DLA-20* Functional Assessment Training Sessions

Training Eligibility

PLEASE NOTE THAT TRAINING SESSIONS ARE RESERVED EXCLUSIVELY FOR DESIGNATED STAFF OF MARYLAND-BASED PROVIDER AGENCIES THAT ARE LICENSED BY THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (BHA) UNDER COMAR (CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS) 10.63 AS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM TYPES:

  • Mobile Treatment Services (MTS) programs including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs for adults only
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs (PRP) for adults
  • Residential Rehabilitation Programs (PRP)

The DLA-20 functional assessment fulfills the Maryland Medicaid requirement for a core standardized assessment tool. This training session or an equivalent training session delivered by a credentialed trainer approved by MTM Services is a requirement for all Maryland-based provider agency staff who perform assessments on adults who receive MTS, ACT, PRP, or RRP services within the Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS).

BHA sponsors this training free of charge to eligible Maryland-based provider staff through the University of Maryland School of Medicine Training and Evidence-Based Practice Centers. We are committed to making these trainings accessible to all eligible providers. If you represent an eligible provider agency and would like to discuss accommodations for your staff including requesting training at or closer to your facility, please email us at kris.wright@som.umaryland.edu and provide your agency name, address and the email address for a contact person. 

*The DLA20 is a copyrighted tool available for use after a 3.5 hour training conducted by a credentialed trainer approved by MTM Services. For non-Maryland-based provider agency staff,  please contact MTM Services: https://www.mtmservices.org/contact

Register for ONE Training Only

All training is currently offered by webinar. Each participant must log in from a laptop or desktop – cell phones and tablets will not work. Contact kris.wright@som.umaryland.edu to request accommodations – please allow three days for computer accommodations and three weeks for interpreters.

Register for webinar training with trainer Kris Wright, LCPC:

Tuesday May 25, 2021: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Register to Participate
Monday June 7, 2021: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Register to Participate
Thursday June 17, 2021: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Register to Participate
Tuesday June 22, 2021: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Register to Participate
Wednesday July 7, 2021 9:30 am -1:00 pm Register to Participate
Monday July 12, 2021 9:30 am -1:00 pm Register to Participate
Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:30 am -1:00 pm Register to Participate
Thursday August 5, 2021 9:30 am -1:00 pm Register to Participate
Wednesday August 18, 2021 9:30 am -1:00 pm Register to Participate
Wednesday August 25, 2021 9:30 am -1:00 pm Register to Participate
Friday September 10, 2021 9:30 am -1:00 pm Register to Participate
Tuesday September 14, 2021 12:30-4:00 pm Register to Participate
Thursday September 23, 2021 9:30 am -1:00 pm Register to Participate

As an accredited academic institution, the University of Maryland School of Medicine Evidence Based Practice Center is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for 3.25 Continuing Education credits (Category 1) for licensed social workers in Maryland; as a sponsor of 3.25 Continuing Education (CE) acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists; and 3.25 Continuing Education Units (Category A) by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, upon completion of this training and a completed evaluation. The University of Maryland School of Medicine Evidence Based Practice Center maintains responsibility for this program. A Certificate of Attendance will be made available for all other disciplines.


Need DLA-20 Technical Assistance?

The EBPC regularly schedules technical assistance sessions for eligible Maryland providers seeking help with completing DLA-20 assessments. To find out about upcoming sessions, click the “Technical Assistance Sessions” button below.