Access the CDS-PA website log-in page
(User ID and Password required to log into site)
Access CDS-PA Featured Lesson resources
(includes materials that organizations and learners can use to reinforce the concepts presented in selected College of Direct Support lessons)
Access CDS-PA tutorial webcasts
(includes tutorials for CDS-PA learners and ones for CDS Administrators/Sub-Administrators)
Contact the CDS-PA helpdesk
(for CDS-PA questions and registration information)
The College of Direct Support (CDS) is a nationally recognized web-based training curriculum that provides learning opportunities on many topics of importance to people with developmental disabilities and those who support them. Since 2003, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Developmental Programs has supported the use of the CDS as a way to offer effective, consistent training to Direct Support Professionals, Supports Coordinators, supervisory and managerial staff, self-advocates, families and other interested parties across the Commonwealth.
You can also learn more about the CDS curriculum by visiting the CDS national website.