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Advanced Standing Personal Support Worker

ASPSW Program Overview

The Start Date is a unique date that the student and ACAHS staff select based on that best “start date” for the student. The Advanced Standing Personal Support Worker (ASPSW) program is an online, self-paced program designed for students who have previous experience in the Personal Support Worker (PSW) role. The student must have at least 450 hours of experience working in the role of a PSW and their employer(s) must confirm they are competent and safe with their clinical skills.

There are a total of 8 modules in this program which include Chapter tests, lab experiences and relevant learning tools. Resource links are located within the course and are based on the assigned electronic text book.

Once the student has successfully completed the modules, ACAHS and the student will determine the final exam date. The “Safe Exam Browser” will monitor their computer use while the “Virtual Proctor” will monitor them via the camera in their lap top. Upon graduation the student will be prepared to work in all settings that employ PSW’s.


Admission Documents Required for ASPSW Program:

  1. Department of Social Development (DSD) Check*
  2. Criminal Record Check (Including vulnerable sector).*
  3. CPR/First Aide for Health Care Providers.
  4. ASPSW Skills Check List.
  5. ASPSW Clinical Hours Confirmation form.

*Both checks must be approved by the police and DSD.

Advanced Standing Personal Support Worker (ASPSW) : a self-paced online program designed for students with previous experience in the PSW role.

Our Lab

In addition to our virtual simulation labs we offer you the option and/or addition of physically attending our lab in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Our lab is complete with the equipment, environment and staff to insure you have the best opportunity to practice all your core skills.

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Financial Facts

Tuition is $3,000 and includes all costs and learning resources, except a computer. If you currently work for a facility that employs PSWs, we will partner with them and Postsecondary Education Training and Labour (PETL) to ensure your tuition is 100% paid on your behalf.

If you do not work with a facility that employs PSWs, then consider applying for a government student loan or pay by installments.


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