Meet our Talented Faculty

ACE is fortunate to have a highly skilled faculty that is first and foremost dedicated to the educational experience of students desiring to be professional caregivers. The instructors bring to the table over 50 combined years of the highest quaity and stellar experiences in caregiving. Owing to this teamwork, ACE delivers the very best instruction in caregiving classes, programs and skills.

Heidi J. Lewis

Lead Instructor

Heidi Lewis brings to the team a wealth of experience in teaching, including grades K-8th. She has extensive training in Special Education and Behavioral Health and its application to caregiving instruction. Heidi was mentored and trained over a ten-year period by Master Habilitation Specialists and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). ACE is very proud of her accomplishments in this field. As Lead instructor of ACE, Heidi leads us through the state-mandated Direct Care Worker caregiver program (Level I and Level II).

Diana De Anda

Bilingual Instructor

Diana has been with the company since 2014. Prior to that, she had been a medical assistance with four years' experience in a doctor's office. Diana has had hands on training in her personal life, taking care of her own family members since 2004. She has been certified to teach all the Qualified Caregiving Program for Direct Care Workers (DCWs) for Arizona Long Term Care (ALTCS) and Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) as well as First Aid/CPR instructor through the National Safety Council and Article 9 instructor through the Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities.

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Our Caregiver Training Courses

Individuals or agencies can register for one of a variety of our course. Click a course below for more info.

Direct Care Worker

Become a Professional Caregiver with ACE!

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

Developmental Disabilities Training

 
To become a support provider for members with developmental disabilities, whether for family members or clients who are non-family, all students must acquire instruction and training in Article 9, which is a legislative ruling in Arizona.
  • Article 9

  • Prevention & Support

  • Habilitation/Positive Behavior Support

  • Cultural Competency

  • Intro to The Division of Developmental Disabilities

  • Incident Reporting

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

 

IMPORTANT: You must register on a desktop computer. (Tablet or phone will not work.)

Professional standards dictate the importance of continuing education in all professional fields, including caregiving.

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.

  • MRSA

  • Bed Bugs

  • Valley Fever

  • Vaccines

  • Influenza

  • Autism

  • Diabetes

  • VISIT CEUs PAGE

First Aid/CPR/AED

You have the power to save a life

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.

DID YOU KNOW? Caregiving is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.

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