Intended Audience Course coordinators and training staff responsible for coordinating and conducting DSP training in your organization.  Please see details below about preparing for class, dates, time, how to register and cancel, materials needed, continuing education credits (CEs) and Certificate of Attendance.
Attendance
Requirements
  • DHS-approved agency licensed to provide CILA, DT or Child Group Home services.
  • Agency is actively working with its local Independent Service Coordination (ISC) agency to identify potential consumers.
  • Agency person who coordinates the 120-hour DSP training must attend.
  • Attending does not automatically qualify you to be a DSP instructor.  See Checklist I (pdf) (IL462-1282) guidelines.
  • Attendance is not required to teach the DSP curriculum.
Preparing for DSP Course Coordinator Class
  • Print all 6 modules of the curriculum and bring them to class. Each person from your agency will need a copy.
  • Print the Presenter's modules on colored paper, insert Presenter's module (colored) pages immediately before the corresponding DSP module pages.
  • You may view curriculum by saving to a laptop, flash drive, iPad, etc. Access to power outlets in the classroom is not guaranteed.
Materials
Needed
Class start & end time Registration: 8:30 AM.  Class: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM both days.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.  Class starts promptly at 9:00 AM.

Click on date links to register

Note:  do not use the same email address for multiple registrants.

  • 2/24/16 and 2/25/16, Springfield 
    • Location and Parking:  Springfield Arc, Inc. (SPARC), 232 Bruns Lane, Springfield, IL 62702, Training Room.  You will need to sign in and out when entering the building.  Parking: Lot around building.
  • 4/13/16 and 4/14/16, Springfield
    • Location and Parking:  Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) 1021 North Grand Avenue East Springfield, IL 62701, Sangamo Conference Room.  Parking:  Lot E North building entrance are a few Visitor spots. Additional parking is in large lot on Converse Street across street from the main North Entrance IEPA building (North).  Look for a gate and state cars and next to the Bingo Hall for the North parking lot area. Enter building and parking from Converse Street or North Entrance. You will be required to sign-in/out at the security desk.
  • 6/9/16 and 6/10/16, Springfield
    • Location and Parking:  Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 1 Natural Resources Way, Gate 7, Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL 62702, Lakeview B Room (lower level).  Parking: Lot 21 only. You will need to sign in and out when entering building at the security desk.
Objectives To effectively train DSPs.  The training consists of 40 hours of classroom training and 80 hours of on-the-job (OJT) training.  Participants will be taught:
  • components of the DSP training program.
  • approved on-the-job training activities and competency-based training assessments (CBTAs).
  • types of other agency-specific training to incorporate into its DSP training program.
  • DSP training requirements and how to submit appropriate documentation to DHS.
  • how to design and conduct classroom activities, on-the-job training and competency evaluations.
  • how to identify qualified trainers and seek approval through DHS.
  • how to adapt, if necessary, OJTs and CBTAs from the DSP Training Program Approved OJTs and CBTAs (Supersedes Appendix 3 effective 5/1/2013) for use in their agencies.
Course Format

Day-1: Overview of  DSP course coordinator responsibilities for activities such as:

  • Training program approval.
  • Complying with 2-year review requirement.
  • Reporting DSPs to the Health Care Worker Registry.
  • Maintaining records with required forms
  • Training reimbursement requests.

Day-2: Overview of:

  • All DSP training curriculum modules.
  • Guidance on how to deliver classroom and OJT modules.
  • Effectively using the Instructor Guides.
Continuing
Education
Credits (CEs)

2 day (12-hour course)

Twelve (12) hours of Continuing Education Credits are being offered for all professional licenses.

QIDPs may also apply this training toward the 12 hours annual continuing education credits requirement.

Presenter Division of Developmental Disabilities
Registration Confirmation
  • When you complete required Registration Form for a training event, you will be entered into the IDHS OneNet Learning Module system. 
  • You will receive a registration confirmation at least two days in advance of the class to the email address listed on the online IDHS  OneNet Learning Module Training Registration Form.
Cancel Your
Registration
To cancel your registration, please email DHS.BQM@illinois.gov or (217) 782-9438.
Training Canceled
or Rescheduled
  • The Bureau of Quality Management will notify you by email listed on the online IDHS OneNet Learning Module Training Event Registration Form at least 24 hours prior to the event.

Certificate of Attendance

Request a Training
Transcript

  • Upon completion of the DSP Course Coordinator training event the IDHS Presenter will provide registrants with a Certificate of Attendance to maintain as documentation of CEs for the training record files. 
  • Upon request to DHS.BQM@illinois.gov a copy of your IDHS OneNet Learning Module transcript report of DD classes will be provided via email.
Reference
Materials

Rule 50 (Administrative Rule:  Office of Inspector General Investigations of Alleged Abuse or Neglect in State-Operated Facilities and Community Agencies).  Not required to print this rule for DSP Course Coordinator training.

DDD Health Information Bulletins - important medical issues in the intellectual disability service system.  Not required to print these for DSP Course Coordinator training.