, July 10 12p-3p

Chapter 6: Habilitation Skills (1.5 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, July 13 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, July 14 2p-5p
•    Friday, July 17 12p-3p

Chapter 7: Individual Instruction and Support Plans for Individuals (2 CE Hours)
•    Monday, July 20 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, July 21 2p-5p
•    Friday, July 24 12p-3p

Chapter 8: Nutrition and Dietary Guidelines (4 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, July 27 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, July 28 2p-5p
•    Friday, July 31 12p-3p

Chapter 9: Healthcare / Health Management (4 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, August 3 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, August 4 2p-5p
•    Friday, August 7 12p-3p

Chapter 10: Medication Management (2.5 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, August 10 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, August 11 2p-5p
•    Friday, August 14 12p-3p

Chapter 11: Emergency Procedures (3 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, August 24 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, August 25 2p-5p
•    Friday, August 28 12p-3p

Chapter 13: Confidentiality (HIPAA) (1.5 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, August 31 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, September 1 2p-5p
•    Friday, September 4 12p-3p

Chapter 14: Mandatory Reporting (2 CE Hours) 
•    Monday, September 14 10a-1p
•    Tuesday, September 15 2p-5p
•    Friday, September 18 12p-3p

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.”