On June 8, 2020, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) issued directive 01-060820. Several waivers including the on-hold status of the Direct Support Professional Training (DSPT) are extended an additional 30 days from the current date of expiration. DSPT is now on hold until July 30, 2020. DSPT is required by WIC section 4695.2(a). Direct support professionals are encouraged to use online resources posted on the Department’s website at: www.dds.ca.gov/services/dspt to keep abreast with current practices and procedures to provide the best care to consumers.
Navigating the new challenges due to COVID-19, DDS has recently released a dedicated page that provides links to general information about COVID-19, department directives, state updates, training materials, and resources for vendors and services providers. Here is the link to that page: www.dds.ca.gov/corona-virus-information-and-resources/
If you have any questions, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact number: 800-910-4604.
NOTE: As of 2017, the direct support professional training now includes training on Seven Rights instead of Five Rights. We have added in the curriculum the “Right Reason” and the “Right Documentation.” The medication skill check for the Training Class and Challenge Test will now include the two new rights. For additional information and the medication skill check on the 2 new rights see the Trainer Guide – Year 1 session 4 and Year 2 session 3.
If you need assistance with registration, please contact the eDSPT Helpline at 800-910-4604. To register, DSPs must have the following information:
- Your email address
- Your phone number
- Social Security number
- Facility vendor number
- Facility email address
If you are a regional center vendor, you can create a “Vendor Administration” account at www.dsptrain.org to access results for your employees.
Certification Notice with ATN
A Certification Notice with ATN means that the DSP has MET the training requirements for that year of training AND the DSP must complete additional training in the areas identified on the Certification Notice as needing improvements. Vendors are responsible for developing a plan to meet this training requirement. A list of curriculum content is provided for reference.
Notice of Failure
A Failure Notice means that the DSP was not successful in their attempt to pass the DSPT. Therefore they must register and retake that year of training again until the DSP receives a Certification Notice or Certification Notice with ATN. DSPs must work under the supervision of a DSP who has successfully completed the DSPT requirement.
Notice of Incomplete/Failure
An Incomplete/Failure Notice means that the DSP was not successful in their attempt to pass the DSPT. Therefore they must register and retake that year of training again until the DSP receives a Certification Notice or Certification Notice with ATN.
Last modified: June 30, 2020