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340:100-3-38.8. Training requirements for employment services program managers

Revised 7-1-11

(a) Applicability.  OAC 340:100-3-38.8 sets forth training requirements for persons employed to meet the program manager requirements per OAC 317:40-7-20.  If providing fill-in direct support services, the program manager must complete direct support staff training per OAC 340:100-3-38.2.

(b) New employee training.  No later than 30 days following the date of hire, each program manager must complete the online or first available Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) approved foundation training course and effective teaching course.  The first available class is the first unfilled class held within 60 miles of the program manager's primary work location following the  program manager's date of hire.

(c) Job-specific training.  The program manager must complete:

  • (1) prior to assuming program manager duties, the job coach certification training;  • 1

  • (2) within 60 days after date of assignment:

    • (A) advanced employment specialist training; and  • 2

    • (B) program manager training; and

  • (3) within 90 days after date of assignment:

    • (A) case management Individual Plan module;

    • (B) case management Quality Assurance module; and

    • (C) an approved medication administration course per OAC 340:100-3-38.10.

(d) Individual-specific training. The program manager ensures direct support staff are trained as specified in the service recipient's Individual Plan (Plan).

(e) Specialized training.  The program manager completes the approved behavior support course if required for service recipients served by the program manager within 90 days after date of assignment.

(f) Ongoing training.  All program managers complete at least 20 hours of annual training through courses, workshops, conferences, or other sources, per OAC 340:100‑3‑38(b)(1).  The annual training requirement includes at least 12 hours of supervisory training if the employee supervises other staff.  Program managers may challenge or test out of required annual recertification when an approved option is available.  Training completion hours are granted equal to the number of hours for the standard recertification class.

(g) Exceptions.  Exceptions to training requirements per OAC 340:100-3-38.8 may be made by the DDSD director or designee.


Revised 7-1-11

1.Job coach certification training courses.The job coach certification training courses are:

(1) General Employment Training; and

(2) Employment Training Specialist Orientation I (ETSO I);

(3) Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services Job Coach Training.

2.Advanced employment training course.The advanced employment training specialist course is ETSO II.

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