NADSP Services

The various services and programs offered by The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) provide professional development opportunities along with the resulting recognition and acknowledgement that employees deserve. Whether a DSP pursues a rigorous certification, or a Frontline Supervisor benefits from an in-depth curriculum, NADSP equips organizations with tools to help their employees succeed.

The NADSP E-Badge Academy

The NADSP E-Badge Academy offers DSPs the ability to earn electronic badges to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and values.


Certification provides national recognition for the contributions and competence of staff who meet the NADSP certification standards.

Training & Technical Assistance

These professional development options will improve the knowledge and skill sets of DSPs, Frontline Supervisors, and others.

Accredited Education

Accreditation demonstrates that programs effectively teach the ethics, knowledge, and skills that constitute best practice.

Keynote Presentations

NADSP conducts keynote presentations for conferences and meetings to inform attendees about pressing issues affecting human services.


Effective January 22nd, 2020, The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will begin fully transitioning its Certification program to the NADSP E-Badge Academy through the platform Web Courseworks. This updated model provides a more modern, efficient and effective solution for Direct Support Professionals to receive recognition for their knowledge, skills and values.

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