Community Support Worker Certification Program


The Community Support Worker Certificate Program is an unemployment training program that will train and certify unemployed persons to be Community Support Workers who work with people with developmental disabilities.


Lesson 1: Professional Essentials

Lesson 2: Workplace Health & Safety

Lesson 3: Emergency & Mental Health Certifications

Lesson 4: Nursing Care

Lesson 5: Safe Practices & Emergency Systems

Course Outline

The Community Support Worker Certificate Program is a combination of 5 courses that equal 200 hours of training and certification for participants. 

Community Support Workers (CSW) work with people with developmental disabilities and provide outreach and family support as their clients find employment, live independently in their communities, participate in recreation and leisure activities, grow personally and professionally. There currently is a significant shortage of Community Support Workers in many communities across BC; Our Community Support Worker Training is helping to address this shortage. 


  1. Person-Centered Thinking
  2. SIVA or Mandt
  3. The Rights and Responsibilities of Working with A Person Who Has A Disability
  4. Foodsafe Level 1
  5. Advanced Natural Nutrition
  6. WHMIS
  7. Respectful Workplace
  8. Johns Ambulance CPRC First Aid
  9. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  10. Mental Health First Aid – Basic
  11. Safe Patient Handling
  12. Standards of Care: Supporting People with Disabilities.
  13. The Safe Use of Adaptive Equipment
  14. Personal Care and Equipment Use
  15. Mental Health First Aid Certificate – Seniors
  16. Safe Practices Training in Infection and Fluid Management
  17. Safe Practices Training: PRN and a Chemical Intervention Protocol

Community Support Worker Certification Program: Overview

5 Courses – 200 hours – 25 days training

Five Week Program Cost: $7,500 per person