DHS launches new CDCP online training program
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Tuesday announced a new free online program that will help train 10,000 people as certified direct care professionals (CDCPs).
It’s a step toward combating the state’s shortage of caregivers.
“There is a shortage of caregivers not only in Wisconsin, but nationwide,” said Curtis Cunningham, an assistant administrator with the DHS division of Medicaid services. “The only way to find more is to promote this fulfilling career by providing standardized training and certification that helps people learn, grow and advance, and our new CDCP program does just that.”
The program — developed with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay — is self-paced. It includes direct-care topics ranging from safety to ethics to communication.