Every person seeking provisional or permanent certification through the NYS Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) must successfully complete the following:
- Child Abuse Workshop: A two-hour coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment in accordance with Sections 3003(4) and 3004 of the Education Law. The course focuses on the legal obligations of mandated reporters in schools, as well as the process for reporting. This can be completed online or at an in-person training. Click here for a list of approved providers to schedule a date to complete this requirement.
- School Violence Prevention Workshop: A two-hour School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE) in accordance with section 3004 of the Education Law. According to this law, this two-hour certification course is required for any individual applying for certification on or after 2/02/01 through the State Education Department. This can be completed online or at an in-person training. Click here for a list of approved providers to schedule a date to complete this requirement.
- Dignity for All Students (DASA): Effective December 31, 2013, all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in Dignity for All Students (DASA) in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. This training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department. Please email for application materials, procedures, evaluations, and informational memoranda. This must be completed at an in-person training. Click here for a list of approved providers to schedule a date to complete this requirement.
- Due to the current pandemic, NYSED has approved moving the DASA required certification workshop to online during this time of school "closures." WSWHE BOCES is currently working to move the training to that format. Added: 3/30/20
WSWHE BOCES is an approved provider of these workshops. See the related files below for schedules and to register.
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Certification School Violence & Child Abuse 2020 2021 Schedule
DASA Certification Calendar 20-21 Schedule