The following information provides Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) providers with upcoming certification opportunities regarding OLTL employment services.


In order to be a provider of four OLTL employment services (Employment Skills Development, Job Coaching, Job Finding and Career Assessment), providers must obtain either Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP) credentialing or certification from the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).  A complete description of these services and provider qualifications can be found in the Independence and OBRA waivers at:


The National Association of People Supporting Employment has provided information relative to the CESP Exam in the attached flyer. The exam site is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was organized by the National Association of People Supporting Employment. 


OLTL will continue to provide information on upcoming credentialing and certification opportunities. If you have questions, or if you wish to request information in alternate format, please email Edward M. Butler at [log in to unmask] or call 717-214-3718.


A listserv has been established for ongoing updates on the CHC program. It is titled OLTL-COMMUNITY-HEALTHCHOICES, please visit the ListServ Archives page at to update or register your email address.


Please share this email with other members of your organization as appropriate. Also, it is imperative that you notify the Office of Long-Term Living for changes that would affect your provider file, such as addresses and telephone numbers. Mail to/pay to addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers may be updated electronically through ePEAP, which can be accessed through the PROMISe™ provider portal. For any other provider file changes please notify the Bureau of Quality and Provider Management Enrollment and Certification Section at 1-800-932-0939 Option #1.

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