Course Requirements and Policies
Students must be eighteen(18) years of age, have a tenth(10) grade education, and be able to read and write English. Students must attend all scheduled classes and successfully complete all course requirements. A student missing or late to a class will be required to take the entire class over at their own expense, unless arrangements are made previously with the instructor. No refunds are given for students who miss or are late to class.
The behavioral health professional (BHP) class requires proof of current CPR, first aid, and blood borne pathogen certification prior to class enrollment.
Class Manual Policy
Every student will receive a class manual to keep as long as the course is in the classroom setting. Students are required to pay a thirty(30) dollar fee for each manual. The cost of the manual must be paid prior to the first day of the class.
On-line students will not receive course manuals. The course manuals can be downloaded from the Assistance Plus website at the student’s expense.
Student Certificate Policy
Assistance Plus will mail the certificate for any completed course as soon as it receives confirmation that you have passed the course. We also keep a copy in your file. The following two(2) courses, CRMA and PSS, require the employer or employee to obtain the certification from the state website.
Certified residential medication aide CRMA five(5) day and CRMA recertification certificates can be downloaded and printed from the state’s website approximately two(2) weeks after completion of the course. Visit the state’s website at: https://gateway.maine.gov/dhhs-apps/assisted/certificate.asp
Personal support specialist (PSS) certificates can be downloaded and printed from the state’s website approximately two(2) weeks after completion of the course. Visit the state’s website at: www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs
Students who are caught cheating will immediately be dismissed from the class. There are no refunds for students who are found cheating. Allowing another student to copy your answers is perceived as cheating.
For Assistance Plus employees, disciplinary action may occur. An Assistance Plus employee who is found cheating must pay for the next course at his/her own expense.
Late or Unable to Attend
All trainings are scheduled to start at the times indicated on the confirmation letter. Any participant arriving late to a mandatory training, depending on the circumstance, may be asked to leave. Prompt notification of being late or unable to attend before class begins is required. A student arriving late to class may be required to take the entire course over at his/her own expense.
You will receive a phone call from an employee of Assistance Plus notifying you that the class has been cancelled.
There may be times due to class size, student participation, training requirements, and/or recertification when students may be released earlier than indicated on the confirmation letter.
The tuition costs are listed on the Course Description’s page of our website. Visit www.assistanceplus.com for the current costs and descriptions of courses.
Courses must be paid in full prior to starting the training program. Checks must be made payable to Assistance Plus Attn: Finance Department. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and/or money orders. Arrangements can be made with our finance department for installment payments (all of which must be paid prior to starting the course.) Once complete payment has been made, the student will receive confirmation of enrollment in the course prior to starting.
Table of Tuition Refund
All requests for refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the finance manager at Assistance Plus. Please allow four(4) to six(6) weeks turn-around time.
If a student has a complaint concerning his/her education, please contact our Human Resource Department, Assistance Plus at (207) 453-4708. Every consideration will be given to satisfactorly resolve the issue.