Welcome to APD's Training page. From here you can access various pages for information about training requirements and opportunities. Although specific training is required for providers and some APD employees, these courses are available to everyone—including APD customers and family members.
Beginning September 3, 2015, all providers are required to follow the new training requirements in the iBudget Handbook. Provider staff, management staff, and solo providers rendering services prior to the promulgation will have 18 months from the date of the handbook promulgation to come into compliance with new training requirements not previously completed. New provider staff, management staff, and solo providers enrolled and hired to render services after the promulgation of the rule must be in compliance with the rule. To access the new iBudget training requirements for iBudget waiver providers Click here.
There are three types of APD trainings: Required Provider Basic Training (applies to all direct care staff), Required Provider Service-Specific Training (applies to direct care staff of specific services), and Required Provider In-Service Training. Some of these courses are available using web-based training, some are available in a classroom setting and some are available in both settings. Generally speaking the web-based courses require a fee while the classroom courses from APD are free of charge.
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Click here to access APD’s Classroom Training Calendar
You can view APD's classroom courses, and register for them, on the agency's new training calendars. Courses listed in the Required Training Calendar are required by a waiver handbook, the Florida Administrative Code, Florida Statutes or federal law. The In-Service Training Calendar lists a variety of classroom training sessions, some of which may be taken to meet the annual in-service requirements of the waiver handbook. Additionally the organizations listed on the link below (web-based courses) may also provide courses that would meet the annual in-service requirements. If in doubt as to whether a course would count or not, please contact your regional trainer or quality assurance leader.
Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse (CLH)
- Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Help Desk: 1-888-352-2842
- Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
Help Desk: 1-800-289-7799 Opt. 4
AHCA’s website includes several informational resources concerning managed care including YouTube presentations, AHCA alerts, and webinars. All customers, providers, and other stakeholders can use this information to educate themselves about how managed care may affect their services.