E-Badge Academy

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has launched The NADSP E-Badge Academy, which offers Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and Frontline Supervisors (FLSs) the ability to earn national certification through stackable electronic badges. These badges demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and values that direct care professionals in Tennessee utilize every day.

All Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) provider organizations in Tennessee (i.e. CHOICES, ECF CHOICES, 1915c, and Katie Beckett) can now participate in the NADSP E-Badge Academy

Metrics

DSP Bonus and Training Time

Provider Incentive

DSP – 1 Certification(15 total NADSP E-Badges, which include 50 hours of accredited education) $500 bonus
$500 training time
$1,000 (reimbursed for training if needed)
$250 per DSP - 1
DSP – 2 Certification (30 total NADSP E-Badges, which includes 100 hours of accredited education (50 hours of which were previously earned as DSP-I) $1000 bonus
$500 training time

$500 per DSP - 2

DSP – 3 Certification (50 total NADSP E-Badges)

$1500 bonus
$150 training time

$750 per DSP - 3

FLS Certification 2 total NADSP E-Badges, which include 25 hours of accredited education)

$750 bonus

 


Next dashboard update April 2024

If you have questions or need more information, please email LTSS.WorkforceDevelopment@tn.gov.