Orientation Training (Meeting the requirement for staff orientation training, as indicated in 6100.142)


Chapter 6100.142 requires that prior to working alone with an individual with a disability, and within 30 days after hire or beginning to support an individual with a disability, workers must complete orientation training, as outlined in regulation.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to make available a suite of free online orientation training courses that will satisfy these requirements.

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This training content is offered by the Office of Developmental Programs to meet the General Orientation training requirements as outlined in the 55 PA Code 6100. Training content is specific to topical areas identified in the 55 PA Code 6100.  This is not training specific to the understanding and implementation of the 55 PA Code 6100. Using this training content is not required. Agencies may choose to provide agency-sponsored or agency-identified training that meets the General Orientation training requirements of the 55 PA Code 6100.


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This course provides links to four separate trainings available within MyODP and other websites. Where Certificates of Achievement are not provided by MyODP, documentation of the completion of these topics must be recorded in each agency's training records.

This training content is offered by the Office of Developmental Programs to meet the General Orientation training requirements as outlined in the 55 PA Code 6100. Training content is specific to topical areas identified in the 55 PA Code 6100. This is not training specific to the understanding and implementation of the 55 PA Code 6100. Using this training content is not required.  Agencies may choose to provide agency-sponsored or agency-identified training that meets the General Orientation training requirements of the 55 PA Code 6100.


Orientation Icon

This training content is offered by the Office of Developmental Programs to meet the General Orientation training requirements as outlined in the 55 PA Code 6100. Training content is specific to topical areas identified in the 55 PA Code 6100. This is not training specific to the understanding and implementation of the 55 PA Code 6100. Using this training content is not required. Agencies may choose to provide agency-sponsored or agency-identified training that meets the General Orientation training requirements of the 55 PA Code 6100.


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This training is the third topic in the Foundation of Incident Management and Risk Management series. Completion of the other topics in this series are NOT REQUIRED as part of this Orientation.

A Certificate of Achievement for completion of this topic is NOT available through MyODP.  Documentation of completion of this training should be recorded in each agency's training records.

This training content is offered by the Office of Developmental Programs to meet the General Orientation training requirements as outlined in the 55 PA Code 6100.  Training content is specific to topical areas identified in the 55 PA Code 6100.  This is not training specific to the understanding and implementation of the 55 PA Code 6100.   Using this training content is not required.  Agencies may choose to provide agency-sponsored or agency-identified training that meets the General Orientation training requirements of the 55 PA Code 6100.