Build better days through enriching careers.

Guiding people toward fulfilling careers is a vital part of ensuring that people with disabilities live rewarding lives in the community. The work you do goes beyond the people you work with – you’re helping build a more inclusive society for everyone. But as the workforce continues to change, you have to ensure that your organization is fully prepared to help others find their place in their communities.

The College of Employment Services offers courses built around a nationally recognized set of competencies from the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). It’s training you can trust to ensure that everyone at your organization delivers the best guidance throughout finding and maintaining meaningful employment.

The College of Employment Services (CES) offers CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) credits to those who have their CRC Certification.  To obtain the credits, please email your CES transcript to with your request for the credits. To learn more about the CRC Certification please go to

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Ensure competency.

With every new state and federal policy change comes a new set of guidelines for your organization. The College of Employment Services brings expert content from the Institute for Community Inclusion. This gives you the power to go beyond mandated minimums and to focus on setting the highest standards, ensuring that you’re a step ahead of what’s next.

Train efficiently.

Elsevier Performance Manager makes it easy to see the training progress of all of your employment professionals – and assign courses as needed. You’ll have a documented record of training, competencies, assessments, certifications, and more for your entire staff. Your costs will decrease, as DirectCourse lets you avoid the expenses of in-person instruction, travel and valuable time lost in classrooms. Find your savings here.

Increase effectiveness.

By connecting your staff with the College of Employment Services, you connect them with the latest information built on national competency and ethics standards. This training can help match the job-seekers you serve with what employers are looking for in potential employees.

Celebrate diversity.

As advocates for a group with a variety of challenges, your staff demands training that addresses the diverse needs of your customer base. The College of Employment Services empowers your staff to pursue success stories for the people they support, and to promote the message of community inclusion for all, celebrating individuality.

Continue education.

You play a vital role in helping people with disabilities and other challenges to find great jobs – building more meaningful, fulfilling lives along the way. The College of Employment Services empowers you to continue your education to build a rich, rewarding career for yourself. Our curriculum is aligned with national standards such as those promoted by ACRE and APSE, and vetted by experts in the disability employment field.

Available for groups or individuals.

A group of ten or more learners can access College of Employment Services via a license per organization. For individuals, courses can be purchased on our eCommerce site. Choose a path that works for you, and start training today!

Why DirectCourse?

The best content.

The content for the DirectCourse College of Employment Services (CES) comes from the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Together with their national advisory and editorial boards, our team ensures training is in line with industry best practices. When your employment professionals access the College of Employment Services, they’ll find knowledge they can trust to provide better assistance every day.

A trusted platform.

We deliver our content through Elsevier Performance Manager, a premier learning management tool. The platform enables learners to access courses online at any time and training supervisors to add customized content, so you can integrate training into everyone’s current workflow. Elsevier Performance Manager enables learners to meet training objectives at their own pace, and team leaders to mitigate risk, demonstrate compliance and improve the learning process for every staff member.

A path to meaningful employment.

At DirectCourse, we believe training should be a natural part of the way you work – not a burden on your schedule. Competency-based content paired with an effective learning management system ensures your employment professionals can continuously improve the quality of support in finding meaningful careers for people with disabilities and other challenges.

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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