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Am I taking the right course?
The Schools Against Violence in Education workshop is known by many names: School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop, S.A.V.E. Workshop, Violence Prevention Workshop, SAVE Workshop, Safe Schools Against Violence in Education, and many others. The Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse Workshop is also known as: Abuse Prevention Workshop, Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, Mandated Reporter Workshop, and many others. These are merely different names for the same exact courses.
Who needs to take the Violence Workshop?
Anyone applying for a teaching certificate is required to take this training.
Who needs to take the Child Abuse Workshop?
Professions requiring the Child Abuse Workshop include:
All persons credentialed by the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services
Any other child care or foster care worker
Any other law enforcement official
Christian Science practitioner
Daycare center worker
Director of a children's overnight camp, summer day camp or traveling summer day camp
District attorney or assistant district attorney
Emergency medical technician
Employee or volunteer in a residential care facility for children
Hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care, or treatment of persons
Investigator employed in the office of the district attorney
Licensed creative arts therapist
Licensed marriage and family therapist
Licensed mental health counselor
Mental health professional
Provider of family or group family daycare
Registered physician assistant
School-age child care worker
School official including (but is not limited to):
School administrator or other school personnel required to hold a teaching or administrative license or certificate
School guidance counselor
School social worker
Social services worker
Substance abuse counselor
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Payment, Registration, and Course FAQs
Does your course meet the New York State requirements?
Yes. We are an approved provider authorized by the New York State Department of Education. Our courses meet the requirements for the School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop, the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect Workshop, or Needs of Students with Autism Training.
How can I pay for the course?
You can pay for the course using your Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover credit card. If your debit card has a Visa or Mastercard logo on it, you may also use it. We also accept PayPal, an for those outside the country or without a credit or debit card, we also accept payment through Western Union.
I do not have a credit card. How can I pay for the course?
If you have a bank debit card with a Mastercard or Visa logo on it, it can be used on the site. You may also pay from your bank account through PayPal. We also accept Western Union. If none of these options are suitable for you, please email us to make other arrangements.
Will my personal information be safe?
Yes. Our site adheres to the strictest security measures. Your personal information will not be shared with any third party.
I am not in the U.S. May I still take the course?
Of course. We accept credit cards from all countries for payment, and we can send your certificate of completion via email anywhere in the world. If you do not have a credit card, Western Union has offices all over the world where you can send your payment to us.
I need to take more than one of your courses. How do I do that?
You can register and pay for one, two, or three courses at the same time, and you will receive a discount when you register. If you have already paid for one course, log in and select the option to purchase additional courses.
What is the clock at the top of the course page for?
There is a timer that records time spent per chapter and a second timer that records total time for the course. The State of New York requires that you must spend at least two hours on the course. The clock is a timer that ensures you spend at list the minumum required.
Do I have to complete the course all at once or within a certain period of time?
No. Start and stop as many times as you wish. The timer keeps track of both total time and time spent on each chapter. Take as long as you want to complete the course.
Is there an exam at the end of the course?
Yes. There is a small multiple-choice quiz. On the Child Abuse Workshop and Violence Workshop, the test is not graded. For the Needs of Students With Autism Course, you must make 60%, but you may take the exam multiple times if you do not pass the first time.
What is the official certificate and what do I do with it?
After you complete the course, you can either print your own certificate of completion or have it mailed to you if you do not have access to a printer or do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. Fill in the rest of your personal information, including your SSN and date of birth, and sign and date the certificate. You must mail the copy marked "Send to the State" to the state along with or following your license/certification application. The second copy is for your own records. If an employer requests a copy, make a photocopy of your copy for them. Please keep your copy in a safe place.
How do I get my certificate?
Usually you print your own certificate as soon as you complete the course, or have it emailed to you. You may also have the certficate sent via postal mail, in which case it will arrive in 7 to 10 business days.
I finished the course, but do not have a printer. Can I print my certificate somewhere else?
Yes, get your certificate emailed to you, and then forward that email to someone who has a printer or log into your email from another location. Rather than waiting 7 to 10 business days for a paper copy to be mailed to you, it is usually much faster to use a computer at work, school, the library, or friend's house to print your certificate. However, we are happy to mail certificate at no charge to those who do not have access to a printer.
When I finished the course, I was not given the choice of printing my own certificate. Why not?
You need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to print your own certificate. Select the email certificate option.
After I print my certificate, when do I get my "real" certificate?
The certificate that you print yourself is the "real" certificate. If you request a mailed certificate, The certificate you print yourself is identical to the mailed certificate. we simply print out the exact same document you do and then mail it to you. The state will accept your self-printed certificateWe offer mailed certificates only for those customers that do not have a printer.
I don't have Adobe Acrobat on my computer - Can you help me install it so I can print my own certificate?
We suggest you use the email option if your do not have Acrobat.We are unable help you with installing Adobe Acrobat. Should you wish to install it yourself, it is available at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. If you do this, please read the instructions carefully - there are other optional sofware packages that are installed by default, but you can choose to not download them.
What do I do with my certificate once I print it?
Three pages are included with the certificate. The first two are separare copies of the certificate, one for your files and one for the state. The third page includes detailed instructions on how to complete your certification and mail it to the state.
What if I my certificate is lost in the mail?
Self-printing is the best to obtain your certificate. For mailed certificates, contact us by email 10 business days (14 business days outside the U.S.) after you have completed the course if you have not yet received your certificate.
Do I have to send anything back to you?
No. Please do not send anything back to us. You only need to send the certificate to the state.
I have lost my certificate. What can I do?
Simply log into the course again using the same email address and password you registered with. You may print an additional copy. You may also request another mailed copy once you log in. If you have forgotten your password, use the link on the login screen to have your password mailed to you. Remember that "PassWord" is not same as "password" - you must enter your password with the same upper and lower case letters as you did when you created it.
Is this the correct workshop? The name is different from what I was given.
The workshop is known by many names: S.A.V.E. Workshop,, SAVE Workshop, Safe Schools Against Violence in Education, Violence Prevention Workshop, and many others. The Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse Workshop is also known as: Abuse Prevention Workshop, Child Abuse Prevention Workshop, Mandated Reporter Workshop, and many others. These are different names for the same exact courses.
Common Support Questions
What computers and browsers are compatible with the course?
We support all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8.0 and above. We also support Chrome, FireFox, Opera, and Safari. AOL users must have AOL 8.0 or higher.
The page did not load completely.
Press the "Refresh" button on your browser.
The course timer has stopped.
The timer runs while reading any of the chapters, but not on the Table of Contents. If the timer stops while reading a chapter, press the "Refresh" button on your browser to reload the page.
I am trying to sign up, but I get a message that my email is already in use.
You have already registered on our site.. Use the "Click Here to Log In" button instead. If you cannot remember your password, click on the link on the login screen to have it emailed to you.
I have forgotten my password, or my password is not working.
Make sure you are entering your password exactly as you entered it, including upper and lower case letters. Click on the "Forgot your password? Click here" link to have your password emailed to you. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, check your junk mail folder. If you have spam blocking turned on, disable it, and request your password again.
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565 Plandome Road
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