CLASS Prevocational Services

7242 Prevocational Services

Prevocational services are services that

  • are not job-task oriented and
  • are provided to an individual
    • to prepare the individual for employment and
    • who the SPT does not expect to be employed, without receiving supported employment, within one year after prevocational services begin.

A program provider must ensure a provider of prevocational services:

  • has a bachelor’s degree in a health and human services field, and two years work experience in the delivery of services and supports to persons with related conditions or similar disabilities; or
    • has one of the following:
      • a high school diploma and four years work experience in the delivery of services and supports to persons with related conditions or similar disabilities; or
      • a high school equivalency certificate issued in accordance with the law of the issuing state and four years work experience in the delivery of services and supports to persons with related conditions or similar disabilities.

The following activities may be billed as prevocational services under the CLASS program if included in the individual’s authorized IPC:

  • assessment of vocational skills an individual needs to develop or improve upon;
  • individual and group instruction regarding barriers to employment;
  • training in skills:
    • that are not job-task oriented;
    • that are related to goals identified in the individual’s habilitation plan;
    • that are essential to obtaining and retaining employment, such as the effective use of community resources, transportation and mobility training; and
    • for which an individual is not compensated more than 50 percent of the federal minimum wage or industry standard, whichever is greater;
  • training in the use of adaptive equipment necessary to obtain and retain employment; and
  • transportation between the individual’s place of residence and prevocational services site when other forms of transportation are unavailable or inaccessible.