Santa Barbara County Education Office
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6307

Santa Barbara County Education Office, Regional Occupational Program/Career Technical Education

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Welcome to the official website for the Direct Support Professional Training & Testing Program serving people on the coast from San Jose (inculding Marin County) to Los Angeles.

This training program is offered by the Regional Occupational Program/Career Technical Education Program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. We provide training and testing for people who work in a wide variety of group homes, day programs and occupational centers.

Direct Support Professional Training & Testing is a mandatory statewide program for direct-support professionals, supervisors and administrators who provide direct care in licensed Community Care Facilities.


Registration

Only direct support staff, including supervisors and administrators who provide direct care, currently employed in Community Care Facilities (CCFs) vendored by the regional center are eligible to take the Direct Support Professional Training (DSPT). Registration for DSPT must be completed using the eDSPT online registration and certification system.

To register got to www.dsptrain.org. Have the following information available:

  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Facility Vendor Number (where employed)
  • Facility or Administration email address (where employed)

For assistance with registration, call the eDSPT Helpine at 800-910-4604
NO WALK-INS ALLOWED!


DSPT Attendance Policy

Training Class attendance is very important. Direct support staff may not miss more than 6 hours of classroom instruction. If more than 6 hours of instruction is missed, the direct support staff must take the entire year of training again.


Results Notification

Approximately 20 business days after completion of the Training Class or Challenge Test, direct support staff and the administrator of the facility they are employed in, will receive an email notification of results(a Certification Notice, a Certification Notice with Additional Training Needed, a Failure Notice, or an Incomplete/Failure Notice) All Certification Notices can be accessed online at www.dsptrain.org. Failure notifications cannot be accessed online. Paper certificates will no longer be issued.


Announcements

Coming Soon


Resources

For more information about DSPT you can go to the Department of Development Service’s website at www.dds.ca.gov/DSPT/Home.cfm, email ccfdsp@dds.ca.gov, or call the toll free number at 800-622-8904

For questions regarding DSPT registration or Results Notification contact the eDSPT Helpline at 800-910-4604

For DSPT implementation concerns, contact Clay Mitchell, the CDE contract monitor, at 916-445-5568 or by email at cmitchel@cde.ca.gov


Contact Us

Vera Owens
  Santa Barbara County Education Office

Phone
  (805)964-4710 ext 4462