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Course Requirements and Registration page

How to use this page

Scroll down to read course descriptions, click the link for the webinar, PDF, or Calendar. Then select the link to register for the class you need. If you have questions about training email SDSTraining@alaska.gov

Training-On-Demand

Critical Incident Reporting


Webinar-On-Demand and Quiz

Learn the requirements for Critical Incident Reporting to comply with Home and Community Based Waiver and Personal Care Services conditions of participation. This on-demand webinar is for agency program administrators and their designated training staff within agencies. This is a 35 minute webinar on-demand. You must register for the webinar, view it online, and then complete the online quiz.

Register for and view the Critical Incident Reporting Webinar-On-Demand:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8416721216716009474

      After you have registered for the webinar, viewed it and completed the quiz, SDS will create a certificate of attendance and email it to the address that you entered for the webinar. Make sure to enter your email address correctly. You will receive a confirmation email. This email will contain the link to the quiz. Take the quiz after you view the webinar. You will receive your certificate the month after you complete the webinar and quiz. If you have questions email SDSTraining@alaska.gov.

Getting Your Technology Ready For Harmony

      A non-technical training to help you learn how to prepare yourself and your computer to use the Harmony Data System. Topics include resources to check your computer’s readiness, how to download the correct browser, how to use a browser to find a website when you have the exact web address, tips, common troubleshooting answers, resources and terms and definitions. Good for a new user or as a refresher. This is a 14 minute webinar on-demand.

Register for and view Getting Your Computer Ready for Harmony Webinar-On-Demand: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6584544518239862019

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Webinar-On-Demand and Quiz

A training about the home and community based settings rules, what Program Administrators need to know and do, and how to request and complete the required self - assessment survey. This training is for Administrators or those applying to be administrators for the following services: Supported Employment, Residential Habilitation: Group home, Residential Habilitation: Family Home Habilitation, Residential Habilitation: Supported Living, Congregate Meals, Adult Day Services, Day Habilitation, and Residential Supported Living.

Register for and view HCBS Settings Webinar-On-Demand: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2892338292657760513

      Make sure to enter your correct email address. You will receive a confirmation email. This email will contain the link to the quiz. Take the quiz after you view the webinar. This is a 1 hour and 20 minute webinar on-demand. You must complete the webinar and score 80 points or more on the quiz to get credit for this training. After you have registered for the webinar, viewed it and completed the quiz, SDS training will confirm your completion of both. If you have questions email SDSTraining@alaska.gov.

How to Get and Use Direct Secure Messaging

All Senior & Disabilities Services Providers in Alaska are required to use the Direct Secure Messaging system to send and receive email messages and electronic documents containing private health information. This 16 minute webinar on-demand shows what direct secure messaging is, how to obtain it, and how to use it.

Register for and view How To Get and Use Direct Secure Messaging: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8278484017827429379

Intro to Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Certification

Review the General Provider Conditions of Participation to understand what’s required to become certified to provide services to SDS Home & Community Based Waiver recipients. For new provider applicants and those who have not yet applied for certification. Topics may include: Certification; Enrollment, Home and Community Based Waiver Services overview, Personal Care Services overview, related regulations, and requirements.

Please email SDSTraining@alaska.gov to request the link to Intro to Home and Community Based Services Certification Webinar On-Demand

Adult Protective Services Mandatory Reporting

View Adult Protective Services’ Training video to learn about reporting requirements to help protect vulnerable adults.
Provider administrators may also use optional training resources available here http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/aps/mandated_reporters.aspx . This is a one hour video.

View the Mandatory Reporting Video: https://vimeo.com/27057624


Facilitated Webinar Training


Personal Care Services (PCS) Agency Administrator

REQUIRED of prospective administrators to apply for initial certification as a PCS Agency. This training is also required for PCS administrators who are new to an established agency. Topics may include: Service principles; Person Centered Service; Certification; Agency Based PCA vs. Consumer Directed PCA services; Application, Assessment & Renewal; Non-covered Services; Responsibilities as a provider; PCA in combination with HCB Waiver. This course is offered as a 3 hour facilitated webinar. Starting in March 2018, new PCS administrators and applicants will also need to complete an Introduction to the Harmony Data System webinar. This class is a live facilitated webinar. The webinars are not a series. Use the links to register, or scroll down to use the table or calendars.

Register for the Personal Care Services (PCS) Agency Administrator Training Webinar:

Habilitative Services and Goals

For providers of habilitative services. Learn about habilitative services, their definitions and purpose. We will discuss how to develop objectives to help support goals. Roles, responsibilities, and documentation. This class is a live facilitated webinar. The webinars are
not a series.

Register for the Habilitative Services and Goals Training Webinar:


Care Coordination Training


If you want more information about becoming a certified Care Coordinator in Alaska, please review our Frequently Asked Questions

What classes should you take?

CCCORE Course Series: Required Core (Beginning) Care Coordination training for first time care coordinator applicants and those applying after having a lapsed certification.

Choose one of the following two course options.

    CCCORE Course Option 1

      1. CIR Webinar-On-Demand
      2. CCCORE-AKTC Basic Concepts of Care Coordination
      3. CCCORE-01-WOD Webinar On Demand - What are Long Term Services and Supports?
      4. CCCORE-02-WOD Webinar On Demand – How do I Become a Care Coordinator?
      5. CCCORE-03 webinar – Care Coordinator Responsibilities
      6. CCCORE-04 webinar – Eligibility for Waivers
      7. CCCORE-05 webinar - Outcome Based Services and Settings
      8. CCCORE-06 webinar – Habilitative Services and Settings
      9. CCCORE-07 webinar – Designing a Plan of Support
      10. CCCORE-EXAM (score 80+ , completed in the month received*)
      11. CCCORH-21 webinar - Intro to Harmony Data System
      = Earn CCCORE COURSE 1 certificate of training completion

*You must pass the exam to take CCCORH-21

    CCCORE Course Option 2

      1. CIR Webinar-On-Demand
      2. CCCORE-AKTC Basic Concepts of Care Coordination
      3. CCCORE-01-WOD Webinar On Demand - What are Long Term Services and Supports?
      4. CCCORE-02-WOD Webinar On Demand – How do I Become a Care Coordinator?
      5. CCCORE-SELF Self - Paced Curriculum Equivalent for CORE-03 through CORE-07
      6. CCCORE-EXAM (score 80+, completed in the month received*)
      7. CCCORH-21 webinar - Intro to Harmony Data System
      = Earn CCCORE COURSE 2 certificate of training completion

*You must pass the exam to take CCCORH-21

CCRENEWAL Course Series: Required training for currently certified care coordinators who are applying for renewal of certification. Choose one of the following 4 course options.

CCRENEWAL Course Option 1:

      1. CIR Webinar-On-Demand (or for non-administrative care coordinators - complete CIR training within your agency)
      2. Your Choice any single class CCCORE-01 thru CCCORE-07
      3. Your Choice any single class CCCORH-21 thru CCCORH-25
      4. CCREN-EXAM (score 80+, completed in the month received)
      = Earn CCRENEWAL Course 1 certificate of training completion

CCRENEWAL Course Option 2:

      1. CIR Webinar On-Demand (or for non-administrative care coordinators - complete CIR training within your agency)
      2. CCCORH-22 Waiver Applications in Harmony
      3. CCCORH-23 Support Plans in Harmony
      4. CCCOR2H-24 Amendments, Reporting, Transfers in Harmony
      5. CCCORH-25 Renewal Applications and Plans in Harmony 6. CCREN-EXAM (score 80+, completed in the month received)
      = Earn CCRENEWAL Course 2 certificate of training completion

CCRENEWAL Course Option 3 - For Care Coordinators certified 24 months+ only

      1. CIR Webinar-On-Demand (or for non-administrative care coordinators - complete CIR training within your agency)
      2. CCCONF Attendance of all three days Connecting Full Lives Conference April 11, 12, 13 2018
      3. CCCONF-EXAM – complete by May 15, 2018
      = Earn CCRENEWAL Course 3 certificate of training completion

CCRENEWAL Course Option 4 - For Care Coordinators certified 24 months+ only:

      1. CIR Webinar-On-Demand (or for non-administrative care coordinators - complete CIR training within your agency)
      2. CCREN-AKTC Course Completion: Person Centered Thinking, Planning, and Services delivered by Alaska Training Cooperative
      3. Send Completion Certificate to sdstraining@alaska.gov to request your certificate from SDS.
      = Earn CCRENEWAL Course 4 certificate of training completion


About Care Coordination Continuing Education Hours (CEH):

Per http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Documents/regspackage/CareCoordinatorCOPs.pdf B. Training 3., care coordinators must submit proof of attendance and successful completion of 16 annual hours of continuing education to apply for renewal of certification. SDS Training offerings can qualify as required continuing education hours (CEH). Please see the Registration Links document for hour equivalents. Most SDS training individual classes award a certificate of successful completion. SDS training provider meetings, information sharing webinars, and self-paced training or exams are not available as CEH. Please note: SDS Training courses that are taken to complete required training for certification cannot simultaneously qualify as CEH. You must complete separate CEH from the training requirements for certification. You will need to earn a certificate of course completion as described above for the course you need to apply/reapply to SDS for certification.

DISCLAIMER:

The information contained in SDS trainings was current at the time it was written. It is not intended to be all inclusive, grant rights, impose obligations, or function as a stand-alone document. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this document, the ultimate responsibility for compliance lies with the provider of services. The State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Senior and Disabilities Services employees and staff make no representation, warranty or guarantee that this compilation of information is error-free and/or comprehensive and will bear no responsibility or liability for the results or consequences of the use of this curriculum.

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