DIR 350: Using the DIR® Fidelity Scale


Course Description

This course will introduce the DIR/Floortime Implementation Fidelity measure to practitioners working in a DIR/Floortime model. Participants will apply use of the Fidelity measure to a case, scoring it and reflecting on how the results can be used to guide practice. Measuring the fidelity of a program can help to guard against deviations from service delivery and can be used to enhance the quality of service provision.

Learning Objectives 

The DIR® Fidelity Scale

The DIR® Fidelity Scale is free to use.  Please note, those completing it must have at least a DIR® Advanced (DIR-A) certificate. Anyone can join the course to learn how the tool works and how to use it, but raters using the scale must have a DIR-A credential.  The DIR® Fidelity Scale and Manual can be downloaded by clicking here.  


All participants can request a Certificate of Attendance documenting hours of participation and available professional continuing education credits at the time of registration. Please note that continuing education credit is only provided for direct seat time. Course preparation including readings, lectures, and mentoring is not included in the CE hour or credit total. This course is a live online course and participants must log in individually to the online classroom, following the instructions provided by ICDL and with their camera on, so there is a record of each participant's attendance individually. If participants join in a room with a group, each participant must still log in on their own device so ICDL can see each participant and verify each individual's login and log out of the online classroom. Participants must attend the entire course to get CE credit. Partial credit is not an option.  

No partial credit is available.

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The course content is focused on a specific product or service (DIRFloortime®) and there will be no mention of other products or services. ICDL does not receive any commercial support for the DIRFloortime certificate courses. If any commercial support is provided for a conference or event, it will be disclosed on the promotional material or webpage for that specific event.

Continuing Education Questions?  E-mail ceu@icdl.com

Speech and Language Pathologists

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area).

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner functions nor breaks, board and committee meetings, and networking events.

Skills Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators, and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

Important Information for Speech and Language Pathologists:

As part of your registration, you were asked if you want CE credits for ASHA for this course. Selecting "yes" is required for ICDL to process your ASHA continuing education credits. If you chose "yes", our Continuing Education Department will complete and submit an ASHA participant form on your behalf at the conclusion of your course as long as your attendance requirements are met

If you have any questions about this process please email us at ceu@icdl.com.

Occupational Therapists

DIR 350: Using the DIRFloortime® Fidelity Scale

ICDL is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID #6683. This distance learning-interactive course is offered at 0.2 CEUs, introductory level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

(Introductory level, OT Service Delivery)

Non-Credit Onsite Events: Continuing education credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, dinner functions, or breaks; board and committee meetings, networking events.

Skill Level: This Training is appropriate for occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators, and mental health treating professionals of all skill levels.

Participants must attend the full session to successfully complete the course 

Please complete the course evaluation form that can be found on your Floortime.org course page. This course evaluation is for ICDL and is used to help us improve our course offerings. We thank you for your time.


ICDL has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6733. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ICDL is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course is available for NBCC continuing education credits. The number of CEUs for NBCC is based on the number of "seat" hours for the course. This course has two (2) seat hours of instruction.

Social Workers


International Council on Development and Learning, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0371.  This course is offered for 2 contact hours of credit.  



ICDL is recognized by the New York State Education Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives as an approved sponsor of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants. Approved Provider Number: 23878.

Art Therapists

According to the ATR-BC Recertification Standards, ICDL training programs that are approved by one of the other national continuing education boards listed on this page, may be eligible for Art Therapy continuing education credit. These standards state, "CECs will be accepted for all courses or events that fit in the ATCB Eligible Content Areas and that are presented or approved by any of the following art therapy, mental health, or behavioral sciences entities: state licensing authority, national professional organization, or national credentialing body for continuing education credit." It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if an ICDL program qualifies or not. ICDL is not an approved ATR-BC continuing education provider and as such can not award ATR-BC continuing education credits directly. However, we are approved by organizations like NBCC which may meet the above-quoted standard. 

music therapists

MT-BCs can claim credits for the course under the Other Continuing Education Opportunities category for recertification. Please refer to the Recertification Manual for additional details