Training & Info

Training & Information


Direct Support Professional Training Program (DSPT)- Department of Developmental Services

The Direct Support Professional Training (DSPT) is a competency-based training program that is mandatory for all Direct Support Professionals (DSP) working in licensed community care facilities vendored by regional centers. The DSPT is divided into two equal segments of 35 hours each to be completed in successive years for a total of 70 hours. DSPs who are mandated to meet the training requirement, may opt to meet it by passing the Challenge Test for each 35-hour training program.

For More information visit the DDS Direct Support Professionals webpage

Service Provider Resource Tool Kit

The Harbor Family Resource Center offers a comprehensive array of materials for service provider information and training.

HRC Service Provider Enrichment Training

Harbor Regional Center provides periodic training seminars and workshops for our current service providers to enhance your knowledge. At times these workshops can be used to obtain continuing education units for those individuals who need them to satisfy Title 17 requirements. Your Service Provider Relations Specialist can let you know when trainings are offered that may meet your needs. If you are not sure who is your Service Provider Relations Specialist, you may email Maria Carmen Garibay for information.

Service Providers or Administrators may also be contacted directly to be invited to specialized training topics.

DDS Safety Net - Helping Californians with Developmental Disabilities to be safe and healthy. Includes information and videos for direct support professionals and for people with developmental disabilities.

DSPT Videos are available on the DDS YouTube Channel
Videos include:

  • Making My Own Choices
  • Handwashing & Gloving Video
  • Assisting with the Self-Administration of Medication Video
  • Psychotropic Medication Management (PMM)
  • Feeling Safe Being Safe
  • Dental Care
  • and much more!

Update: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

2022 Implementation

All providers of personal care services are currently self-registering, going through training and recording EVV data. Personal care services are Respite (codes 465, 862, 864), Supported Living Services (code 896), Homemaker Services (codes 858, 860) and Personal Assistance (code 062).