Welcome to ACE Postsecondary School
Become a Professional Caregiver at ACE Postsecondary School
ACE provides professional instruction in caregiving by state-approved instructors who provide up-to-date information, skills testing, and guidance for you to become a Direct Care Worker (DCW), as envisioned by the State of Arizona (azahcccs.gov and azdirectcare.org). All students earning DCW qualification certificate will be recognized by any caregiver employer in the state of Arizona. The curricula used at ACE follow state and federal guidelines. Accordingly, ACE adheres to the Principles of Caregiving (azdirectcare.org) as the core of its DCW classes.
Let ACE Provide DCW Training for Your Agency
If the caregiving agency business where you work is contracted with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)—the Medicaid program in Arizona—but does not have an approved licensed DCW training facility, ACE can provide the caregiver training required.
The DCW training at ACE also provides the necessary training if your agency is contracted with the Department of Economic Security / Division of Developmental Disabilities. We provide the training required to care for individuals with developmental disabilities, and we also offer Prevention & Support and Article 9 classes. Article 9 is required by The Division of Developmental Disabilities. Caregiving courses at ACE exceed state and federal requirements.
Arizona Caregiver Requirements
The changes in caregiving rules and regulations in Arizona are discussed in detail at the following two websites Arizona Direct Care and AHCCCS. These changes are mandated for most caregivers, including those who care for family members. Please contact us at ACE if you have any questions or concerns about these new guidelines and rules.
CPR, AED, and First Aid Training
If you need CPR certification—including automated external defibrillator (AED) certification (adult, child, and infant) and First Aid—ACE can provide expert training in those classes. All caregivers in Arizona must have these courses to be a qualified Direct Care Worker/Support Provider.