Elizabeth Oberloier, SCM Program Director & Job Coach Supervisor recently earned her Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP™) credential! Currently, Liz is 1 of only 18 of her peers in the state of Michigan with this national certification.
The CESP™ Certification Program was created in response to increasing demand for a system to identify trained, experienced employment specialists.
Individuals who earn the CESP™ credential have demonstrated knowledge of the facilitation and advocacy skills necessary to help establish and expand equitable employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
The CESP™ program is the first in the nation to create national guidelines to validate and support the training currently provided in the field. The certification program falls under the oversight of the Employment Support Professional Certification Council (ESPCC), established by the APSE Board of Directors. The CESP™ is accredited through then National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Accreditation for professional or personnel certification programs provides impartial, third-party validation that the program has met recognized national and international credentialing industry standards for development, implementation, and maintenance of certification programs.
The CESP’s content validity is demonstrated through a comprehensive job analysis conducted and analyzed by experts, with data gathered from stakeholders in the occupation or industry.