The Butte County Office of Education is the Service Hub Provider for DSP Training and Testing in the following Regional Centers:
• Alta CA Regional Center
• Far Northern Regional Center
• North Bay Regional Center
• Redwood Coast Regional Center
Only direct support staff, including supervisors and administrators who provide direct care, currently employed in Community Care Facilities (CCFs) vendored by the regional center are eligible to take the Direct Support Professional Training (DSPT). Registration for DSPT must be completed using the eDSPT online registration and certification system.
To register go to www.dsptrain.org. Have the following information available:
• Email address of direct support staff (each must have their own)
• Phone number
• Social Security Number
• Facility Vendor number where employed
• Facility or administrator email address where employed
For assistance with registration, call the eDSP Helpline at 800-910-4604.
If additional support with registration is needed, contact the Service Hub Coordinator:
Coleen Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-879-7462 x111.
Approximately 20 days after completion of the Training Class or Challenge Test, direct support staff and the administrator of the facility they are employed in will receive an email notification of results (a Certification Notice, a Certification Notice with Additional Training Needed, a Failure Notice, or an Incomplete/Failure Notice). All certification notices can be accessed online at www.dsptrain.org. Failure notifications cannot be accessed online. Paper certificates will no longer be issued.
DSPT Attendance Policy
Training Class attendance is very important. Direct support staff may not miss more than 6 hours of classroom instruction. If more than 6 hours of instruction is missed, the direct support staff must take the entire year of training again.