The Employment Support Professional Certification Council (ESPCC) was established in 2011 by APSE, The Association for People Supporting Employment First. The ESPCC was founded to establish and implement policies and procedures for the first national certification program for job coaches, employment specialists and job developers, known as Employment Support Professionals (ESPs). The council oversees the development and implementation of the Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) certification standards, process and examination.
While some organizations certify programs as competent, the CESP certifies the competency of staff. The two certifications are complementary, with each serving a very different yet crucial objective. To date, the CESP exam has been administered to 279 test takers and 219 have passed the exam, earning their CESP credentials. The CESP credential is held for three years before renewal is required by earning continuing education credits or taking the CESP exam again.
A number of exams are scheduled for the coming months: April 22, Massachusetts; June 27, at the Indiana APSE Conference; the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Conference, also on June 6; and in mid-July in Ohio.
The CESP credential is designed for employment support professionals to enhance their professional standing, wages and career advancement options, and is being considered by several states (North Carolina, Kentucky and others) as a measure of staff competency for providers of employment services. The ESPC Council welcomes opportunities to partner with organizations such as ANCOR to inform stakeholders about the CESP credential, its benefits and impact on employment services for people with disabilities.
Please attend this webinar to learn more about what the exam covers and who might be most prepared to take the exam!
Exam subjects and in-depth discussion of blueprint
Step by step directions to schedule exam for your region, state or organization
Where to go for in depth and detailed training
Time for Question and Answer
Ryley Newport, Public Policy Associate, APSE
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