Empower your direct support workforce with the educational resources needed to succeed.

DirectCourse offers a variety of curricula to best meet the needs of you and your staff. The online programs can help standardize training, improve competency, increase retention and reduce costs. Our curricula are based on best practices and leading research.

Expert content and robust learning management means training you can trust.

DirectCourse content is written by our university partners, with input from their national advisory and editorial boards. DirectCourse empowers you to provide training that brings better outcomes to your staff and the people they support.

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  • Every member of your staff will have access to trusted knowledge and skills that help your organization meet requirements.
  • Reporting allows you to track, measure and prove compliance on an individual level. Checklists give you the power to manage competencies and customize content to fit your needs.


  • Courses are available anytime, anywhere.
  • Your staff can learn at their own pace, growing their knowledge and skills for their current roles and advancement in the future.


  • Standardized training and education help to improve your staff’s confidence and competence, which can lead to higher retention rates and improved outcomes. New hires can onboard quickly through standardized training across your organization.

Learn how online training from DirectCourse can help reduce turnover by more than 16%.


  • Online learning is more efficient and cost-effective than traditional classroom education. And, since it is always accessible, learners can go at their own pace. Our blended learning approach allows more time for discussion around the topics that demand a deeper dive.

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DirectCourse Curricula

College of Direct Support

College of Direct Support enables direct support professionals to build their industry knowledge and skills to provide the best possible support for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and to help them live rewarding and fulfilling lives in the community.

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College of Employment Services

College of Employment Services provides training to employment professionals who guide people with disabilities and other challenges into the workforce, providing a way for them to be more included in their communities. The curriculum is approved by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).

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College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving

College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving provides training to personal care assistants, home care providers, and family caregivers to assist older adults and people with physical disabilities with essential tasks to empower them to live independently at home and in community settings. The curriculum provides the knowledge and skills to deliver care at the highest level, in line with best practices.

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College of Recovery and Community Inclusion

College of Recovery and Community Inclusion provides training to mental health practitioners who work to support people with mental health conditions fully integrate into and participate in their communities.

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Want to learn more about our curricula?

You can see the full details about each expertly authored course across all of our solutions in our eCatalog.

Our courses are available for purchase online for teams of less than 10. For groups of 10 or more, contact us today.