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HDC Employment First Initiative


40 Hour Employment First CORE Training Certificate


Live 40-Hour Core Virtual Training

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the on-going need for staff training, HDC will move the 40-hour Employment First CORE training to an online platform. This comprehensive training incorporates national APSE’s CORE Supported Employment Competencies and includes online sessions, fieldwork assignments, and online quizzes. Training topics include a variety of essential components and topics including; job development/marketing, assessment/discovery, job-site training, fading supports, WIOA, CMS Medicaid settings rule, and SSA benefits & impact of earnings. 

List of training topics:

Day 1

  • Topic 1 – History, Policy & Funding
  • Topic 2 -  Assessment 

Day 2

  • Topic 3 – Job Development
  • Topic 4 – Job Site Training

Day 3

  • Topic 6 – Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives
  • Topic 7 – Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Milestones 

LSU Health Human Development Center is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service across the United States.  HDC has been providing training and technical assistance throughout Louisiana for decades. This online training meets LRS vendor training requirements and Medicaid Employment provider rules.

The next Live Virtual Training will take place Tuesday-Thursday, March 23, 24 &25, 2021


Class hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day and will take place online via Zoom. The fee for this class is $400 and includes online training materials, presentations, and access to resources. A certificate of completion will be issued once identified course assignments have been completed and reviewed. The fee is $350 for Louisiana APSE members.


5.0 Hour Classes for Continuing Education Credits

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Employment First History, Policy, Funding, and Assessment
  •  Wednesday, March  24, 2021 - Job Development and Job Site Training
  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 - SSA Benefits and LRS Milestones

Each day of training counts as 5.0 hours of Continuing Education for LRS/LWC, OCDD/Medicaid, and CESP renewal accreditation. The LRS requirement for staff for renewal of vendorship is 20 hours every three years. Each class takes place on one day scheduled from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. The fee for these classes is $100 per training class ($75 for Louisiana APSE members). Those that take all three day classes will be awarded a certificate of 20 hours Continuing Education.

If you have any questions, please send an email to Sue Killam or Laura Stazio




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