Maine College of Direct Support

Completion of the Maine College of Direct Support (ME CDS) is required for Direct Support Professionals supporting Maine citizens with developmental disabilities and replaces the Direct Support Professional (DSP) Curriculum as meeting the training requirements for MaineCare Sections 21 and 29. People who obtained their DSP Certificate prior to implementation of CDS are not required to complete the Maine College of Direct Support.

Training in the Maine College of Direct Support is obtained through Developmental Services provider agencies. A list can be found in the Provider Directory.

Maine CDS Instructor Guide