This page outlines next steps for Qualified Individuals (QIs) in New York State who have completed the CANS-NY live training course and are ready to complete the CANS-NY certification process.

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Questions about documents should be directed to:

CANS-NY 6-21 Reference Guide (Manual)

CANS-NY Scoresheet

CANS User Tip Sheet

TCOM Training Tips

CANS-NY Assessment and Summary Sheet (updated 6/8/22)
Printing Instructions for CANS-NY Excel Sheet

Attachment A OCFS-5571 – Qualified Individual Report

Best Practice Example – 5571 Qualified Individual Report

TCOM Needs and Strengths Tip Sheet

Qualified Individual Critical Thinking and Decision Points

Qualified Individual Participant Worksheet

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