Community Support Worker Certification Program

Community Support Worker Certification Program Summary

The Community Support Worker Program is an unemployment training program that will train and certify unemployed persons to be Community Support Workers who work with people with developmental disabilities.

The Community Support Worker Program is a combination of 5 courses that produces 200 hours of training and certification for participants.

Community Support Workers (CSW) work with people with developmental disabilities and provide outreach and family support as their clients find employment, live independently in their communities, participate in recreation and leisure activities, grow personally and professionally. There currently is a significant shortage of Community Support Workers in many communities across BC.

Community Support Worker Certification Program

Course 1_ Professional Essentials _CSW Certification Program.w 2018

Course 2__Workplace Health and Safety_CSW Certification Program 2018

Course 3_ Emergency and Mental Health Certifications _CSW Certification Program (4)

Course 4_Nursing Care_CSW Certification Program 2018 (1)

Course 5_Safe Practices and Emergency Systems_CSW Certification Program 2018 (1)

 Community Support Worker Certification Program: Overview

5 Courses – 200 hours – 25 days training

Five Week Program Cost: $7,500 per person


  1. Person Centered Thinking
  2. SIVA or Mandt
  3. The Rights and Responsibilities of Working with A Person Who Has A Disability
  4. Foodsafe Level 1
  5. Advanced Natural Nutrition
  7. Respectful Workplace
  8. Johns Ambulance CPRC First Aid
  9. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  10. Mental Health First Aid – Basic
  11. Safe Patient Handling
  12. Standards of Care: Supporting People with Disabilities.
  13. The Safe Use of Adaptive Equipment
  14. Personal Care and Equipment Use
  15. Mental Health First Aid Certificate – Seniors
  16. Safe Practices Training in Infection and Fluid Management
  17. Safe Practices Training: PRN and a Chemical Intervention Protocol