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 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 may access learner and administrator accounts for free or low cost, based on the number of people they serve:
Organizations that serve nine or fewer people with disabilities may access for free.
Organizations that serve 10 to 100 people with disabilities pay a $515 licensing fee per year.
Organizations that serve 101 or more people with disabilities pay a $3,040 licensing fee 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.