DSP Training

Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services Direct Support Professional Training portal. The Department has established a competency-based training program that is mandatory for all direct support staff (and administrators who provide direct support) working in licensed community care facilities. The Direct Support Professional (DSP) Training is based upon core competencies or skills necessary for satisfactory job performance. The training and tests are offered at no charge. Please choose from one of the options below.

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Year 1 Training/Challenge

If you have not attended the Year 1 DSP training or have not passed the Year 1 test, you can register for a Year 1 course or challenge test in your area here.

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Year 2 Training/Challenge

If it has been one year since you passed the Year 1 test and you are ready to take the Year 2 course or challenge test, you can register here.

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Get Test Results

Direct Support Professionals and community care facility vendors can sign in or register to get test results, print certificates or review trainee attendance here.

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