Welcome to APD's Training page. From here you can access various pages for information about training requirements and opportunities. Although specific training is required for providers and some APD employees, these courses are available to everyone—including APD customers and family members. Until the new iBudget Handbook is promulgated, we are continuing to follow the training requirements in the HCBSW Handbook which are noted below. Once the iBudget Handbook is promulgated, this site will be updated with the new requirements. There will be a grace period for staff to come into compliance. We hope this will be helpful to you during this transition and we appreciate your patience.
There are three types of APD trainings: Required Provider Basic Training (applies to all direct care staff), Required Provider Service-Specific Training (applies to direct care staff of specific services), and Required Provider In-Service Training. Some of these courses are offered in classroom settings, others are available in Web-based versions. APD's Web-based training is a cooperative effort with private industry and is available on the websites of Tallahassee Community College (TCC) , Training Resource Network (TRN), and the University of Florida.
Some of the courses require fees, while others are provided free of charge. You can view APD's classroom courses, and register for them, on the agency's new training calendars. Courses listed in the Required Training Calendar are required by a waiver handbook, the Florida Administrative Code, Florida Statutes or federal law. The In-Service Training Calendar lists a variety of classroom training sessions, some of which may be taken to meet the annual in-service requirements of the waiver handbook.
Required Basic Training
Required Service-Specific Training
The following links are to resources that also provide trainings and other resources, which may be of interest to you, too. If you are a provider and want to take one of the courses offered by one of these organizations to meet your in-service requirement, you will need to speak with the sponsoring agency in order to assure they will provide you with the necessary documentation as required by the waiver handbook. Also, just because a training is offered by one of these agencies does not mean that APD approves each training for meeting in-service requirements. Please check with regional or state office training staff for approval.