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Special Education (Students With Exceptionalities) Paraprofessional Course

To be considered for Special Education (Students with Exceptionalities) Aide positions in our school system, applicants are required to complete the SWE Paraprofessional Course before completing an application for a job. 

This course consists of classroom instruction, tests, and NCI training (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention). Course participants are required to obtain CPR (infant, child, and adult) and First Aid certification. CPR and First Aid classes will be offered. Prior to receiving a course completion certificate, participants must provide copies of these credentials. The cost of the SWE Paraprofessional Course is $65. Once hired with our school system, you may request reimbursement for this fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.

This is a 4-week commitment to attend an intensive training program conducted by our SWE educators. For further course information, contact Kendra Thompson at Should you have questions about registration, please contact Molly at 646-4911 or

If you are Interested in becoming a Paraprofessional but need more time or if the upcoming course does not work with your schedule, fill out a Paraprofessional Interest Form with your contact info and be notified when a new course opens up.

June Para Course Information:

Treen Technology Center (2024 Livingston St. Mandeville, LA 70448)            



June 5th                        4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
June 6th                        4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
June 7th                        4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
June 8th                        4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
June 12th                      4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
June 13th                      4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
June 14th                      4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
June 15th                      4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
June 19th                      4:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.

Non-complex Medical Procedures/CPR/First Aid Class ($10 Fee):

Sessions will be selected during the paraprofessional course. The cost of this certification is $10 paid at the first session. If participant holds a current CPR card, attendance at only day 1 of a session is required- no cost to the participant.

Session 1

June 26th                       4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
June 27th                       4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Session 2

June 28th                       4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
June 29th                       4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

To be considered for Students with Exceptionalities (SWE) Aide positions in our school system, applicants are required to complete the SWE Paraprofessional Course and meet one (1) of the following educational requirements:

·         Associate Degree (or higher)


·         48 college credits to include:  English Composition 3 hours, English/Reading 6 hours, and Mathematics 6 hours


·         Passing score of 450 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment test administered by Education Testing Services (

Prior to registering for the course, please print and review the St. Tammany Parish School Board Consent to Perform a Background Check Packet. Please read each question carefully.

  • If you answer “NO” to every question, proceed with registering for the paraprofessional course and keep this packet for your records.
  • If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, you are not eligible to register for the course until you have been cleared by our Human Resources Department. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, email the completed Consent to Perform a Background Check Packet to Janice Day at  You will be notified via email regarding your eligibility to register for the training course(s).

Before clicking the registration link below, read the following steps needed to navigate MyPaymentsPlus. 

*Please note: If you already have an account established, you must create a new FREE account with MyPaymentsPlus. This new FREE account requires a new email address. The email address CANNOT match the email address already established and on file with this system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you do not have an alternate email address to use, free email address services are available. To obtain a free email address (for the purpose of this registration), visit one of the following websites: Google, Yahoo, Outlook.

How to Create a MyPaymentsPlus Account

1. Click on the main page of the St. Tammany Parish School Board website at

2. Click on

3. Click on Don’t have an account? Register Now

4. Select state: Louisiana

5. Select District: STPSB – Public/Non-Student Payments

6. Enter personal information (ALL information is required)

                First name

                Last name

                Email address


                Confirm password

7. Click Register

8. Select: I’m a Guest interested in district activities and/or I want to support the district.

9. Click Next

10. Click Human Resources

11. Choose which course you wish to register for and select Pay

12. Click Continue Payment

13. Enter your payment information

14. Once your payment is accepted, you are registered for the course.

**Any questions or problems, please contact Molly Fricke at or (985)646-4911**


Upcoming Para Course Information:

Brooks Curriculum Center (2544 Sgt. Alfred Dr. Slidell, LA 70458)

September 18-21st and 25-26th

September 27-28th and October 3rd
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

October 9-12th

Registration information will be posted soon.