Alaska Core Competencies FY19

The Alaska Core Competencies are a set of essential skills for DSPs (direct support providers or direct support professionals) who deliver services to persons with mental health and substance use conditions, intellectual and physical disabilities, and older adults who need long-term services and support.

There are 10 broad competency categories which are broken down into 42 individual competencies, and then each competency is defined by behavioral descriptors. This is a unique feature which allows workers to understand what it looks like to perform at the Excellent, Satisfactory, and Unsatisfactory levels.

You must register for all listed classes to complete the training. OR if you have already completed some training you may register for only the classes you have missed.

This training will be delivered as a webinar using Zoom. For those who complete registration and payment, the connection information will be emailed–to the email address in your user profile–the business day before the training. Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, Ipad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and preferably a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera).

Registration closes two business day prior to the training date. For late registration, please contact Betsy Chivers (907) 264-6233,  or Diana Carpenter (907) 264-6265,

To Register for a specific Competency click on the date below:

( Online / Web Delivered ) #1: Working with Others

 ( Online / Web Delivered ) #2: Assessing Strengths and Needs
( Online / Web Delivered ) #3: Planning Services, #5: Linking to Resources, #6: Advocating
( Online / Web Delivered ) #4: Providing Services
( Online / Web Delivered ) #7: Individualizing Care, #8: Documenting
  ( Online / Web Delivered ) #9: Behaving Professionally and Ethically, #10: Developing Professionally

All classes are live, Online/Web delivered. Attendees may use a PC or Mac, laptop, tablet or smart phone with Internet connectivity, camera and microphone.