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Trainers

Training
From Within

You can become a dedicated trainer.

Our train-the-trainer courses have been designed to train dedicated instructors for a provider setting, an ideal solution for consultants, administrators or other on-site personnel without a medical or emergency service background to become instructors for new caregivers on core topics that are state-mandated.

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Make a Difference

Impact residential care by becoming an instructor.

Effectively and efficiently training caregivers is the first step in creating a culture of care for assisted living.

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Becoming a Trainer

Standard Precautions, Fire Safety and First Aid and Choking courses are 100% virtual live trainings. Medication Administration is offered with two days online and one day in-person. You can take up to three of our four trainings in one week, maximizing your time.

Next Steps to Become an Instructor

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Renewal Continuing Education

We offer flexible virtual options for approved instructors to get the continuing education they need to renew as state-approved instructors. Courses are available on an ongoing basis and are self-paced.

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WIOA Funded Tuition Assistance

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support services. Our four train-the-trainer courses have been approved for WIOA funding. Legible job seekers may apply at your local Job Center. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website to learn more about WIOA tuition assistance.

Approval Process for Trainers

Complete the Coursework

The courses will provide you with the program knowledge, training skills and training curriculum to enable you to provide high-quality training in a provider setting. You may choose one, two or all four core areas:

  • Medication Administration
  • Standard Precautions
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid & Choking

Apply for State Approval

Next, you will need to submit an application to the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry for each core area.

Apply

After your application(s) and payment are received and approved by the registry, you will receive notification via email and will be added as an approved instructor to the instructor registry. You may begin scheduling training dates after receiving your approval.

Renew as an Instructor

An instructor approval status is good for a maximum of two years. You may submit your renewal application up to three months prior to your expiration date.

Any instructor who expired more than a year ago must re-apply as a new instructor. Some instructors will require continuing education hours to renew.

High-Quality Instructors

All of our instructors are either nurses or firefighter/EMTs. In addition, all instructors are approved by the Training Registry. Our Train-the-Trainer courses have been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Bureau of Assisted Living, the Division of Quality Assurance and the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry (Wisconsin Training Registry).

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Have Questions?

We can help. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Sam Anderson, Program Coordinator at 920-465-2587 or wicaregiveracademy@uwgb.edu.

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