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 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 $20 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 and fingerprint application.

To register for a GMS training class, please call 480.633.8881 ext. 2

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 made over the phone by calling 480-633-8881 ext. 2.

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 than 24 hours, class fees may be transferred to another class session, but no refund will be given.

What to Expect:
Please dress professionally, office casual 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/member care arrangements prior to training will result in your having to reschedule.  In addition, child/member care must be done by someone other than the participant while attending classes via Zoom.