Course Listings


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Registration for these courses is available through CO.Learn, the SDC’s Learning Management System (LMS). To find out more about CO.Learn and to learn how to create a CO.Learn account, please see the CO.Learn LMS page.

An Introduction to Colorado Works for Eligibility Workers
(Web-Based Training)

This course is a prerequisite to the Expanding Foundations Colorado Works instructor led training. This web based training, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete, will provide an Introduction to the Colorado Works Program including a brief background, common terms and acronyms, and description of the components that make the Colorado Works Program a success!

Application Initiation Overview
(Web-Based Training)

The web based training will review Application Initiation phase of case processing within CBMS for all programs.

Application Initiation Walkthrough
(Web-Based Training)

This web based training covers the Application Initiation (AI) track for starting the application process. The presentation begins with an explanation of the pages in AI, followed by Let Me See tutorials for Medical Assistance (MA) and Food Assistance (FA). A guided data entry experience is offered for both MA and FA using Let Me Try. There are two tutorials that cover how to correct an AI and how to start an AI from Inquiry.

Building Effective Relationships
(Web-Based Training)

Participants will learn strategies and techniques to engage in professional relationships with clients to support positive outcomes.

Building Foundations: Data Entry
(Virtual Instructor Led Training)

This introductory course supplements content new eligibility workers receive from the Building Foundations WBT. Specifically, this course provides instructor lead learning to review and build on Application Initiation data entry.

Building Foundations: Perspectives
(Virtual Instructor Led Training)

This introductory course supplements content new eligibility workers receive from the Building Foundations WBT. Specifically, this course provides instructor lead learning to review and build on:

  • Working with people experiencing poverty
  • Building effective relationships, interviewing the populations our programs serve
  • Public Assistance Application process

Building Foundations: Perspectives and Data Entry
(Instructor Led Training)

This introductory class supplements content new eligibility workers receive from the Building Foundations Web Based Training (WBT). This course provides instructor-led learning to review and build on:

  • Working with people experiencing poverty
  • Building effective relationships
  • Interviewing the populations our programs serve
  • Application Initiation data entry 
  • Public Assistance application process

Building Foundations: Train the Trainer
(Virtual Instructor Led Training)

This 2 ½ hour course prepares Certified Trainers for live delivery of the one-day Building Foundations material. Certified Trainers will prepare to supplement the content that new eligibility workers receive from the Building Foundations web based training. Specifically, this course provides guidance for instructor-led learning to review and build on:

  • Working with people experiencing poverty
  • Public assistance application process
  • Application Initiation data entry

CBMS Home Page Tour
(Web-Based Training)

This course will introduce participants to the features located on the CBMS Home Page. The course will prepare participants to effectively utilize and practice using the tools on the CBMS Home Page.

CBMS Security 01
(Live Online – Webinar)

This course is intended for CBMS Security Administrators only. The goal of the CBMS Security 01 course is to provide security administrators with the basic knowledge needed to perform security related functions in CBMS.
Prerequisite: A CDHS Employee User Access form must be submitted by your hiring manager (for county staff) or state security individual (for state staff) through the OIT-CDHS web page (http://oit.cdhs.state.co.us) requesting your security admin access before attending this course. In addition, request access to the Security (Administrators Only) link on the CDHS portal.

Civil Rights
(Web-Based Training)

This twenty minute web based training will provide information to learners on how to comply with the civil rights laws. The learner will be introduced to information and resources that explain an applicant’s rights to receive services and benefits in programs and activities without facing unlawful discrimination.

Client ID State ID Research
(Web-Based Training)

This course explains the Client ID and State ID assignment process and provides users with the essential knowledge and skills needed to successfully search for existing Client IDs and State IDs in order to eliminate the creation of duplicate Client IDs and State IDs.

Collaborating for Success: Colorado Works Intersections
(Web-Based Training)

This course is a post requisite requirement for Expanding Foundations Colorado Works eligibility. This course must be taken after completing the 18 hours of face-to-face experiential instruction. By completing this web based training, you will gain basic knowledge of key program components and how you can use them to enhance your work with customers. Specifically, this course will ensure that Colorado Works professionals can:

  • Describe the Colorado Works program
  • Recognize the eligibility process from application to workforce development
  • Identify the primary CBMS screens utilized by both the Colorado Works eligibility worker and coach or case manager
  • Define work eligible individual to ensure the correct individuals are being supported through case management

Before registering for this course eligibility workers should have completed the prerequisite WBT and the in person course Expanding Foundations Colorado Works.

*This course a prerequisite for additional Colorado Works trainings. *This course is also a prerequisite course for Colorado Works: Coaching for Success.

Colorado Address Confidentiality Program
(Web-Based Training)

This course describes the Colorado Address Confidentiality Program (ACP). Participants will learn about ACP services, the rules and process for getting into the ACP program and how to handle ACP customers.

Content Collaboration Process
(Web-Based Training)

This Web Based Training demonstrates the Content Collaboration process the SDC relies on to improve, standardize and adapt SDC content.  It is intended for individuals who want to be certified to train SDC courses.

Expanding Foundations Adult Financial: Non-Citizens
(Web-Based Training)

This Web-Based Training (WBT) will discuss the eligibility rules and regulations for non-citizens as they relate to Adult Financial programs. It provides guidance on how to determine which non-citizens may be eligible for Adult Financial programs, reviews sponsorship including income and resource deeming, and describes the verification and documentation needed for non-citizens. It also offers instruction on the systems used to reach eligibility decisions using state and federal electronic data sources (interfaces) and the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS).

Expanding Foundations Adult Financial: Verifications and Interfaces
(Web-Based Training)

This Web-Based Training (WBT) will discuss the eligibility rules and processes for Adult Financial verifications and will describe the interfaces used as part of verifying client information. Students will understand how to decipher SVES results, resolve IVES and PARIS matches, and understand how lawful presence is established.

Expanding Foundations Adult Financial
(Instructor Led Training)

This 3-day introductory course will prepare new staff to accurately determine eligibility for Adult Financial (AF) programs in Colorado. This course will ensure that eligibility professionals can identify the benefits available to clients and recognize the eligibility requirements for AF. It will also offer instruction on the systems used to reach eligibility decisions including state and federal electronic data sources (interfaces) and the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS).

Expanding Foundations Colorado Works
(Instructor Led Training)

This introductory course is a hybrid course that will consist of both web-based trainings (WBT) and 18 hours of face-to-face experiential instruction. This will prepare new staff to accurately determine eligibility for the Colorado Works program. Specifically, this course will ensure that eligibility professionals can: Identify general eligibility requirements for Colorado Works customers.; Successfully interact with the systems used to reach eligibility decisions, including state and federal electronic data sources (interfaces) and Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS). Before registering for the face-to-face instruction, participants will be required to take one prerequisite WBT that will complement the face-to-face instruction. Finally, this course will require one WBT as a post-work course and other recommended courses will be available, but optional, to enhance participants’ knowledge of the Colorado Works program.

Expanding Foundations Food Assistance: Non-Citizens
(Web-Based Training)

This Web-Based Training (WBT) is part of the Health Care and Economic Security Staff Development Center’s (SDC) Expanding Foundations Food Assistance training, the second phase of new worker training (after Building Foundations). This WBT, which should take approximately 45 minutes to complete, will help new eligibility workers understand basic eligibility for non-citizens for Food Assistance. It will provide participants the eligibility policies and processes for non-citizens and prepare participants to successfully determine Food Assistance eligibility for non-citizens.

Expanding Foundations Food Assistance: Shelter Expenses and Utility Allowances
(Web-Based Training)

This Web-Based Training (WBT) is part of the Health Care and Economic Security Staff Development Center’s (SDC) Expanding Foundations Food Assistance training, the second phase of new worker training (after Building Foundations). This WBT, which should take approximately 20 minutes to complete, will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to accurately determine shelter expenses and utility allowances for Food Assistance. It will discuss the eligibility rules and regulations for shelter expenses and utility allowances as they relate to Food Assistance, provide guidance on how to determine allowable shelter expenses and utilities, and describe the verification they require.

Expanding Foundations Food Assistance: Students
(Web-Based Training)

This Web-Based Training (WBT) is part of the Health Care and Economic Security Staff Development Center’s (SDC) Expanding Foundations Food Assistance training, the second phase of new worker training (after Building Foundations). This WBT, which should take approximately 40 minutes to complete, will help new eligibility workers understand basic eligibility for students for Food Assistance. It will provide participants with the eligibility policies and processes for students and prepare participants to successfully determine Food Assistance eligibility for students.

Expanding Foundations Food Assistance
(Instructor Led Training)

Expanding Foundations Food Assistance is a 4-day introductory course that will prepare new staff to accurately determine eligibility for Food Assistance (FA) programs in Colorado. The course will ensure that eligibility professionals can identify the benefits available to clients and recognize the eligibility requirements for FA. Instruction on the systems used to reach eligibility decisions, including state and federal electronic data sources (interfaces) and Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS), will be provided.

Expanding Foundations Long-Term Care and Expanding Foundations Long-Term Care for MA Sites
(Instructor Led Training)

This introductory course will prepare new staff to accurately determine eligibility for the Long Term Care program. It will also offer instruction on the systems used to reach eligibility decisions including state and federal electronic data sources (interfaces) and the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS).

Expanding Foundations Medical Assistance
(Instructor Led Training)

This 4-day introductory course will prepare new staff to accurately determine eligibility for Medical Assistance (MA) programs in Colorado. Specifically, this course will ensure that eligibility professionals can identify the different MA programs available to clients. During this course, participants will explore the varying eligibility requirements for the different MA programs. Finally, this course will offer instruction on using the systems used to reach eligibility decisions, which include state and federal electronic data sources (interfaces) and the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS).

Expanding Foundations Medical Assistance for MA Sites
(Instructor Led Training)

This 3-day introductory course will prepare new staff to accurately determine eligibility for Medical Assistance (MA) programs in Colorado. This course will ensure that eligibility professionals can identify the different MA categories available to clients and recognize the varying eligibility requirements for each. It will also offer instruction on the systems used to reach eligibility decisions including state and federal electronic data sources (interfaces) and the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS).

Introduction to COGNOS
(Virtual Instructor Led Training)

This part day introductory course will prepare staff to accurately search for and use reports found in Cognos. This course will ensure that eligibility site staff can locate reports on production and status of cases in CBMS. It will also offer instruction on maintaining user credentials and account management. Please note: CBMS access is a prerequisite to this course. Experienced users can request an exemption from completing the CBMS access requirements by registering for the COGNOS Prerequisites Waiver Request course. For the purposes of this waiver, an experienced user is an individual who currently has CBMS access and has had it for at least one year. Please see the CBMS Access page to learn more about CBMS access requirements.

IRS 1095-B Health Coverage Video

This training will go over the basics of the 1095-B IRS tax form.

Interviewing
(Web-Based Training)

The Interviewing Web Based Training will prepare eligibility workers to effectively interview clients by introducing them to proven techniques that they will use while conducting interviews.

Introduction to HLPGs
(Web-Based Training)

This web based training introduces the participant to basic knowledge necessary to effectively process Colorado public assistance programs. Each High Level Program Group has a program overview, activities and further resources.

Mapping the Health Care and Economic Security World: Your Guide to Agency Roles in Colorado and Beyond
(Web-Based Training)

This course is designed for workers new to the health care and economic security world, introducing local, state, and federal agencies and their roles in providing services to citizens of Colorado.

Medicaid Buy-In

This course provides information to CBMS users regarding the Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working Adults with Disabilities (WAwD) and Children with Disabilities (CBwD).  After completion of this training, users will be familiar with the benefits, requirements, and eligibility determination process for these programs.

PEAKHealth App

This 30 minute Web-Based Training is designed for experienced CBMS users who frequently work and process changes in the PEAK Inbox. PEAK Inbox and CBMS users will know what functionality the PEAKHealth app has, what the benefits of the app are, and how changes reported by the client using this new app will affect the PEAK Inbox.

Processing Guidelines
(Web-Based Training)

The web based training will introduce participants to processing rules and policies for public assistance programs in the State of Colorado.

SDC Tools for CO.Learn
(Web-Based Training)

SDC Tools is mandatory for all trainers intending to be certified to train SDC courses. This web based training focuses on demonstrating the tools needed to deliver eligibility content: TrainColorado.com; CO.Learn, CBMS_TRN Environment, and course Evaluations.

Single Streamlined Application (SSAp) 101
(Web-Based Training)

This Web-Based Training (WBT) will ensure participants have a basic understanding of the Single Streamlined Application (SSAp). It will guide individuals through the SSAp, assisting those who work with the SSAp and Medical Assistance applicants by providing them with an understanding of how to help applicants fill out the application in order to receive the most efficient eligibility determination possible. It will also answer common questions about the SSAp and provide individuals with tools to assist their clients with the application.

The Beginning – What You Need to Know
(Web-Based Training)

This course will introduce the Colorado Benefits Management System. This interactive Web Based Training covers major areas of importance for newly hired CBMS workers in the state of Colorado. This course introduces a CBMS user to accessing the system and important navigation skills. Navigating online help in CBMS will also be discussed.

The Case of the PERfect CAPER – Modules 1 – 6
(Web-Based Training)

The Case of the PERfect CAPER will provide learners with information on Colorado’s Food Assistance Payment Error Rate (PER) and Case and Procedural Error Rate (CAPER). The learner will be introduced to the concept of the PER and CAPER and how this affects Food assistance Households.

Types of Applications
(Web-Based Training)

This web based training will familiarize the participant with the applications for public assistance that are available in Colorado, including PEAK.

Understanding Poverty
(Web-Based Training)

Participants will be introduced to awareness that is required to professionally engage clients experiencing some form of poverty.

Your Road To Resources
(Web-Based Training)

This self-directed web-based training is designed to introduce health care and economic security professionals to the CDHS Portal, CDHS website, and the HCPF website.  The presentation will prepare learners to use resources provided by the State and Program Areas to locate accurate information needed to perform their jobs well.