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DirectCourse is the training you need to provide the best support and assistance every day. We’re the answer to standardize training, improve competency, increase retention and reduce costs. We’re also your partner for changing lives. And we’re here with solutions based on best practices and leading research.

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

We’re dedicated to giving you knowledge built on the latest research and most recent best practices. Our content is written by our university partners, with input from their national advisory and editorial boards. To ensure that your organization can access this content easily and report on learner activity, we deliver it through our full-featured learning management system, Elsevier Performance Manager. It gives you the ability to easily access, customize and track training across your staff. With the power of these solutions combined, 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.
  • Reports allow you to track, measure and prove compliance on an individual level.
  • Our checklists give you the power to manage competencies and customize content to fit your needs.


  • No matter what shift they work, your staff has access to every course anytime, anywhere – at home, in the office or in the field.
  • Your staff can learn at their own pace, growing their knowledge and skills for their current roles and advancement in the future.


  • Empowering staff members with trusted training will help them be more confident and more satisfied every day.
  • As new hires join, you can easily bring them up to speed by assigning and proving the same training across your organization.

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


  • With our online courses, you won’t need classrooms – or any of the associated costs – to bring standard, foundational knowledge to your team.
  • Our blended learning approach allows more time for discussion around the topics that demand a deeper dive.

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Change lives with training from DirectCourse.

College of Direct Support

College of Direct Support courses enable direct support professionals to build their industry knowledge and skills to provide the best possible support for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. You and your staff will be able to use best practices every day to always support others in living more rewarding and fulfilling lives in their communities.

The topics and content come from the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living. The College of Direct Support is fully accredited by the NADSP and aligns with their nationally validated competencies.

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College of Employment Services

For those dedicated to guiding people with disabilities and other challenges into the workforce, we’re here to help. As you work to find fulfilling careers for others, you’re providing a way for people to be more included in their communities. College of Employment Services has the training that employment professionals need to better serve everyone they work with, and to develop all APSE competencies.

Employment experts at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston create our courses. The ICI is a national leader in disability and employment, and runs multiple projects that keep its staff on the cutting edge of what is new in the field.

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College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving

Whether you’re working with personal care assistants, home care providers or family caregivers, empower them to provide even better care with training from the College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving. Aiding with essential tasks is vital to empowering so many older adults and people with physical disabilities to live independently at home and in community settings. For both experienced caregivers and family members new to assisting others, the College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving will give them the knowledge and skills to provide care at the highest level, in line with best practices.

The experts at the Community Living Policy Center at the University of California, San Francisco author all of our personal assistance and caregiving content. As a federally funded research and training center, they offer years of experience and expertise on research and policy development related to personal assistance services and long-term services and support in the community.

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College of Recovery and Community Inclusion

Community inclusion is such an important component of recovery for people with mental health conditions. Support your team of community mental health practitioners with unmatched expertise as they work to expand opportunities for those they support to fully integrate into and participate in their communities.

We base our content development on the expertise, experience and engagement of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities.

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Want to learn more about our courses?

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.