Prerequisites and Requirements
Valid State Identification and Social Security Number
Fee - $350.00
Persons with a DSP certificate (for at least one year) or CNA license are eligible to test out of PSS. Please see course listing for PSS Test Out FMI.
The old idea of “taking care” has disappeared. We are in a new era of service delivery that is far more complicated and challenging than ever before. This course has been designed to help unlicensed entry-level workers gain new skills, values, and knowledge to meet these challenges. Successful completion of the training qualifies an individual to provide direct support to patients in assisted living programs, residential care facilities, adult day services programs and home care settings.
The 50 hour PSS course introduces essential care principles, best practices and values a professional utilizes in real work and health care settings. Course participants will engage in hands-on learning activities and exercises to demonstrate skill proficiency. Performance feedback will be provided by the instructor in all areas of skill development.