Refer to 1199C Apprenticeship: Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Direct Support Professional  1-year registered apprenticeship. Program consists of full-time job with participating employer, 2000 hours of on the job training with mentoring and a behavioral health technician training which results in 24 college credits from Jefferson.


  • Certifications: Behavioral Health, First Aid / CPR certification, Mental Health First Aid Certification, Driver’s License education and training. 2000 hours of on the job training, 24 college credits from Jefferson University in behavioral health technical training.
  • Transportation passes provided to participants
  • One-year long program
  • Individualized schedule based on full-time work schedule


  • High School Diploma
  • 18-24 years
  • 9th grade reading, 7th grade language and math
  • State Background Check required for enrollment. Individuals with a criminal record are not eligible for  the Apprenticeship programs




Angelica Velasquez