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Personal Support Worker Program
Personal Support Worker Program
PSW Program Registration Information
Become a certified Personal Support Worker (PSW), earn high school credits, and gain employment in the health care field. The PSW program is taught by: teachers, registered nurses, physiotherapists, allied health professionals, and social workers.

All potential students must attend a registration session to apply to the program and be 18 years of age or older. The York Region District School Board, Continuing Education Services Personal Support Program is accredited under the PSW Educational Program Accreditation (PEPA) and has met all professional and educational requirements as outlined by the PSW Educational Program Accreditation Standard.

Program Description:

  • Richmond Hill and Sutton locations
  • full-time 10 month program beginning September 2, 2014
  • Monday to Friday
  • 9:00am-2:40pm
  • Includes supervised facility and community placements
  • part-time …days of the week and times are to be determined, check back for updates
  • $1025* due upon registration payable by Cash, Money Order, Debit, Visa or Mastercard (*subject to change). No cheques accepted.
  • Includes: Course, textbooks (3), First Aid/CPR, Resume/Cover Letter workshop, PSW Certificate and PSNO pin, ID badge for practicum, graduation, food handler’s certificate, infection control certificate, gentle persuasive approach certificate and PSW Job Fair.
  • 7 Ontario Secondary School credits
  • Personal Support Worker Certificate
  • First Aid & CPR Certification
  • Food Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Infection Control Training
  • WHMIS Training
  • GPA Certificate
Employment Possibilities:
Many of students become employed in the field within six months of graduation at:
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Group and Residential Homes
  • Retirement Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
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