Direct Support Professional Micro-Credentials

Stackable to Degree Program

These micro-credentials align with requirements for the Human Services AS should students choose to continue their education after obtaining micro-credentials.

Direct Support Professional Level I (micro-credential) → Direct Support Professional Level II → Human Services, AS → Human Services/Social Work BA/BS (transfer college)


Local agencies are seeing a high need for direct support positions, especially those in the category of Developmental Disabilities.  In addition to working with individuals with developmental disabilities, direct support professionals may work in child care centers, day treatment programs for persons with mental illness, residential treatment facilities, eldercare and respite programs, foster care agencies, jails and alternative correction programs, short and longterm rehabilitation centers, crisis centers, day habilitation programs, assisted living/skilled nursing facilities, sheltered workshops, and other human service settings.  The Direct Support Professional micro-credentials provide training to increase the potential for advancement within these organizations. The curriculum presented in this micro-credential aligns with the national certification offered to Direct Support Professionals through The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)

Direct Support Professional I 

Micro-credential Outline

Direct Support Professional II 

Micro-credential Outline

Our Faculty

Highlighted for this program: Eric Smith


Deborah Beall, ADI Professional Studies

*Students taking this microcredential may be eligible for NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Credentials. Click here for additional information.