ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators) Certificate of Achievement

Helping job seekers from vulnerable populations achieve integrated employment outcomes of their choice requires employment staff to be competent in effective discovery and assessment, job development and placement, employer outreach and negotiation, and workplace supports. This course series will help employment specialists and counselors be better equipped to serve as labor market intermediaries – not just assisting the people they serve in obtaining employment, but establishing a return on investment for employers as well.

The courses are limited to those working directly with clients or consumers.

This three-credit course is offered online and consists of the following modules:


  • Application of Core Values and Principles of Practice
  • Individualized Assessment and Employment/Career Planning
  • Community Research and Job Development
  • Workplace and Related Supports

Specialty Topics (Participants choose 1 for certification)

Each of these topics addresses the challenges affecting specific populations and offers strategies that are most effective when working with members of these populations.

  1. Transition-aged Youth
    • Application of Core Values and Principles to Practice, Discovery and Assessment
    • Community Research and Job Development, Workplace Supports and Career Development
  2. Mental Health or Substance Abuse Issues
    • Engagement Strategies, Introduction to Mental Health, Employment and Recovery, IPS Principles 1 – 4
    • IPS Principles 5 – 8, History of Supported Employment and Related Legislation, Vermont Resources
  3. Persons with Developmental Disabilities
    • Historical Overview, Vermont Structure and Services, Discovery and Assessment
    • Community Research and Job Development, Workplace Supports and Career Development

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