Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Caregiver
2 Credits | 36 Hours
Technical Diploma | Career Pathway
Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Career Cluster: Human Services
You will obtain the knowledge and skills required to become a Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Caregiver in Wisconsin. This technical diploma is ideal for individuals pursuing careers in CBRF residential and treatment facilities.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be added to the Wisconsin CBRF Employee Registry. Coursework will include the following training modules: Fire Safety, Medication Administration and Management, Standard Precautions, First Aid and Choking, Resident's Rights and Challenging Behaviors.
Employers will expect graduates of this program to be able to:
- Practice safe medication storage and administration
- Advocate for the fair and ethical treatment of all residents
- Respond appropriately to challenging behaviors
- Practice standard precautions in all situations in the residential setting
- Apply first aid and choking emergency procedures
- Apply the basic of fire, fire prevention and emergent response
Meet the emerging and rapidly growing career prospects for service providers needed to work with individuals living in residential centers.
A growing industry with high demand for skilled workers.
Hands-on, interactive, in-person coursework.
Fulfill training requirements for treatment and residential facilities.
Coursework includes the following training modules: Fire Safety, Medication Administration and Management, Standard Precautions, First Aid and Choking, Resident's Rights and Challenging Behaviors and meets Wisconsin CBRF Employee Registry.
You can apply this technical diploma to the Human Services Associate associate degree, or you can take it as a stand alone diploma.
Credit for Prior Learning
Students who meet requirements may receive credit for prior learning for this course and apply to an associate degree such as Human Services Associate.
Pair with a Related Program
Enhance your education and marketability by pairing this technical diploma with any of the following programs: Nursing-Associate Degree, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assistant, Paramedic Technician, EMT-Paramedic, Nursing Assistant or Human Services Associate.
Coursework addresses safe medication storage and administration, the use of standard precautions, professional care of CBRF residents and appropriate responses to first-aid and fire emergencies.
Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Caregiver is Part of a Career Pathway
As a Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Caregiver student at Northwood Tech, you can build credentials each step of the way!
*Career qualifications vary based on licensure application, examination and supervised practice, employment hours as specified and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
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Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver
2 Credits | 36 Hours
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver (CBRF) program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a technical diploma in Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver. Continue your education at Northwood Tech in the Human Services Associate program.
Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond.
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Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information
Northwood Tech’s Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Caregiver program is designed to prepare students to obtain the required credential to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. However, Northwood Tech has not made a determination whether this program meets licensure requirements in states other than Wisconsin. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states other than Wisconsin should contact the appropriate licensing board in the state to verify that the Northwood Tech program meets licensure or certification requirements.
For more information, visit:
Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry