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.

Employment Consultant Training also 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

September 15 through November 12

All training content modules will be available on Canvas through November 12, 2021. 

Training includes a virtual touchpoint session, October 20, 10-10:30 a.m., Eastern Time. This Zoom "check-in" gives you the opportunity to ask questions and talk to the instructors.  

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.

Estimated course completion time: 65 hours

 Special Discounted Rate: $300 per person.

Register now!

Note: Beginning November 15, Employment Consultant Training will be offered at $325 per attendee. 

Additional Training Dates

November 15, 2021, through January 7, 2022

Can't participate in the September training? Employment Consultant Training with an Emphasis on Customized Employment will be offered one more time this year. 

Save the dates! Registration information coming soon.

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Have questions or need training accommodations?

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