Direct Support Professional

Health Sciences

Gain knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of individuals with disabilities, the techniques used to work with families and support networks, and the issues surrounding inclusion. You will also learn best practices in documentation, functional assessments, positive behavior support methods and effective communication skills.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Online

Paying for the Program

$750*

You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

Career Outlook

$27,428

Estimated annual salary for Direct Support Professional graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Register and pay now to get started or contact a Business and Community Solutions College and Career Coach to apply for tuition assistance by completing the following:

  • Tuition Assistance Program Application
  • An Assessment
  • Interview with NICC staff
Enrollment Information Request Information

Mental Health/Disability Services of East Central Region

Funds are available through the Mental Health/Disability Services of East Central Region by request for providers to use for training stipends for employees who complete the DSP certificate. This project is offered in part through the support of the Mental Health/Disability Services of East Central Region. For more information, please visit www.ecriowa.org.