Additional 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 learn how to create a CO.Learn account, please see the CO.Learn LMS tab.

An Introduction to Colorado Works
(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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.