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Supporting Meaningful Employment Training Series SUMMER 2019

Currently Registering for SUMMER 2019 Sessions (May-July).
You may also use this form to register for a make-up module/s.

The Supporting Meaningful Employment (SME) Training Series includes 12 modules and corresponding field work assignments to meet ACRE Certificate requirements. Each module is 3.5 hours of training. Completion of all 12 modules is strongly encouraged to ensure employment professionals are knowledgeable and skilled in all areas of community employment services. The Series is offered in both a full-day option (6 sessions) or half-day option (12 sessions).

Mini-Certificates - Alternative Path to Earning an ACRE Certificate:
As an alternative to completing the full SME series (12 modules) in a single semester, individuals may elect to register for a SME Mini-Certificate Series. Each series will result in a certificate of completion in a specific skill area - Vocational Assessment and Employment Planning, Job Development, and Job Retention and Coaching. SME Mini-Certificates are not ACRE approved certificates. However, participants can "build" an ACRE Certificate by completing all three SME Mini-Certificates and fieldwork assignments within a 24-month period.

Space is limited. All sessions are open to school personnel and adult provider staff. First priority will be given to BHDDH DD provider organizations and Self-Directed Supports staff/representatives. Unless otherwise noted, sessions will take place at the Sherlock Center on the RI College campus. 

Please only register once you are certain you will be able to attend. Below is a link to the training schedules if you need additional information on session dates prior to registering. Cancellation is required if you are unable to attend as registered.

Note: If registering for a full-day session, lunch is on your own. Please plan accordingly.

Sessions are offered free of charge to participants working in a RI public school district or for a RI provider organization, which includes Self-Directed Supports staff/representatives. Fees apply for participants working for out-of-state organizations/program locations. The full ACRE Series is $500; Mini-Certificate sessions are $200 per certificate. Refunds will only be issued for registrations cancelled at least one week prior to the first session for which you are registered. Registrations are transferable to other members of your organization. 

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Download SME Training Schedule