Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs
 

Caregiving is a rewarding career.CBRF TRAINING PROGRAM

MCFI offers top-quality community-based residential facility (CBRF) certification training, as well as continuing education classes which are required by DHS 83 in order for individuals to maintain their CBRF certification.

Expert training for caregivers

MCFI provides top-quality community-based residentail facility (CBRF) certification training. All of our trainers are certified by the State of Wisconsin to provide CBRF training. The curriculum taught for state-regulated trainings (Fire Safety, First Aid/Choking, Medication Administration and Standard Precautions) was developed by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Center for Career Development and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Assisted Living.

We open our classes to anyone in the community who is interested in CBRF training, as well as employers who require quality training for their employees. Please scroll down for more information, or contact Kristen Nehring at (414) 937-2094 or send us an email.

After you have successfully completed the CBRF course, you will need to complete 15 hours of continuing education each year to maintain your certification. Scroll down to see a schedule of classes at MCFI.

  

General information

 

MCFI's CBRF training consists of five classes (four of which are regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.) In order for a person to be CBRF-certified, they must successfully complete all five classes. These classes are:

  • Standard Precautions (3-Hour Class)
  • Medication Management (12-hour class)
  • FIrst Aid (5-Hour Class)
  • Fire Safety (5-Hour Class)
  • Dietary (2-Hour Class)

Students who successfully complete Fire Safety, First Aid/Choking, Medication Administration and Standard Precautions will be added to the CBRF registry, in compliance with DHS 83. Certificates of completion will be issued for all students who successfully complete the Dietary training.

 

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Class locations

CBRF Training Classes are held at:

MCFI Main Campus, Harry  & Jeanette Weinberg Building, 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233. Get map.

and

Baker Road Campus, 6100 N. Baker Road, Glendale, WI 53209. Get map.

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Registration Form

 

Download the registration form here. Please complete the form, making sure to indicate the first and second choice of the class date that you want to attend.

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Cost of CBRF Certification

All classes are priced individually. Fees include classroom supplies and CBRF registration fees in order to be added to teh state CBRF registry (if applicable.) Completion certificates are also included in the fees for the classes that are not included in the registry.

  • Standard Precautions: $90
  • Medication Administration: $190
  • First Aid/Choking: $125
  • Fire Safety: $105
  • Dietary: $35

Total for CBRF certification at MCFI: $545

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Payment

Payment accepted at MCFI. Acceptable payment methods are listed on the CBRF registration form. If you  have questions regarding payment, please contact Kristen Nehring at (414) 937-2094.

Students will not be registered for classes until payment is received.

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Cancellation Policy

 

Students wishing to cancel their registration or re-schedule a class must do so within 48 hours of the registered class in order to receive a refund for that class. Refunds will not be given if less than a 48-hour notice is given. Any refunds may take four to six weeks to process.

MCFI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any classes due to low registration. Students will be given at least 24-hour notice and will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

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Registration Information

 

Contact Kristen Nehring at (414) 937-2094 or Kristen.Nehring@mcfi.net to request the registration form or download the registration form. Students must register for all five classes offered, since successful completion of all five classes is required in order to receive full certification. If students have completed some classes in the past, please contact MCFI to discuss how to complete the certification.

Registration forms should be returned to Kristen Nehring at MCFI via:

  • Mail - Milwaukee Center for Independence, Attn: Kristen Nehring, 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • Fax: Attn Kristen Nehring, (414) 937-2021
  • Email: Kristen.Nehring@mcfi.net

Once your registration form and payment is received, students are sent a registration letter via mail or email (preference should be indicated on the registration form.) All classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attempt is made to get students registered for the first class date indicated on their application, however if that class is full, students will be registered for their second choice.

Employer Registration

MCFI provides quality training for any employer needing CBRF training for employees. Since classes are offered on an individualized basis, employers have the flexibility to send employees to all classes, or only specific classes. The variety in the class schedule also allows for employers to send multiple employees to training throughout the month. MCFI recognizes that employers may have a larger or special request in order to accommodate their specific training needs. MCFI is willing to work with any employer in attempts to accommodate such requests. Please contact Kristen Nehring at (414) 937-2094 or send us an email to discuss these requests.

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CBRF Courses Provided at MCFI

MCFI offers five CBRF classes on a rotating basis. These classes are:

  • Medication Administration
  • Standard Precautions
  • First Aid/Choking
  • Fire Safety
  • Dietary

Classes are offered sporadically throughout the month to allow students to attend classes that fit within their schedules. Additional courses are offered to employers on an indvidualized basis. For more information, contact Kristen Nehring at (414) 937-2094 or send us an email.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Standard Precautions

  • Training must be completed in order to meet the training requirements per DHS 83.
  • Proper use of personal protective equipment needed to prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens and other communicable diseases.
  • Proper procedures for handling infectious materials.
  • Standards for handling food and laundry.

Medication Administration

  • Any individual administering medication within a CBRF must complete this training in order to meet the requirements per DHS 83
  • Types of medications, medication terminology and methods of administration.
  • Legal and ethical issues involved with administering medication, as well as resident rights
  • Types of supervision

Fire Safety

  • Training must be completed in order to meet the training requirements per DHS 83
  • DHS 83 guidelines and requirements
  • How to identify and respond to fire emergencies
  • Learn about fire (its properties, causes, etc.)
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Other emergencies also covered (tornados, hurricanes, flooding)

First Aid/Choking

  • Training must be completed in order to meet the training requirements per DHS 83
  • Basic First Aid, including handling or how to handle bleeding episodes, seizures, cardiac and breathing emergencies, heat or cold overexposure, and soft tissue and joint injuries.
  • Choking maneuver

Dietary

  • This training meets DHS 83 guidelines and requirements regarding food preparation and sanitation. Must be taken prior to preparing or serving food within a CBRF.
  • Information regarding general nutrition, knowledge and special diets
  • Proper sanitation techniques as well as preparation, safe handling and storage of food
  • Information regarding food borne illnesses and proper techniques for prevention

Other CBRF Classes Offered at MCFI

Classes listed below are  available to employers on an individualized basis, please note that special restrictions apply. Please contact Kristen Nehring at (414) 937-2094 or send us an email.

Client Specific ($65)

  • Advanced aging
  • Physical changes associated with aging, as well as psychological effects of aging
  • Human growth and development
  • Dementia

Challenging Behaviors ($65)

  • Effective goals and approaches to managing various behaviors
  • How to avoid escalation of negative behaviors
  • Therapeutic techniques
  • Suicide identification and prevention

Resident Rights ($65)

  • DHS 83 guidelines and requirements - listing of rights of residents in facility
  • Desired caregiver attitudes
  • Roles and responsibilities regarding resident rights (advocacy)
  • HIPAA and confidentiality

Individual Service Plan/Needs ($35)

  • Individual service plan - what it consists of
  • Examination of client care needs and goals
  • Review ways that plans are supported (goals and objectives)
  • Staff responsibilities of documentation and observation
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CBRF Class Schedule

CBRF Class Schedule October, 2014

  • Fire Safety, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 14, $105 at Baker Road Campus
  • Standard Precautions, 2 to 5 p.m. October 14, $90 at Baker Road Campus
  • Medication Administration (2-Day Class), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. October 27 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 28, $190 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Standard Precautions, 2 to 5 p.m. October 28, $90 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Fire Safety, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 29, $105 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Dietary, 2 to 4:30 p.m. October 25, $35 at MCFI Main Campus
  • First Aid/Choking, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30, $125 at MCFI Main Campus

NOVEMBER 2014 CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Standard Precautions, 2 to 5 p.m. November 13, $90 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Fire Safety, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 14, $105 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Dietary, 9 to 11:30 a.m. November 18, $35 at MCFI Main Campus
  • First Aid/Choking, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 24, $125 at MCFI Main Campus

DECEMBER 2014 CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Fire Safety, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. December 2, $105 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Standard Precautions, 2 to 5 p.m. December 2, $90 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Medication Administration, 1 to 5 p.m. December 3, 4, and 5, $190 at Baker Road Campus (Must attend all three days)
  • Dietary, 2 to 4:30 p.m. December 8, $35 at MCFI Main Campus
  • First Aid/Choking, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 10, $125 at Baker Road Campus

JANUARY 2015 CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Fire Safety, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 6, $105 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Dietary, 2 to 4:30 p.m. January 6, $35 at MCFI Main Campus
  • First Aid/Choking, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. January 7, $125 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Standard Precautions, 9 a.m. to noon January 8, $90 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Medication Administration, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. January 21 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 22, $190 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Fire Safety, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 27, $105 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Dietary, 2 to 4:30 p.m. January 27, $35 at MCFI Main Campus
  • First Aid/Choking, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. January 28, $125 at MCFI Main Campus
  • Standard Precautions, 9 a.m. to noon, January 29, $90 at MCFI Main Campus

Download the CBRF Class Registration Form

Download the October 2014 CBRF Class brochure

Download the November 2014 CBRF Class brochure

Download the December 2014 CBRF Class brochure

Download the January 2015 CBRF Class brochure

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I start the registration process?

Contact Kristen Nehring at (414) 937-2094 or Kirsten.Nehring@mcfi.net to request a registration form and schedule or download the form and schedule. Complete and return the form to Kristen Nehring:

  • Mail to: Milwaukee Center for Independence, Attn: Kristen Nehring, 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • Fax: Attn: Kristen Nehring (414) 937-2021
  • Email: kristen.nehring@mcfi.net

How do I know what classes I am registered for?

Students are sent a registration letter via mail or email informing them of the classes for which they are registered. Additional registration information is also sent with the letter.

How far in advance should I register for the classes?

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that students send in their registratin forms as soon as possible to reserve a spot in the desired class.

Is there a limit to the number of participants allowed in each class?

There is not a set limit as to the number of students in each class, however, the type of training and the training room may require a limit. It is important that all students indicate a first and second choice of class dates on their registration forms to ensure that they are registered for a class that works with their schedule.

If I have already completed CBRF classes in the past, and require only select classes, can I take only those specific classes?

Students in this situation are able to take only the classes needed to complete their certification; however, it is recommended that you contact Kristen Nehring at (414) 937-2094 or kristen.nehring@mcfi.net. Each situation may be different adn Kristen will be more than happy to assist you in making sure that you have completed the necessary classes required for your CBRF certification.

Who is eligible to enroll in CBRF classes?

Although MCFI does not have requirements for individuals attending this training, students should look into potential employer requirements for CBRF positions to ensure that they will be eligible for employment after CBRF certification is earned.

What are the hours of the CBRF classes?

All classes are scheduled Monday through Friday with the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Start and end times vary, depending on the length of the class.

Do you offer night and weekend classes?

Not at this time.

Is there a certain order in which I need to complete CBRF classes?

No. In order to complete the CBRF certification, students just need to successfully complete all five classes.

When do I pay for my classes?

We recommend that you send payment with your registration form. You are not registered for classes until payment is received. If you wish to pay for one class at a time, please contact Kristen Nehring at (414) 937-2094 or kristen.nehring@mcfi.net to discuss this.

Do you accept financial aid or other funding?

At this time, MCFI does not offer financial aid or scholarships. If you have arranged for funding with a state agency or another third party, please indicate this on your application. Additional documentation or qualification requirements may apply, depending on the referring agency. MCFI will meet with individuals at the end of orientation in order to discuss enrollment requirements.

 

 

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