Direct Service Provider II Credential

Next Start TimeDurationFormatCredits
Fall 20242 semestersOnline + Fieldwork7
Spring 20251 semesterOnline + Fieldwork7
direct service provider II


Take your direct care career to the next level! Direct Service Providers II work with individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities to support their full integration into their environments and communities. By completing the Direct Service Provider II microcredential, you will build on the foundation built in the DSP I credential, develop your case management and documentation skills, and gain a deeper understanding of your own personal healthcare needs. Through immersive fieldwork, you will also gain hands-on skills like community safety for program participants. Completion of this microcredential will result in gaining 15 NADSP Badges.

Searchable job titles may include:

  • Direct Service Provider II 
  • Residential House Supervisor 


The Direct Service Provider II Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires students to earn a passing grade in three courses and typically takes one semester to complete. These three courses can be applied towards the Human Services A.S. or A.A.S. degree. Courses are offered fully online. 

  • HLTH 206  Personal Health (3 credits)
  • HUMS 109  Case Management and Documentation (3 credits)
  • HUMS 121  Direct Service Provider II Field Work (1 credits)

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Our Partners

Thank you to NADSP and OPWDD for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates. Regional employers that typically recruit for these roles, include:

  • Unity House 
  • Racker 
  • Madison/Cortland ARC 

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Financing your Microcredential

There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. Discuss your options with an Admissions representative when you register. 

  • Part-Time TAP for Non-Degree Programs is now available for many microcredentials at TC3! For more information the HESC website. A valid FAFSA must be on file to be eligible. To apply and for questions, contact Associate Director of Financial Aid Sarah Dockstater at
  • Grant money is available through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund for Tompkins County residents 
  • Grants are available through Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center for county residents 
  • Several employers in our community offer tuition reimbursement and sponsorship specifically for microcredentials  
  • Financial aid is available to eligible students who pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. 


Fall 2024 Session
Fall 2024 / Spring 2025HLTH206Asynchronous, Online
Spring 2025HUMS109Asynchronous, Online
Spring 2025HUMS121Fieldwork
Spring 2025 Session
Spring 2025HLTH206Asynchronous, Online
Spring 2025HUMS109Asynchronous, Online
Spring 2025HUMS121Fieldwork