Training and resources


County director and tribal sovereignty training
County Director and tribal sovereignty training

Community Partnerships would like to share the following training videos that were recorded as part of the 2023 New Director Training:

County Director resources
Other training resources
Google training recordings/resources
HP Lease County Hardware Refresh Programs

CDHS County Computer Refresh Program supports county personnel and management with computers and accessories for efficient and effective service delivery. Currently, CDHS and OIT complete three HP Lease County Computer Refresh programs. These refresh programs occur on a three-year cycle. Read more here.

If you have any questions regarding county director training, please contact:

​​​​​​Laura Strother, Director of County Relations, laura.strother@state.co.us
Laura Sartor, County Liaison, laura.sartor@state.co.us

If you have any questions regarding Tribal and Sovereignty training, please contact: 

Phil Gover, Tribal Affairs Specialist, phillip.gover@state.co.us 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training Modules

Training Courses:

Tools & Resources

Family Voice Council

Family Voice Council webpage: https://cdhs.colorado.gov/family-voice-council

Family Voice Compass (online how-to tool to create your own FVC): https://sites.google.com/state.co.us/familyvoicecompass/home

Staff Development Division
About the Division

The Staff Development Division (SDD) exists to provide a complete training for eligibility specialists who work with families seeking public assistance (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medical Assistance, Long-Term Care, Adult Financial, and Colorado Works). The Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) is used to determine eligibility for these public assistance programs. The SDD is the training connection between the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), and the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) to the 64 county Departments of Social/Human Services, and Medical Assistance (MA) sites throughout Colorado. The Staff Development Division is responsible for the oversight and training implementation for all assistance programs housed within the CBMS automated system. CBMS training requirements can be found here.

CBMS Access - The state of Colorado Departments of Human Services, Health Care Policy and Financing, and the Governor’s Office of Information Technology are responsible for ensuring that comprehensive training is provided for staff, including contract staff, getting access to and/or updating the CBMS Production Environment. Due to the sensitivity of information in CBMS and the functionality that allows benefits and services to be issued to Coloradoans, users must receive training prior to accessing or updating the CBMS Production Environment. The CBMS Access training is the first training component. Additional training courses may be required depending on the user’s role and level of CBMS access.

CBMS Build Training - Our Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) is always improving. Each CBMS Build targets issues and improvements you need to know about. Read more about the support guides for recent CBMS Builds provided by your Staff Development Division (SDD) here.

The Document Library is a public facing website where all training desk aids and materials can be located. Click here to navigate to the website to view all the materials available for eligibility workers.

COLearn s the Learning Management System (LMS) used to access the Health Care and Economic Security Staff Development Division’s instructor-led and web based training. Read more logging in to the CO.Learn LMS, CO.Learn Q&A, and CO.Train Records, and training plans here.

For assistance with training, please email: