Wise Online Academy ACRE 100 Series

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WOA is now ACRE certified as CUSTOMIZED!
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The Wise Online Academy (WOA) ACRE 100 Series is an ACRE-approved* online employment professional customized core competency training series. It is designed to provide employment professionals the training, knowledge, and skills they need to deliver quality customized competitive integrated employment services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Wise delivers the WOA ACRE 100 Series as four online courses presented quarterly throughout the calendar year.  Three courses include instructor-led 2-2.5 hour webinars and offline skill building activities presented over a 2-4 week period. The fourth is an On Demand interactive component.  The WOA 100 series includes a total of 40 hours of training and activities. Students receive materials and a certificate of completion upon successful completion of each course.  Students who complete all four courses earn the Customized** ACRE certification* and receive an ACRE Customized certificate.

Completion criteria:  (1) Attendance at all webinars (students can miss up to 1 hour of instruction for each course) and (2) completion of all offline skill-building activities within one week of the final webinar.  Recordings of webinars will be provided to enrolled students in the case of a personal or work emergency making it impossible for them to attend a webinar. It is expected that students will attend all scheduled sessions. All coursework must be completed by the assignment deadline.  Rare exceptions must be approved in advance of assignment deadline.  If an approved exception is granted or corrections to work are required, those assignments must be submitted in sufficient time to successfully complete the assignment no later than 1 week following the final webinar.  If recordings are requested, those must be viewed by the same timeline.  If coursework and live or recorded webinar viewing is not completed by the final deadline, students would need to register, pay and retake the course to earn a certificate.

 *ACRE Customized** Certification: The WOA ACRE 100 Series is accredited by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE). ACRE is a national membership organization for trainers and educators who work in the field of employment for people with disabilities. They share a common mission of advocacy through education to improve the quality of employment services for people with disabilities.

** As of June 2021, The Wise Online Academy 100 is certified by ACRE as a customized curriculum.  Students completing all four courses June 2021 or later will earn a Certified ACRE Certificate.  Those completing one or more course prior to June 2021 will earn a Basic ACRE Certificate.  

Courses:

  • Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery, and Person-Centered Planning (12 ACRE credit hours).
  • Job Development and Marketing (12 ACRE credit hours).
  • Systematic Instruction: Teaching, Learning, and Retaining Abilities (12 ACRE credit hours).
  • Social Security Work Incentives. (4 ACRE credit hours)

The live webinar WOA ACRE 100 Series courses are available for $200 each.  Once the three live webinar classes are successfully completed, a promo code can be requested to take the On Demand class at no cost.  (Entire series cost is $600.)

Some states offer reimbursement for their state residents.

Washington: The fee may be reimbursable to WA State DDA Employment Providers who successfully earn a certificate for the course.   Reimbursement is available for a limited time on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Colorado: HCPF has a Reimbursement Application.
  • Oregon:  Sorry, Oregon Reimbursement Funding has been fully expended.

Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery and Person Centered Planning

(12 credit hours **)

          July 12: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3 pm EST         July 14: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3pm EST
July 15: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3 pm EST
            July 19: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3 pm EST              July 21: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3 pm EST

Job Development and Marketing

(12 credit hours**)

                August 3: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST                 August 5: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST
        August 9: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST
       August 10: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST
      August 12: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST

SIT: Systematic Instruction: Teaching, Learning, and Retaining Jobs

(12 credit hours **)

September 1: 12 (noon) pm – 2:30 pm PST/3 pm – 5:30 pm EST      September 7: 12 (noon) pm – 2:30 pm PST/3 pm – 5:30 pm EST September 14: 12 (noon) pm – 2:30 pm PST/3 pm – 5:30 pm EST    September 22: 12 (noon) pm – 2:30 pm PST/3 pm – 5:30 pm EST 

Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery and Person Centered Planning

(12 credit hours**)             

             October 11: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3 pm EST             October 12: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3pm EST
        October 14: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3 pm EST
            October 18: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3 pm EST              October 21: 10 am – 12 pm (noon) PST/1 pm – 3 pm EST

Job Development and Marketing

(12 credit hours **)

       November 2: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST         November 4: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST
November 8: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST
November 9: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST
November 15: 12 (noon) pm – 2 pm PST/3 pm – 5 pm EST

Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives On-Demand

 

(4 credit hours **)

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