One of the most challenging steps to implementing the Self-Determination option for individuals is to directly hire and manage their support services. Training and education for the employer and employee roles within a Self-Determined arrangement are necessary and important to successfully offer this option. The material in this course is based on the work of The Center for Self-Determination and provides a foundation of learning tools for individuals who want to self-direct their supports and services, as well as for those who work within a self-directed arrangement. The course sections cover the meaning and essential tools of Self-Determination, understanding the role of the employer in a self-directed arrangement, understanding the funding requirements, recruiting employees to find the “right fit,” and understanding the role of a Fiscal Management Agency. You will be provided with both foundational and practical tools for the role of the Employer within a self-directed arrangement. This course can be used by individuals who choose to self-direct their supports and services and those that provide supports and services to them, including but not limited to families, friends, advocates, organizations, paid and unpaid caregivers or staff. In addition to written content, the course utilizes audio, visual and interactive learning tools for maximum learning potential that is fun as well as informational.