Course Description

Direct support professional certification in Maine is earned through self-directed learning and classroom instruction. The State of Maine has selected the College of Direct Support; a web based learning management system available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for learner to improve their skills in caring for people across disabilities. By incorporating web based learning, backed by nationally recognized curricula, the MECDS program is designed to promote the profession of direct support.

This course establishes a statewide, consistent foundation of knowledge and skills needed by support professionals to improve the delivery of the best possible services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. The College of Direct Support is creating not only a common knowledge base among professional, but also a common culture.

At Port Resources we offer the state required learning modules in our computer lab along with the 12 hours of instructor lead classroom interaction. Each 6 hour live classroom training session is designed to complement and enhance online learning concepts.

Please note that the state of Maine has requirements for employment as a DSP. To be a DSP in the state of Maine, you must be able to pass a background check, be at least 18 years of age, and have a high school diploma/GED/equivalent.

Please contact Anna Adams at aadams@portresources.org for more information.