FASD - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training

Health Sciences

Program Duration

20 weeks for a total of 450 hours including an online workshops


  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a primary worker in the field of educational and community support to people with FASD
  • Promote the social role of the individual by fostering an environment and an atmosphere that meet their primary and secondary needs and respect their human dignity
  • Foster educational, residential, academic, professional and community support
  • Apply intervention plans in school, residential and community environments
  • Report measurable gains and achievement of objectives
  • Create awareness within the community to the needs and living conditions of people with FASD
  • Work with various stakeholders of the education support services network
  • Establish meaningful interpersonal relationships with stakeholders from the professional field, people with FASD and their families
  • Connect with other services, including support services, so that people with FASD can obtain a coordination of services, information, and other appropriate services
  • Participate upon request in the follow-up of intervention plans
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Provide personal support to the person with FASD and his or her family
  • Demonstrate knowledge to ensure effective inclusion in the school and other community setting programs

Admission Profile

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  • Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
    1. The applicant must have a Degree or Diploma in either Early Childhood Education, Human Service Counselling, Psychology, or a related field.
    2. The applicant must have an equivalent combination of work, education (in a related field), and volunteer experience.
    NOTE: Applicants are reviewed on an individual basis, so it is always worth applying even if you are not a degree/diploma holder.
Details related to admissions:
  1. Any transcript containing adapted level or “Programme de compétences essentielles au marché du travail (PCEMT) ” courses will be subject to additional assessment.
  2. Applications from individuals 21 years or older who do not have a high school diploma will be subject to additional assessment.
  3. An individual who has completed mathematics courses prior to the new mathematics paths A, B, and C, should consult the guidance counsellor of the CCNB campus where the program is offered in order to determine eligibility toward the chosen program.
  4. The “Programme de compétences essentielles (PCE)” is a specific high school path which prepares the student for enrollment in one or several pre-established programs leading to one or more trades.
  5. The application of an individual who has obtained a high school diploma with courses from the “PCE”, and who wishes to change to another field of training, will be subject to an additional assessment.

Subject Areas

  • History, Definitions, Descriptions, Vocabulary, and Diagnostic Criteria of FASD
  • Best Practices
  • Behaviour Adaptation
  • Disability Management and Support
  • Advocacy and Support Awareness
  • Sensitivity to Cultural Diversity
  • Proactive Prevention Strategies
  • Economics and Life Planning
  • Communication Skills
  • Observation Skills
  • Data Collection and Reporting
  • Critical Thinking

Additional Training Informations

  • This program has 5 online workshops and a discussion board mandatory participation. The online workshops are offered at strategic times 
  • This program has a derogation to final pass mark. The minimum pass mark to succeed is 70%. Each courses worth 10% for a total of 60% and the final exam worth 40%.

Sanction of studies

Upon successful completion of the prescribed curriculum, the student will receive a certificate of advanced studies in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training.

Student Profile

  • This program may interest the person who:
    • Likes to help people who are struggling to adapt;
    • Likes to work as a team while showing autonomy;
    • Shows compassion, patience and empathy;
    • Demonstrates good communication skills;
    • Shows good adaptability skills;

Technological requirements

Questions: 1-800-376-5353

Program Structure

  • Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Preview)
  • Integrated Approach to FASD (Preview)
  • Intervention in FASD (Preview)
  • Community systems for FASD (Preview)
  • Prevention, Economics and Life Planning (Preview)
  • Diagnosis Component of FASD (Preview)
  • FASD Workshops - Theory and Practice Integration (Preview)

October 2022

  • Starts : 17 October 2022
  • 20 weeks
  • 3495.00 CAD
  • Online
  • Questions: 1-800-376-5353
Register now !

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