Training

Quality Training Services

GMS is proud to provide qualified trainers with hands-on experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Our trainers are certified through the State of Arizona and meet all state prerequisites. They are friendly, knowledgeable and will make your training experience enjoyable.

We offer comprehensive introductory, recertification and continuing education training. All of our training classes meet or exceed state of Arizona and Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) requirements. Classes help teach direct care workers how to positively sustain and improve the lives of those they serve with developmental disabilities. We want all direct care workers to have the knowledge they need to be successful.

GMS employees receive training at no cost with the exception of $15 for CPR and First Aid so they can begin their career as a direct care worker. We also offer affordable training to the community for a minimal fee (see class list for fees). Individuals not employed by GMS are welcome to register for classes. Classes are offered frequently to accommodate busy schedules.

Services provided in GMS orientation include, notary, fingerprint application and rolling.

We are pleased to offer many of our classes in Spanish and are working to add more. Spanish options are listed on the “Our Classes Page.”

To register for a GMS training class, please call 480.491.5553 ext. 0

Fees: Each class has a separate fee, see “Our Classes” page.

Non GMS employees need to pre-register for class and pay in advance. Payment can be taken over the phone or by visiting the Great Center, 3200 N. Dobson Rd. Bldg E, Chandler AZ, 85224 (Dobson between Guadalupe & Elliot)

Cancelations: To receive a full refund, cancelation notice must be received by the training department 24 hours prior to class start time. If the cancelation is less then 24 hours, class fees may be transferred to another class session but no refund will be given.

What to Expect:
Please dress professionally, office causal is appropriate.

Class participants arriving more than 15 minutes after the class start time will be asked to reschedule and will not be permitted into class.

There is no child/member care available at the training sites. Failure to make appropriate child care/member care arrangements prior to training will result in your having to reschedule.