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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:
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

 Requirements for Trainers in Approved Programs.

Any approved training program may offer testing for trainers; the list of approved programs is available at  Arrangements should be made directly with the agency providing the test. Some organizations may offer testing as a service and charge a fee. If the fee is paid by an individual (rather than an agency), the organization offering the test must have a license from the Board of Post-Secondary Education.  There are guidelines for the testing and a letter template to document results.






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