APD Training Portal


Required Service-Specific Training General Information

The courses in this section are required for providers of specific services.

Classroom

  • Medication Administration – Both components of this training (Medication Administration and Medication Validation) must be completed to assist with or administer medications.  This course is only available from trainers approved by APD's State Office.  Please call the medical case manager in any APD regional office to obtain a list of approved trainers of this course in your area.  To find contact information for area offices, please visit the APD Regional Offices page.
  • Reactive Strategies Procedures– This training is available from the APD-approved vendors listed on the Reactive Strategies Trainers page.  Providers can contact any of these vendors to arrange training for their employees.
  • Supported Employment Coaching Training –Both components of this training (Best Practices in Supported Employment and Introduction to Social Security Work Incentives) must be successfully completed to provide supported employment services.  Classroom sessions are available on a limited basis and are listed on the Required Provider Training calendar.  In addition, independent APD approved trainers for these courses can be found on the APD-Approved Trainers’ page.
  • Supported Living Coaching Training –Classroom sessions are listed on the Required Training Calendar page.  A list of APD approved trainers for these courses is available.  Click here to identify APD-approved trainers for this course.
  • Waiver Support Coordination Certification – To become an APD-approved waiver support coordinator, you must complete two service-specific courses:
    • Statewide Certification Training – Provided only by trainers approved by APD State Office.  They are listed on the Support Coordination page.
    • APD Specific Area Office Information – Provided by area offices as listed on the Required Training Calendar page.
  • HIV/AIDS/Infection Control – Required by Section 381.0035, Florida Statutes.  Only a few APD areas offer this course in a classroom setting.  Those trainings are listed on the Required Training Calendar.  
  • CPR – Required by the waiver handbook and Florida Administrative Code.  APD does not currently offer this course in a classroom setting, but recommends taking this from a trainer certified by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety & Health Institute.
  • First Aid – Required by the waiver handbook and Florida Administrative Code. APD does not currently offer this course in a classroom setting, but recommends taking this from a trainer certified by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety & Health Institute.

 

Web Based

  • Supported Employment Coaching Training –Both components of this training (Best Practices in Supported Employment and Introduction to Social Security Work Incentives) must be successfully completed in order to be an APD-approved supported employment coach.  Available online through the Training Resource Network.
      • Best Practices in Supported Employment
      • Introduction to Social Security Work Incentives