Wise Online Academy – 100 Series

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

Wise delivers WOA 100 as a series of four online courses presented quarterly throughout the calendar year.  Three courses include instructor-led 1-2.5 hour webinars and offline skill building activities presented over a 2-3 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 ACRE certification* and receive an ACRE 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. If completion criteria is not met within one week of the final webinar, the student will need to register, purchase and retake the course to earn a certificate (unless a pre-arranged exception is granted).

 *ACRE Certification: WOA 100 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. 

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 following courses are available for $200 each. Some states offer reimbursement for their state residents.           

  • Washington Reimbursement may be available upon successful completion of the course – Contact County Coordinator to confirm this option is available 
  • Sorry, Oregon Reimbursement Funding has been fully expended.
  • Colorado Reimbursement Application.

These courses meet the billable WA requirements for ‘professional development’.

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    Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives On-Demand

    IDP: Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery, and Person-Centered Planning

    (12 credit hours**)

    Jan 19: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    Jan 20: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    Jan 25: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST
    Jan 26: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    Jan 28: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST

    JDM: Job Development and Marketing

    (12 credit hours**)

    Feb 9: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    Feb 11: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    Feb 16: 1-2 pm PST/4-5 pm EST
    Feb 18: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    Feb 22: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST

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

    (12 credit hours**)

    Mar 1: 11:30 am-2 pm PST/2:30-5 pm EST
    Mar 8: 11:30 am-2 pm PST/2:30-5 pm EST
    Mar 11: 11:30 am-2 pm PST/2:30-5 pm EST
    Mar 15: 11:30 am-2 pm PST/2:30-5 pm EST

    IDP: Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery, and Person-Centered Planning

    (12 credit hours**)

    April 12: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    April 13: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    April 15: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST
    April 19: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    April 21: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST

    JDM: Job Development and Marketing 

    (12 credit hours**)

    May 4: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    May 6: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    May 10: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST
    May 11: 12-2 pm PST/3-5 pm EST
    May 13: 12-1 pm PST/3-4 pm EST

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

    (12 credit hours**)

    Jun 1: 11:30 am-2 pm PST/2:30-5 pm EST
    Jun 7: 11:30 am-2 pm PST/2:30-5 pm EST
    Jun 14: 11:30 am-2 pm PST/2:30-5 pm EST
    Jun 17: 11:30 am-2 pm PST/2:30-5 pm EST

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