Online Courses for Group Home Administrators

A DSS-approved Administrator submits approved continuing education certificates to meet recertification requirements every two years. DSS is also referred to as CCLD in the State of California.

Essential CEU Institute is a DSS-approved provider of continuing education for GH Administrators in California (GH provider number 2000 730-2).

For rules governing continuing education credit, participants should contact their respective regulatory boards.

AWOL Behavior

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Oct 26, 2016 · 284 completions

The focus of this two-hour course is on AWOL behaviors and successful prevention and/or mitigation of their effects. Approvals: This course meets requirements towards the ARF, Group Home and RCFE recertificat…
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Beat the Heat: Tips for a Successful HOT Season

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Jul 27, 2018 · 115 completions

This two-hour course is designed to offer participants tips on comfort and heat ilness prevention during the hot weather season. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:…
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Food Service Part One

Earn 3 CEU's
State Verified · Jan 3, 2017 · 215 completions

This three-hour course is designed for persons who work in Community Care Facilities (CCFs) in California. There is a specific orientation to the general and facility type-specific requirements surrounding foo…
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Food Service Part Two

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Jan 3, 2017 · 153 completions

This two-hour course is designed for persons who work in Community Care Facilities (CCFs) in California. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: Identify rights and considerations…
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Holiday Blues - or Bliss: Providing Effective Holiday Support

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Dec 9, 2016 · 108 completions

This two-hour course focuses on the impact of holidays on individuals and industries, as well as the identification of sources of holiday blues – and bliss. The discussion includes persons with dementia, with d…
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LGBT Diversity Special Topic

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Oct 6, 2016 · 259 completions

The focus of this two-hour course is on topics related to placement and intake considerations for prospective LGBT residents. This includes a discussion on LGBT terminology, identification of preferred pronoun,…
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Meaningful Behavior Change

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Sep 10, 2017 · 158 completions

This two-hour course will enable participants to: Define social validity Identify the three components of social validity – social significance of the goals we write, the social appropriateness of…
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Medical Appointments

Earn 3 CEU's
State Verified · Oct 26, 2016 · 177 completions

The focus of this three-hour course is on successful planning for, coordination of and attendance at resident medical appointments. Resident medical care is a critical area of service provision and is often dif…
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Medication Dispensation Part One

Earn 3 CEU's
State Verified · Jan 1, 2017 · 266 completions

This three-hour course is Part One of a medication series and focuses on the importance of medication dispensation, use of correct medication terminology (e.g., administration, self-administration, dispensation…
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Medication Dispensation Part Two

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Jan 1, 2017 · 198 completions

This two-hour course is Part Two of a medication series and focuses on required documentation of medication dispensation and side effects. In addition, Part Two offers discussion on discontinuing medications, w…
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PRN Medications

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Oct 26, 2016 · 208 completions

This two-hour course focuses on methods of implementing PRN medication planning, dispensation and documentation that meet regulatory and agency requirements. This course meets requirements towards the ARF, Gro…
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Regulations Criminal Record Clearance

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Sep 15, 2017 · 153 completions

This two-hour course will enable participants to: Identify the specific California Title 22 regulations that govern criminal record clearances and exemptions Discuss the reasons for the cr…
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Resting Bliss Face

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Jan 2, 2017 · 135 completions

This two-hour course is designed for persons who work in all ranks and roles of care. Individuals who require ongoing care – particularly those in out-of-home placements due to behavioral and/or skill support n…
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Trauma-Informed Support

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Sep 2, 2018 · 169 completions

This two-hour course is designed to offer a discussion of trauma-informed support in the context of behavioral support across the continuum of care. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to…
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Dignity and Rights Across the Continuum of Care

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Sep 17, 2018 · 171 completions

This one-hour course is designed to offer participants a discussion of dignity and rights across the continuum of care. Specific emphasis will be given to environments that offer behavioral support. Upon co…
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Mandated and Incident Reporting

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Oct 12, 2018 · 207 completions

This one-hour course is designed to offer participants an introduction to the topic of mandating and incident reporting. Mandated reporting of known or suspected abuse is required by law, by regulation and in w…
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ABC and Setting Event Recording

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Oct 6, 2018 · 103 completions

This one-hour course is designed to offer participants an introduction to A-B-C (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence) and setting event recording. These descriptive assessment procedures are helpful with new, unus…
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Crisis and Emergency Support

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Oct 2, 2018 · 108 completions

The focus of this one-hour course is designed to offer participants an introduction to considerations with crisis and emergency support across the continuum of care. This course is NOT meant to replace or nega…
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Foundations of ABA: An Introduction to the Field

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Sep 9, 2018 · 78 completions

This one-hour course is designed to offer participants an introduction to the field of applied behavior analysis, and how its principles have positively impacted the continuum of care. Upon completion of this…
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HCBS-Friendly Behavioral Support

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Sep 4, 2018 · 221 completions

This two-hour course is designed to offer a discussion of trauma-informed support in the context of behavioral support across the continuum of care Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:…
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Naturalistic Teaching: Moments of Opportunity, Learning and Reinforcement

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Oct 2, 2018 · 83 completions

This one-hour course is designed to offer participants an introduction to naturalistic teaching procedures, which are also referred to as incidental teaching. Naturalistic learning offers a low stress, highly r…
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Preparation for Data Collection and Permanent Product Recording

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Sep 29, 2018 · 211 completions

This one-hour course is designed to offer participants a discussion on preparing for data collection, including whether a behavior is observable – or not – and an introduction to one method of behavioral monit…
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Regulations in California Group Homes

Earn 2 CEU's
State Verified · Nov 2, 2018 · 150 completions

This two-hour course is designed to offer participants a detailed discussion of each of the personal rights that apply to group homes in Community Care Facilities (CCFs) in California. This course is regulatio…
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Antecedent-Based Interventions: Positive and Preventative Models

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Mar 3, 2019 · 174 completions

Course Description: This 1-hour ONLINE course is designed to offer participants an introduction to the use of antecedent-based interventions across the continuum of care. Antecedent-based interventions are proa…
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Interacting with Stakeholders: Communication Essentials

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Mar 8, 2019 · 119 completions

Course Description: This 1-hour ONLINE course is designed to offer participants a definition of what stakeholders are and to emphasize the importance of creating and maintaining effective teamwork amongst perso…
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Observation and Measurement Essentials: Descriptions of Behavior and the Environment

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Mar 19, 2019 · 184 completions

Course Description: This 1-hour ONLINE course is designed to offer participants a glimpse into the behavior analytic methods of carefully defining the behavior of interest. Learn or refresh your techniques in s…
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Verbal Behavior: An Introduction to Verbal Operants

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Mar 8, 2019 · 121 completions

Course Description: This 1-hour ONLINE course is designed to offer participants an introduction to the applied behavior-analytic topic of verbal behavior, which is simply defined as behavior that is reinforced…
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Prompt and Prompt Fading

Earn 1 CEU's
State Verified · Mar 3, 2019 · 150 completions

Course Description: This 1-hour ONLINE course is designed to offer participants a discussion about how to use everyday opportunities to help clients that we support to gain new skills and become more independen…
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