Paraprofessional FAQ

My supervisor says I have to take a course on autism spectrum disorder. Where do I go to complete the course?

To find out more information about the online course and to register, please visit The course is free of charge.

What are the requirements to successfully complete the paraprofessional course?

The course consists of 5 modules. Participants are to complete each module in order until all are successfully completed. Once all content is reviewed in a module, completion of a module quiz is required. A score of 80% or better is needed to move to the next module. Participants will have two attempts to complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better. Participants need to obtain a score of 80% or better on all five quizzes. Participants are required to answer each of three discussion board questions based on a case study and respond to their assigned instructor's comments for a total of at least two posts per discussion board. Participants must answer all three of the discussion board questions and respond to their instructor in order to receive their certificate. The course is estimated to take approximately 20 hours to complete.

I cannot get into the offering of the paraprofessional course I would like to take. Can I get placed on a waiting list?

We are in the process of training thousands of paraprofessionals across the Commonwealth of Virginia. As such, the course for paraprofessionals may meet capacity. We do not keep a waiting list but do offer the course monthly to meet the needs of paraprofessionals across the state. Please register for a course as soon as possible as courses fill up quickly.