Training Policies

To view upcoming course offerings from the Association as well as other County trainings available to members, please visit our Event Calendar here.

General Training Policies

Training Category Caps

There are restrictions to the number of credits members can take each 4-year window for specific categories of trainings. These limits are broken down as follows: 

  • Members are limited to 7 (seven) Proficiency credits within their current 4-year certification window
  • Members are limited to 7 (seven) credits for Online Trainings. Online refers to any recorded training, even if it was originally live, if the recorded version is being watched then it is considered an Online Training and must be submitted as such for credits
  • There is no limit to the number of Competency credits

To learn more about the Association’s training categories please click here.

Submission Of Training Attendance for Member Credits

All verification documents and credit fees for accredited classes must be received within 90 days from the date of a class being taken for members to receive credits. Any verification documents/payments received after 90 days will not be considered valid and members can not receive credits for the class in question.

Please Note: The invoice # must be on the check (or a copy of the invoice included with check) to expedite class payment processing. The Association will not be held responsible if this information is not included and processing time falls outside the 90-day window for members to receive credits. 

Training verification documents can be found below. For more information on submitting Group Class Activities via Member365 please click here.

Non-payment of Membership Fees

Renewal memberships paid 120 days after the start of the Association’s fiscal year starting July 1 are considered late and will be subject to the following penalties that affect a member’s ability to take classes and receive credits. These penalties will be removed once payment has been received in full.

  • Individual Memberships (Associate, Affiliate & Principal): Individual memberships that have not been paid for more than 120 days after July 1 will be placed in inactive status and members will be unable to access the Association’s membership portal, sign up for classes, receive credits or receive critical communications until payment in full is made.
  • County Memberships: County memberships that have not been paid for more than 120 days after July 1 will be placed in inactive status and all members within that county program will be unable to access the Association’s membership portal, sign up for classes or receive critical communications

In Person Training Policies

Below are a list of policies for member’s to receive credits when participating in an in-person course.

  • You must arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start of a class to receive credits. Any members that attempt to join after 15 minutes from the start of an in-person course will not be admitted
  • For trainings taken at the Association’s annual conference, registrants must scan into each training to receive credits for a course
  • You must attend the entire course to receive credits

Virtual Training Policies

Below are a list of policies for member’s to receive credits when participating in a virtual course.

  • You must be registered for a course to receive credits. Courses are open for registration up to a day before the start of training. If you attend a training without registering – You will not receive credits
  • By signing up for a virtual training you are agreeing to be recorded
  • Members can not share a provided training link with others. Any members that join via a shared link will not be given credit for a course
  • You must arrive no later than 5 minutes after the start of a class to receive credits. Any members that attempt to join after 5 minutes from the start of an online course will not be admitted
  • You must attend the entire course to receive credits
  • The members first and last name must be visible on Zoom. If not, a member can rename their profile by clicking on the 3 small dots next to their name and select “Rename” to change
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