Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022
Any person who
wishes to provide support coordination services must have the requisite
knowledge and experience as set forth in the Florida Medicaid Developmental
Disabilities Individual Budgeting Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations
Handbook ("Handbook"), adopted in Rule
F.A.C., prior to taking the Basic Training.
(2) The requirements for Basic Training are
identified in the iBudget Handbook and must be completed prior to taking the
WSC In-Person Level 2 competency-based assessment.
(3) Any Basic Training that must to be taken
on a periodic basis does not count toward in-service training
interested in providing support coordination services who enrolled after the
effective date of this rule, July 1, 2021, must complete both the Pre-Service
Level 1 ("Level" 1) training and the In-Person Level 2 ("Level 2") training
which include the Level 1 and Level 2 competency-based assessments, as provided
by the Agency.
Pre-Service Level 1 training consists of self-paced, online training modules in
the LMS that describe foundational concepts and requirements related to Waiver
support coordination services. The Pre-Service Level 1 training curriculum can
be found at on the Agency's website at www.apdcares.org.
(a) At the end of the Level 1 training, the
trainee must complete the Level 1 competency-based assessment with a score of
85% or higher to receive credit.
(b) Trainees must pass the assessment within
30 days of completing the Level 1 training. Trainees who do not pass the Level
1 assessment within 30 days of the Level 1 training must retake the Level 1
training before they may retake the Level 1 competency-based
(c) In no instance
shall a trainee be allowed to take the assessment more than 2 times within a
(d) Trainees must
successfully pass the Level 1 competency-based assessment before taking the
In-Person Level 2 training and signing a Medicaid Waiver Service Agreement with
In-Person Level 2 training will be provided by the Agency at the regional
offices to provide hands on experience to practice key tasks related to Waiver
Support Coordination and provides practical scenarios and experiences related
to foundations learned in online training. The curriculum for the Level 2
training can be found on the Agency's website at www.apdcares.org.
(a) Trainees must bring their own laptop or
other electronic device that is compatible with APD data management systems to
the Level 2 training.
who were unable to complete any portion of the Level 2 training must complete
the missed portion(s) at the next available Level 2 training session.
(c) Trainees must attend all Level 2 training
sessions before they may take the Level 2 competency-based assessment, which is
documented by the trainee's signature on a daily attendance sheet, maintained
by the Agency during the Level 2 Training, as proof of attendance.
(d) The Level 2 competency-based assessment,
which is administered at the end of the Level 2 training, must be passed with a
score of 85% or higher in order to receive credit.
(e) Trainees will receive a Certificate of
Completion upon passing the Level 2 competency-based assessment. Each trainee
is responsible for uploading his or her Certificate of Completion into the LMS
(f) Trainees must
successfully pass the Level 2 assessment within 90 days of passing the Level 1
Individuals providing support coordination services who were enrolled before
the effective date of this Rule, July 1, 2021, must complete the Level 1
training and pass the Agency's Level 1 competency-based assessment.
(a) These support coordinators must
successfully complete the Agency's Level 1 competency-based assessment within
90 days after the effective date of this rule.
(b) Support coordinators who fail the Level 1
competency-based assessment, under this section, will be allowed to retake the
Level 1 training and the Level 1 competency-based assessment. Upon failing to
successfully pass the assessment after a second attempt, the Agency will
terminate the support coordinator's MWSA.
(c) The Level 1 training, taken pursuant to
section (4) of this rule, may be counted toward meeting the annual in-service
training requirements, once.
(8) The Agency may require a support
coordinator to retake any portion of the Pre-Service Training or any required
Basic Training as a result of a QIO review of 86% or lower, as designated by
(9) If a support
coordinator discontinues providing support coordination services for more than
12 months and wants to return as a provider of support coordination services,
all Basic Training and the Per-Service Level 1 and the Level 2 In-Person
Training must be completed again.
(10) This rule is in effect for five years
from its effective date.