Proposed Requirements for Training and Testing
Guidelines have been developed for training and testing of direct care workers. These will apply to programs offered by ALTCS and DES. Below you will find materials to help you prepare and information about testing of trainers.
Link to AHCCCS - DCW page with training overview and links to policies and application form: www.azahcccs.gov/DCW.
Material to help you prepare for training
If you use training material other than the Principles of Caregiving, use this crosswalk document to compare your curriculum to the new DCW Competencies (updated Jan. 2011).
Level 1 - Fundamentals competencies crosswalk blank
Level 2 - a) Aging/Physical Disabilities competencies crosswalk blank
b) Developmental Disabilities competencies crosswalk blank
List of skills
List of suggested equipment for skills training and testing
Tools / Materials
The following are tools that may be useful. They are not required.
Class roster, sample
Training acknowledgment, Level 1
Training acknowledgement, Level 2 - APD
Alternate answer sheet for the APD quizes
To give your DCW after test completion; you can fill in the blanks on the certificates.
Letter showing test completion
Testing for Trainers