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Community Support Associate Curriculum Approval Process
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Curriculum Approval Process for the Community Support Associate
Initial 10-Hour Training Requirements

The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities will approve the initial 10-hour training curriculum for the Community Support Associate (CSA) as written in the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (see "908 KAR 2:250" in Related Links).

DBHDID requires the use of this rubric and related documents to ensure providers' submission of all necessary materials. This will allow DBHDID staff to review the curricula in their entirety and make an approval decision or request supplementary materials in an efficient manner, within the period specified.

A sample curriculum, sample test questions and a sample evaluation are provided in the "Curriculum Approval Process" section.

Curriculum Approval Process

  1. Review the Curriculum Rubric document below to understand what information is needed in the curriculum and how the curriculum will be scored.
  2. Below are some sample resources to assist with curriculum development:
    1. Sample curriculum
    2. Sample evaluation of training: DBHDID Training Event Evaluation Form
    3. Sample trainee test questions: Adult Mental Health Case Management Exam
    4. Curriculum submissions must have the following::
      • Single Curriculum Submission Summary. This is the application for the curriculum.
      • Completed Rubric. All submitted documents must be listed on the rubric; include file names and pages.
        Please note that the curriculum cannot be reviewed if the rubric's yellow section is incomplete; the submitter's information will be returned and resubmission requested.
      • Electronic version of the curriculum, saved as a Word, PowerPoint and/or PDF file using a USB flash drive. These documents must be clearly labeled with entities/submission name.
      • Examination and an answer key.
      • Evaluation form of the training.

Submit this information to:

Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Division of Program Integrity
Program Support Branch
275 E. Main Street 4CD
Frankfort, KY 40621

After the curriculum is received, it will be reviewed within 20 business days. Communication on the status of the submitted curriculum will be sent to the contact person listed on the "Curriculum Application Form."

Once the curriculum is approved, the provider will establish and maintain a TRIS account by entering trainee information and uploading documentation directly into the system. Correspondence concerning the submission of this information will be sent via mail or email.

Curriculum Submission Materials

Questions About the Process?

Please click on "Contact Us" in the Contact Information box to submit questions about the process.

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