Available Trainings

The CLS Training department in Wayne County has the primary role of training direct care workers and provider staff who provide support to the individuals we serve.

We train over 1,000 staff annually. We adhere to the Michigan Department of Community Health and Department of Human Services Training Guidelines and the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority’s Required Training Chart.


The trainings we provide include:

  • Working With People 1&2
  • Introduction to Community Living
  • Culture of Gentleness
  • Health
  • Medication Administration
  • Nutrition
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Annual Medication Administration Review

Other required classes include:

  • CPR and First Aid provided by the American Red Cross
  • Recipient Rights provided by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

In addition to the trainings we provide, the Virtual Center for Excellence website VCE Online offers a variety of trainings for direct support staff, peers and family members in addition to mental health professionals and administrative staff.

Training requirements may vary depending on job descriptions and the needs of the person being served. If you have questions about CLS training please call the CLS Training department at (734) 722-4595 Michelle or (734)722-7493 Cindi