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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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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 offered 100% online. Medication Administration is offered with two days online and a morning in-person at locations conveniently located throughout Wisconsin. We schedule training for all four courses to take place in the same week, maximizing your time.

Next Steps to Becoming an Instructor

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Continuing Education for Renewing as a Trainer

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

Get the Continuing Education You Need

You may be able to receive 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. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website to learn more about WIOA tuition assistance and apply at your local Job Center.

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

Once you have completed your coursework, you will need to submit an application to the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry for each core area.

Once  your application(s) and payment are received and approved by the registry, you will receive notification and will be added as an approved instructor. You may begin scheduling training dates at this time.

Renew as an Instructor

An instructor approval status is good for a maximum of two years. You may renew your approval up to three months prior to your expiration date, but it must be completed prior to your expiration date.

Any instructor who has expired for a year or longer must reapply as a new instructor.

Train-the-Trainer 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 (Training Registry).

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NEED Guidance?

We’re here to help.
If you need any guidance on Train-the Trainer or requirements for renewal please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Wisconsin Caregiver Academy.

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