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NAPSA Certificate Program

The Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations (APSWI) Program has received generous funding from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to coordinate and provide a limited number of National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Certificates to APS professionals in the Southern California counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego.  To register for one of these CDSS-funded NAPSA Certificate slots, please talk with your county training coordinator.

Below are the steps to take to apply for the CDSS-funded NAPSA Certificate slots. For additional information, see the National Adult Protective Services Association website

Steps to Apply for the NAPSA Certificate

NAPSA Certificate Program Flyer
NAPSA Certificate Flyer


Step 1: Complete NAPSA Certificate Application

NAPSA Program Certificate

NAPSA Certificate Application

  • Begin the process by registering for the APSWI NAPSA Certificate Program (see your county training coordinator for details)
  • Complete page 1 of the NAPSA Certificate Application.
  • Application should be dated 01-JUL-19
  • Applicants may receive training credit for NAPSA Modules that have been successfully completed up to two years prior to the application date.

Form Instructions

Click on the Fill and Sign tool in the PDF version. (Note: When in the Fill and Sign mode, click on the arrow at the bottom of the first page to access the second page.) Use the second page to keep track of your training progress.

Step 2: Complete Training and Print Transcripts

NAPSA to APSWI 23 Core Competencies

NAPSA to APSWI 23 Core Competencies

  • Complete a training for each the Core Competencies.
  • Complete page 2 of the NAPSA Certificate Application (pdf) as you complete each training.
    • Maintain documentation for each completed module. Verify completion with one or more of the following:
      > Certificate of completion
      > Forms demonstrating completion
      > Transcripts

See Certificates and Transcript page for instructions on how to obtain this documentation from the Academy LMS.

Missing a training? Cross-check which of the Core Competencies you are missing with the available NAPSA to APSWI Table of Core Competency Areas.

Step 3: Obtain Employment Verification

Ask your supervisor to complete the Employment Verification Form.

Step 4: Submit Documentation to APSWI

Scan and submit:

  • NAPSA Certificate application (fully filled out and dated July 1, 2019).
  • Transcripts, certificates of completion or other supporting documentation that shows successful completion of all Core Competencies.
  • Employment verification.
  • Email to

*Use the APSWI-NAPSA Checklist to track your progress*

Download the APSWI-NAPSA Certificate Program Checklist to track your progress.

NAPSA Certificate Checklist

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