DSP Orientation Training + Test

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Expected time
  •  Online Video Time: ≈2hrs
  • Online Exam Time: ≈2hrs 
  • Total Course Time: ≈4 hrs

 Group pricing and bundles available!

Course overview
This fully-online course is designed to cover all of the topics in Virginia's DSP orientation competencies for DSPs and Supervisors who support individuals with developmental disabilities.

This training will help agencies meet the regulatory requirements of DBHDS by administering and scoring the DSP Orientation Manual Test.
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Certificate included
Staff will be provided with a certificate of training at the completion of the online modules and the Orientation Manual Test.
Meet the instructor

Zachary Bird

Dr. Zachary Bird is the Founding Consultant of Principled Behavior Consultants. He’s a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) licensed in Virginia. He has more than 14 years of experience working with a variety of populations including individuals with developmental disabilities and conduct disorders. His expertise is in the assessment and treatment of severe disruptive behavior across a variety of settings. Additionally, he provides consultation with schools on classroom management and systematic instruction. He earned his PhD in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College and his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western New England University. His peer-reviewed research was published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

What's included?

  • DBHDS slides
  • Review quizzes
  • Pre-tests + Post-tests for each required section 
  • Supplemental sections: Choking Risk + Change in Mental Status
  • DBHDS-required DSP Orientation Manual Test
    (administered and scored)
  • Digital Certificate

Online Modules

Online modules with videos and embedded quizzes can be completed on any device.

Online test administration and scoring

Online course administration and scoring of the DSP Orientation Manual Test.

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DSP Orientation Competencies for DSPs + Supervisors

Increase your knowledge and your skills to serve your clients better.

 Group pricing and bundles available!