Employment Consultant Training

Employment Consultant Training

Updated Online Content

This 8-week, comprehensive online training gives employment consultants, specialists, job developers, and other professionals the foundation, techniques, and effective strategies necessary for supporting job seekers with disabilities.

If you are involved in training, preparation, hiring, inclusion, and job placement for inclusive community employment this training is for you.

Training content covers need-to-know basics:

  • Policy and law
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Discovery
  • Person-centered approaches
  • Strategic plan development
  • Job development and supports
  • Worksite and task analysis
  • Resource mapping
  • Assistive technology

New Specialized Modules

Employment Consultant Training now includes the following specialized modules:

  • Customized employment
  • Benefits and work incentive programs
  • Working with formerly incarcerated individuals
  • Mental health challenges

Reliable Information from Trusted Experts

You need information you can trust from trainers with field and systems experience. Employment Consultant Training with an Emphasis on Customized Employment is brought to you by the Employment Technical Assistance team at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and its Center on Community Living and Careers. We specialize in training community employment providers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, and transition coordinators.

logo: ACRE

Employment Consultant Training with an Emphasis on Customized Employment is certified by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE). Trainees successfully completing all training modules are eligible for the Basic Certificate of Achievement in Employment Services with an Emphasis on Customized Employment.

This course also offers 6.5 CEs (continuing education units) and prepares you for the Certified Employment Specialist Certification (CESP) exam. 

In addition, by participating in all training components and successfully completing all online assignments, you will receive a competency-based certificate from Indiana University

Registration Information

February 1 through March 31

All training content modules will be available on Canvas through March 31, 2022. 

Upon enrolling, you will receive instructions and the link to Canvas. Note: When you register, you'll receive an email invitation to the course. Be sure to accept that invitation, or Canvas will not allow you to open the course modules.

Training begins February 1 and ends March 31, but trainees can move through the course at their own pace within that timeframe and even finish the course early. Course assignments will be graded, and attendees have access to instructor support and feedback throughout their training.

Estimated course completion time: 65 hours

Cost: $325 per person.

Register now!

Deadline for registration: March 1, 2022

Additional Training Dates

Can't participate in the Feb.–March training? Employment Consultant Training with an Emphasis on Customized Employment will be offered three more times in 2022: 

  • May 2–June 30
  • August 1–September 30
  • November 1–December 30

Registration takes place in the month prior to training.

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Have questions or need training accommodations?

Contact Lori Pierce prior to training at lopierce@indiana.edu or 812-856-0169.