Work Incentives Counseling Initial Training Program

New Requirement: Beginning with the San Diego October 2019 CWIC Initial Training registration that will open in mid to late August, all staff of community partner agencies or organizations are required to first successfully complete the VCU NTDC Introductory Web Course, "Introduction to Social Security Disability Benefits, Work Incentives, and Employment Support Programs", before they are eligible to register for and participate in the CWIC and Community Partner Initial Training and Certification process.

The CWIC and Community Partner Initial Training and Certification is designed solely for professionals who deliver individualized work incentives counseling services to disability beneficiaries on a regular basis. Establishing the Introductory Web Course as a prerequisite is intended to help Community Partners understand what comprehensive, individualized work incentives counseling entails, and to make an informed decision about whether to pursue the initial training and certification.

Important Note for WIPA Projects: This requirement does not apply to staff and subcontractors of a WIPA project who will provide WIPA services. The requirement does, however, apply to other staff of a WIPA agency who do not provide WIPA funded services.

You can learn more about the Introductory Web Course and view a calendar of upcoming courses at the following web address:

Initial Training Calendar

Presenter(s) Location/Dates Registration Registration Closing Date

Connie Ferrell

Becky Banks

Atlanta, GA
August 26 - 30, 2019
Registration is now closed for this training. 07/31/2019

Leigh Wright

John Coburn

Des Moines, IA
September 23 - 27, 2019
Register through myNTC Account 08/26/2019

Connie Ferrell

Molly Sullivan

San Diego, CA
October 21 - 25, 2019
Registration will open on 8/27/19. 09/20/2019

Molly Sullivan

Orlando, FL
November 18 - 22, 2019
Registration will open on 9/20/19. 10/18/2019

John Coburn

Dallas, TX
December 9 - 13, 2019
Registration will open on 10/18/19. 11/08/2019

Initial Training Registration

To register for an initial training session, click on the registration link for the session you would like to attend, and then follow the instructions.

Please note: Submitting your online registration form for a training session does not confirm your participation in that training session.

You will receive an email notification once registration closes indicating whether or not you are confirmed to attend the training. The training confirmation will provide detailed information on training session logistics.

If you have any questions or support needs regarding registration for the initial training sessions, please contact Julie Schall at or 804-827-0741.