HCQU Northwest Training Opportunities

AT Milestone HCQU Northwest, we offer trainings on a variety of subjects, in a variety of formats. Our trainings focus on physical health, behavioral health, safety, and more general topics such as team building, leadership, and assertiveness. Our goal is to help support staff get the information they need to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilites live happy, healthy lives.

Our trainings come in a variety of formats, including on-site instructor-led, home-study, and webinar. We plan to offer online trainings in the near future, as well. Trainings must be attended in their entirety to receive credit. We do not give partial credit for trainings.

Our courses are free-of-charge, with the exception of the Mental Health First Aid (Adult and Youth) trainings. We charge a small fee for these courses to help offset the cost of the materials needed. Our trainings are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs.


Course Syllabus

To see what instructor-led trainings we currently have available, click here.


If you are interested in any of the trainings from the Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Curriculum, click the link for more information.

HCQU Dual Diagnosis Curriculum


To enroll in our home-study trainings, you must first have an account in the Milestone HCQU Northwest Training Portal. If you do not have an account, it's easy to sign up! Just click the image below:

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For more detailed information on accessing our Training Portal, please refer to our User's Manual.


Home Study Trainings

Thirsty (for Knowledge) Thursdays Webinar Series

We know how difficult it can be to find time to fit in all the training you need, which is why we offer a  webinar series called "Thirsty (for Knowledge) Thursdays" - or Thirsty Thursdays for short.

These one-hour webinars will be presented the fourth Thursday of each month (4th day of the 4th week) at 10:00 and 2:00, and will run from January to November (November's webinar will be one week earlier due to Thanksgiving). 

Our spring webinars will consist of:  Skin Cancer, May 28; and Men's Health, June 25.

To enroll in any of the webinars, please visit our training portal at  If you are unable to attend any of the webinars live, we will be recording them and offering them as on-demand webinars in the near future.

On-Demand Webinars

We are continually adding to our on-demand webinar library.  We currently have on-demand webinars available on:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • De-escalation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Executive Function 101
  • Thyroid Disease 

Since these are pre-recorded webinars, with no way for attendees to ask questions, you will have to pass a 5-question quiz after watching the video to get 1 hour of training credit.

Please visit our training portal to enroll in any of our online trainings.

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