Training & Education

Maine College of Direct Support (DSP) Certification

Uplift offers the Direct Support Professional (DSP) certification through the Maine College of Direct Support as approved by the Department of Health and Human Services. Once all modules are completed the student receives certification that is recognized Statewide, and is also portable outside the state of Maine. This training is only offered to current Uplift employees and is not available to the general public.

Certified Residential Medication Administration (CRMA)

Uplift offers the 24-hour CRMA course and recertification course for either the 24 or 40-hour CRMA course to all employees free of charge, including the clinical required portion of the course. This provides standardized training for the State of Maine certified residential care facilities (Levels III & IV). Upon completion of this course and the supervised medication administration clinical, the participant will be able to provide error-free medication administration in the residential setting. Uplift also offers these trainings to the general public for a fee.

CPR/First Aide

Uplift offers the American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), AED (automated external defibrillator), and FA (First Aid) certificates. This training is free for all employees and offered to the general public for a modest fee. By successfully completing the course work and testing involved in these comprehensive courses students will receive a two-year certification for:

  • HeartSaver (adult CPR)
  • AED
  • First Aid

HeartSaver books can be purchased from your instructor for an extra fee. All courses follow guidelines established by the American Heart Association.

For more information:


Jasmine Colomy
Training Coordinator
Uplift, Inc.
PO Box 1106
Gardiner, ME 04345

Phone: 207-582-8021