Types of Certificates of Achievement
Each year ACRE members provide ACRE approved training and award certificates of achievement to those who complete successfully all training requirements. ACRE training is usually pursued by professionals working in the field of employment services for people with disabilities.
ACRE endorses competency-based training in 2 areas:
- Employment Services (basic and professional levels)
- Employment Services with an Emphasis on Customized Employment (basic and professional levels)
Only trainees completing ACRE approved training can earn the ACRE certificates of achievement.
- Trainees must complete all training requirements of the ACRE approved training, which is a minimum of 40 hours of training, to complete the Basic Certificate of Achievement in Employment Services or With the Emphasis on Customized Employment.
- To earn a Professional Level Certificate of Achievement, a trainee must complete the Basic Level ACRE Training and then enroll in an ACRE approved Professional Level. Trainees must also have a minimum of 1 year of employment service experience.
You can download either set of competencies by going to the bottom of the Competencies tab.
Professional Employment Services:
The Professional Employment Services training requires the trainee to complete an additional 40 hours of ACRE approved training & all required professional development activities required by the training provider. Individuals wishing to earn a Professional Employment Services - Certificate of Achievement must also have at least 12 months of experience in the field of employment for people with disabilities.