There is no standardized or statewide certification or training requirement to be a respite provider in the state of Colorado.

Most respite care agencies have mandatory staff trainings. Some agencies have State-required trainings associated to certain licensure, for instance Child Care Licensing. However, these requirements and regulations are not respite-specific, or universal for all respite providers.

Requirements aside, respite providers – formal or informal – should always have adequate training to meet the needs of the individual(s) receiving care. It is necessary for providers to be fully capable of providing the required service to avoid uncomfortable or unsafe situations with clients, when working as an individual or for a respite agency.

Looking for training?

Respite care providers can access education and training on caregiving from a number of sources, including in-person training events and courses, online classes, written resources, and supporting organizations. The Colorado Respite Coalition Resource Database is a free online tool that individuals may use to search for in-person and web based training opportunities across the state. Individuals and organizations that offer caregiver training and education may also add listings to the Resource Database, at no cost.

To learn about trainings offered directly by the Colorado Respite Coalition, please see our Educational Programs page.

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Colorado Respite Coalition
393 S Harlan St, Ste 108
Lakewood, CO 80226

303-233-1666 Phone
303-233-1028 Fax

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