With eager anticipation, ACE Postsecondary School opened its doors to prospective Direct Care Workers (DCW) in 2011. Over years, ACE has experienced tremendous growth, not only in the valley but throughout Arizona.
Important to that growth is the fact that ACE has operated as a private postsecondary school since 2014.
ACE instructors are highly trained, certified, and have extensive first-hand experience in the field of caregiving. Our classroom environments have unparalleled in-home settings and equipment for the most realistic skills training. We use state-of-the-art technologies in our classroom presentations.
To become a support provider for members through the Division of Developmental Disabilities, whether you're caring for family or non-family, all students must acquire instruction and training in Article 9, which is a legislative ruling in Arizona.
Direct Care Workers, caregivers working for agencies contracted with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the Medicaid program in Arizona, must be trained by fully qualified instructors. ACE is approved and trained by fully qualified instructors. ACE is approved and licensed as a Direct Care Workers training facility that is staffed by professional instructors who maintain their current status as a requirement.
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..
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.
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Individuals or agencies can register for one of a variety of our course. Click a course below for more info.
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 stipulated by the State of Arizona
Prevention & Support
Habilitation/Positive Behavior Support
Intro to The Division of Developmental Disabilities
Every Direct Care Worker (DCW) is required to complete six hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) each year.
Each Continuing Education Units (CEUs) course listed below is a two-hour online session, available in Spanish and English. In order to receive 6 hours of credits, you will need to select 3 of the following online courses.
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No prior medical knowledge or healthcare experience is necessary.Upon successful completion of this course students will have gained the knowledge and skills to effectively manage a wide variety of emergency situations at home, work, or while traveling.