Dedication from the start.

DirectCourse is an online training curricula designed to educate and empower the direct service workforce to help others lead meaningful lives within their communities. Every curricula set is developed within a consistent and cohesive framework, through long-standing partnerships with thought leaders in the field.

DirectCourse is a product of Elsevier – a leader in information and analytics for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

With the idea that we all want the best for our loved ones, DirectCourse was developed to give the direct support workforce training to deliver the best support for every family.

I was often told by parents of individuals with ID/DD that they had no faith in our support system. It became apparent to me that the only way to address this concern was to build a stronger Direct Support workforce – better supporting those who serve and those served. –Bill Tapp, One of the Founders of DirectCourse

DirectCourse is proud to bring best practices and the highest training standards across sectors with our university partners. Together with our content authors, national advisory and editorial boards, and partners, we are a team comprised of families of people with disabilities, former direct support professionals and researchers, so our content is created for the community, by the community.


College of Direct Support

Support more fulfilling, more rewarding lives.

College of Employment Services

Build better outcomes through enriching careers.

College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving

Hone your skills caring for people living in the community.

College of Recovery and Community Inclusion

Lead the way toward community living.

Our Commitments

  • Continuously update our online training curricula with the latest research
  • Maintain and build our relationships with content developers from university partners
  • Offer content based on specific skills and competencies with clear on-the-job training
  • Encourage connections between families, providers, board members, supervisors and everyone in the support industry

To see how DirectCourse can help your organization, learn more about our curricula.

Educate. Enrich. Inspire.

That’s our mission. We want to give you everything your organization needs so you can educate your staff, enrich their knowledge and help them inspire everyone they work with on a daily basis.

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