PSW Training Guide & Information

Attention PSWs

 

As you may be aware, starting Sept 1, 2021, PSWs will be required to complete specific trainings to be credentialed as a provider and to maintain credentials.

 

This rule is a result of Senate Bill 1534, which sets training standards for all DD PSWs.

 

Here is what you need to know:

 

NEW PROVIDERS

 

Starting September 1, 2021, all new providers MUST:

  • complete the 4-hour PSW/HCW Orientation before they can

receive their SPD provider ID number and be credentialed as a DD PSW provider for the first time.

AND

  • complete two 4-hour PSW Core Basics trainings (total of 8 hours) within 120 days after completing their PSW Orientation,

AND

  • complete a total of 12 hours of PSW Continuing Education trainings every 2 years from the completion of their PSW Orientation, to continue to be credentialed

 

 

EXISTING/CURRENTLY CREDENTIALED PROVIDERS

 

As of March 1, 2022, all incumbent PSW providers (existing/currently

credentialed and working as a DD PSW prior to 9/1/2021) MUST:

 

  • complete 8 hours of PSW Core Basics Refresher training by March 1, 2022, to remain credentialed as a PSW provider,

AND

  • complete a total of 12 hours of PSW Continuing Education trainings every 2 years from the completion of their PSW Core Basics Refresher, to continue to be credentialed and work as a PSW provider ongoing

 

For more information, refer to the attached guide or visit the Carewell website at https://www.carewellseiu503.org/

 

 

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