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WIC Trainer Resources
New Employee Training Plan
The New Employee Training Plan refers to all required training activities for new employees (Nutrition Educators). This includes the supervisory and observation activities to be completed by trainers. Arizona WIC requires all training activities to be successfully completed and documented according to the instructions in the New Employee Training Plan Instructional Guidebook within the first six months of employment.
The main components for WIC new employee training are:
- Phase One: The 8 Week Training Timeline
Includes courses and training activities necessary for all WIC Certified Professional Authorities (CPA) in the Arizona WIC Program, including NES, CNW, Nutritionist, and Registered Dietitians. Should be completed in 8-12 weeks. Consult Nutrition Services Consultant if extenuating circumstances require more than 12 weeks to complete Phase I activities.
- Blended Learning Guidebooks (accompany LMS courses)
- Phase Two: Monthly Observations, Chart Reviews (until the 6th month of
Begins upon completion of Phase I activities and continues until the end of the sixth month of employment. Each month the Nutrition Educator will continue to be observed certifying participants from each category to provide feedback and additional training as needed. Each month chart reviews will continue to be performed to provide feedback and additional training as needed.
- Final Comprehensive Evaluations (sixth month)