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About APD Online Courses at TCC

TCC currently offers the two required Direct Care Core (also known as: Core Assurances, or Core Competency) training courses that meet the requirements of Section 2.1(7) of the June 23, 2005, Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services Coverage and Limitation Handbook and administrative rules 59G-8.200, F.A.C. Individuals hired after June 30, 2006, need to complete the Direct Care Core training prior to providing unsupervised direct care.
The two Direct Care Core courses are:
  • Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
  • Health and Safety
A third required course, Zero Tolerance, is offered to satisfy the training requirements for all individuals providing services to APD clients under the Medicaid waiver program and to residents of APD-licensed residential facilities (as described in administrative rules 59G-8.200, F.A.C. and 65G-2, F.A.C.).
The purpose of Zero Tolerance is to teach direct care providers, support coordinators, and any person providing care or support to an APD client on behalf of the Agency or its providers about abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons with developmental disabilities. The course provides information about how often these types of crimes happen and also describes how and why these crimes usually occur. This training will provide you with the tools to identify potentially dangerous situations and tell you how to report that information. Finally, this course will provide you with information about things you can do to help prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation from happening in the first place.
Contact Information

For more information contact the APD Training office by phone (850) 201-9632, toll free (866) 605-7274 or e-mail

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