DirectCourse provides access to hours of training.
People and organizations can customize learning plans based on their unique needs and preferences with support from experienced learning administrators from the Department of Human Services, the University of Minnesota and Elsevier DirectCourse staff.
A full list of courses offered by DirectCourse can be found in the eCatalog.
Topics of interest include:
Civil rights and advocacy
Strategies for job development
Positive behavior supports
Working with family and support networks
Free and low-cost options
The following people and organizations may access DirectCourse accounts for free:
People with disabilities and their families
Direct support professionals and caregivers
Professionals who serve people with disabilities
State, county and tribal nation employees
Organizations that serve nine or fewer people with disabilities
Organizations may access learner and administrator accounts for an administrator fee based on the number of learners they have:
Fewer than 60 learners: $530 per year
60 to 199 learners: $1,010 per year
120 to 199 learners: $2,070 per year
200 learners and above: $3,130 per year.
Licensing fees for organizations include:
On-demand support directly from DirectCourse staff
Administrative permissions that allow organizations to:
Customize learning plans for their staffs
Create and assign modules
Document individual training competencies
Generate organizational training reports
Access many additional functions of the learning management system.
College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving offers a limited number of seats for both experienced caregivers and family members new to assisting others. Classes will give them the knowledge and skills to provide care at the highest level, in line with best practices.
College of Recovery and Community Inclusion offers a limited number of seats for community mental health practitioners as they work to expand opportunities for those they support to fully integrate into and participate in their communities.
Person-Centered Counseling Program gives staff the knowledge and skills necessary to implement person-centered planning principles and practices for everyone they work with.