Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities
The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to notify Division of Developmental Disabilities stakeholders throughout the system that agencies with a current approved training program will no longer be required to complete a DSP Two-Year Renewal Form (Checklist J IL462-1283) with IDHS.
New provider agencies to IDHS will still be required to complete Direct Support Persons (DSP Training Program Letter of Application: Checklist G (IL462-1280) with required supporting documents to seek an approved training program.
New provider agencies may use one of the following DSP training curricula; DHS classroom training, or one of the 4 approved online training programs: Southern Illinois University(SIU), Relias Learning, Infinitec, or College of Direct Support (Elsevieer) On-line. Previously, IDHS required a Two-Year Renewal Form be completed by agencies to update their training program and or personnel.
IDHS will no longer send Direct Support Person (DSP) Training Program Two Year Review: Checklist J (IL462-1283) to renew agencies DSP Training Programs. Agencies will be required to notify IDHS of the following changes when they occur:
- When agencies make changes to their DSP training program, they will notify IDHS by email and the effective date of the changes in their training process.
- If there are changes in personnel, (DSP instructor, QIDP departs), agency will notify the Division of those changes by email to DHS.BQM@illinois.gov.
- If agencies want to add a DSP Instructor to their agency personnel list, a Direct Support Person (DSP) Training Program Instructor Qualification: Checklist I IL462-1282 and submit resume for review to DHS.BQM@illinois.gov.
- If agencies need to remove a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIPD) from the Divisions database, they must notify the Division by email at DHS.BQM@illinois.gov.
This change of notification will be effective upon notice received or November 1, 2018.