Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. A degree in the human services field is preferred. Applicants must also have experience in supporting people with a disability for at least 3 of the past 5 years. VPBS training is a rigorous commitment that involves multiple training classes, homework, reading, and intensive writing.
IMPORTANT UPDATES: AS OF JUNE 30, 2023, THERE WILL BE NO EXPEDITED PROCESS FOR PBS ENDORSEMENT!
Please see TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES SECTION for information about PBS training, which is currently the sole path to PBS Endorsement.
The decisions of the Endorsement Board are final. Candidates will be notified in writing after the endorsement board meeting the outcome of the board's determination.
Candidates who are not endorsed may submit another portfolio. There is no limit to how many times a portfolio may be submitted, however the candidate must cover the cost of subsequent Endorsement Board reviews and interviews which is $1,000.
There is no appeals process regarding the determination of the VPBS Endorsement Board. All candidates may participate in a conference call with endorsement board members to better understand the outcome of their endorsement status following their Endorsement Board interview."