Online Staff Training & Professional Development Training for Direct Care Providers

We help IDD care providers deliver high quality care at a sustainable cost.

We do this by providing online staff training that increases the confidence of caregivers and reduces the cost of training.

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staff training and development

Are you interested in a simpler solution?

Niche Academy offers a way to make sure all staff have exactly the training they need and it automatically keeps track of everybody's progress. Click below to see if this sounds like a solution that would make a difference for you.

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Niche Academy makes it easy to customize your training.

For each kind of training described below, Niche Academy provides the right balance between ready-to-use training and customization for your unique needs.
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HIPAA training is pretty much the same everywhere. So is training on recognizing and preventing abuse. Niche Academy provides ready to use training on these topics. You can always add your own notes and set your own due dates, but mostly, this kind of training doesn't require customization.


How do you track medical visits, client hygiene care, and daily activities? What are your policies for medication administration? Training in these things varies a lot from one agency to another, Niche Academy makes it easy to create online training from your own existing documentation or simply copy and modify generic training on these topics.


Every client is unique and needs an individual plan. Wouldn't it be great, though, if you could draw from a bank of ready-to-use lessons on common medical conditions like Down Syndrome, Autism, or GERD, for example? Niche Academy's bank of lessons focus on what people really need to know to deliver care and are written without unnecessary medical jargon. 

Track all training in one place whether it's live or online.

Niche Academy makes it easy to create "Activities" which allow learners to capture evidence of live trainings they have completed. Examples of evidence might include things like a certificate, a selfie from an event, or a completed form. This is a perfect way to reduce the complexity of tracking essential in-person training for things like:  

  • Medication Administration
  • CPR
  • First Aid
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Reporting that's Simple and Flexible

There's no need to hunt for hard-to-find reports. Niche Academy presents data in sortable tables with all the information you need. To export the data or to use it in another context, just download it as a CSV file. Report data can be viewed by organization, by team, or by individual care giver.

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online learning management system

Custom training is a snap

Niche Academy provides templates that take all the headache out of creating your own custom training. You can create client-specific training so new caregivers can start quickly and understand the needs of individual clients. You can create policies and procedures tutorials that are unique to your organization or even to specific locations and share them with just the people who need them.

A user interface that's simply beautiful

No more clutter or navigating around. You choose exactly what learners see if you like, it's only the training that they have been assigned. They see progress indicators for everything they've worked on as well as what's coming due.

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