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

12 – week program to prepare participants to enter Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Direct support professional registered apprenticeship. Training includes academic courses, 6-week behavioral health curriculum, First Aid / CPR certification mental health first aid certification, case management, and driver’s education training.


  • Certifications:┬áBehavioral Health, First Aid / CPR certification, Mental Health First Aid Certification, Driver’s License education and training
  • Transportation pass provided to participants
  • 12 weeks long
  • 9am-3pm, 5 days a week, 30 hours a week


  • High School Diploma or gED
  • 17-24 years
  • 9th grade reading level, 7th grade language and math level required.
  • State Background Check required for enrollment. Individuals with a criminal record are eligible for Pre- Apprenticeship programs
  • Able to pass a drug screening
  • Driver’s license or ability to obtain a driver’s license — Driver’s education training will be provided




Angelica Velasquez