Online Learning

Supporting inclusive workplaces is rewarding and challenging work. Questions about funding, federal and state requirements and how to best meet the needs employees can all seem overwhelming. APSE knows the real and complex problems that arise when transforming a business into a welcoming workplace or an organization into an ally that supports individuals in looking for inclusive employment. With more than 30 years of experience with businesses and organizations like yours, APSE has prepared and saved some of our best advice to share with you online.

To help your business or organization address these challenges, we’re excited to offer:

CESP Practice Test

Created by the APSE Professional Development Committee, this 11-question practice test can help candidates prepare for the Certified Employment Support Professional certification. 

By taking this practice test, APSE does not endorse or imply that these preparatory materials are the best, or the only means for preparing adequately for the certification examination. There is no advantage given to candidates who participate in this practice test. 

Live Webinars

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Reverse Job Fair: What Is It and How to Do It

Tired of the same old job fairs? Do you want a new innovative way to have employers meet potential employees? Learn how to creatively engage your local community to implement a reverse job fair.

Presenters: Katie Page,  Aim Services Inc
Brett Bellinger, Liberty ARC
Bridget Kennedy, Wildwood Programs

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Engaging in Policy and Advocacy

People with disabilities are highly dependent on effective public policies. Have you ever wondered how to be a part of the process of informing the local, state and/or federal policy agenda? Are you engaged as an advocate, but wish to learn how to have a greater impact? This is the webinar for you.
Among topics discussed will be the status of the federal definition of competitive integrated employment, the Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) rule guiding service delivery for long-term services and supports, and efforts to phase out 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act which allows for people with disabilities to be paid below the Federal minimum wage.
Presenter: Julie Christensen, National APSE and Harkin Institute
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Employment and Disclosure

Supported employment professionals have an important role to play in fostering an inclusive work culture. As the bridge between employers and employees, we must educate the employee with a psychiatric disability and the employer about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn how and when to disclose a disability, the pros and cons of disclosing, how to request reasonable accommodations, and the role of the supported employment professional in disclosure.

Presenters: Barry Whaley and Pamela Williamson, Burton Blatt Institute 

From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First

A 13-hour comprehensive e-learning course, where nationally renowned Subject Matter Experts offer practical, time-saving lessons on achieving integrated employment and organizational change. (Eligible for nine CESP™ CE credits)

Financial Literacy: Increasing Your Knowledge to Take Charge of Your Finances

Designed for direct support professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families, this webinar offers four separate lessons that describe the options available to a person who receives SSI and for a person who receives SSDI. Viewers may be surprised to learn there are actually a number of options available to people who receive Social Security Disability benefits! (Eligible for three CESP™ CE credits)


We’ve gathered some of our best webinars for your viewing – many at no charge. Get expert advice on funding, best practices, the history and context of Employment First, the details of CESP, and more.