The Universe of Adult Protective Services (APS) Competencies
The "Universe of Competencies" is Ohio's comprehensive listing of all the knowledge and skills required for Adult Protective Services staff to do their jobs. This "Universe" is the essential driving force behind the OHSTS comprehensive, competency-based inservice training (CCBIT) system.
The competencies are the criteria used to assess individual training needs, from which aggregate training needs for an agency, county, region, or the whole state are determined. In addition, the competencies guide the development of all OHSTS training courses and curriculum content and determine what training expertise are needed in the OHSTS trainer pool. Click on a link below to view each set of competencies.