Each year, the URLEND training program admits a core group of long-term trainees who complete 300 hours of URLEND experiences.  Trainees come from the following disciplines: audiology, family members, genetic counselors, health administration, individuals with neurodevelopmental or related disabilities, medicine (relevant medical specialties or subspecialties), nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pediatric dentistry, physical therapy, psychology, public health, social work, special education/education, and speech-language pathology. Other disciplines may be considered in special circumstances.

Intermediate-level trainees who completed 40-259 hours are also considered for participation in the URLEND program.

A long-term URLEND trainee:

Additionally, trainees should possess the following: