Intended for those providers contracted through the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities and serving individuals with behavioral challenges. You must be affiliated with a DES/DDD qualified vendor  to be certified in Prevention & Support.  Persons not affiliated with DES/DDD may participated in the class, but will only receive a certificate of participation.

Course content includes:

  • An overview of positive behavioral support concepts and techniques
  • Behavior assessment ideas and tools
  • Approved physical intervention techniques

Successful completion is measured by a comprehensive written and physical examination. Successful course participants receive a three year certification.

Special Clothing for Prevention and Support:

  • Shoes that are closed-toe and closed-heel. Tennis (athletic) shoes are recommended
  • Comfortable clothing designed for use during exercise-like activity.

8 hour class / $55


To maintain quality standards, participants must demonstrate an acceptable level of competency to receive credit for the class. Our trainers measure this through observation, class participation, and examination. There are no refunds for participants who fail to meet required competency standards.

Olivete is not responsible for injuries incurred during training. Some classes, including Prevention and Support and CPR/First Aid involve physical techniques that require students to be in good health and capable of some strenuous activity. Prevention and Support is not recommended for individuals with certain physical conditions which may include, but not limited to knee injuries, back injuries, pregnancy, vertebrae fusion, spinal cord injuries or inability to use any body part normally. Class members participate at their own risk, but our trainers may also remove class members if they are uncomfortable with the perceived risk of injury.