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Careers in Direct Support

A Career as a Direct Support Professional

Learn more about becoming an OPWDD DSP
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I Have What It Takes

to change the life of someone with a developmental disability.

  • I don’t just want a job. I want a career that MAKES A DIFFERENCE in someone’s life.
  • I am NOT AFRAID to speak up on behalf of others.
  • I recognize the worth of each person, and treat everyone with RESPECT, DIGNITY, and EQUALITY.
  • I am ready to become a DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL.

Direct Support Professionals help people with developmental disabilities live richer lives. If you answered YES and want a job that is CHALLENGING and REWARDING—every minute, every day—become a Direct Support Professional. LEARN MORE

See our statewide schedule of upcoming exams to become a Direct Support Professional.

Download the Exam Application.