Certification

State Mandated Workshops

State Mandated Trainings are required for graduation for any degree-seeking student in a program that is New York State certification-eligible. All three of the trainings, which are sometimes referred to as State Mandated Workshops, are a necessary part of your program if the degree you are pursuing will make you eligible for New York State certification. Two of the trainings may be offered either fully online or fully in person on campus. One of the trainings, Dignity for All Students, is always offered as a hybrid course and will always have a 3-hour online component that needs to be completed in advance of the 3-hour in person component.

  • Attendance

    Because New York state mandates that each student attends each of the three workshops for their full running-time (two hours for SAVE and Child Abuse, six hours for DASA), we must adhere to a strict attendance policy. Because of this, if you arrive past the start time or leave before the training is officially over (be it online or in-person), we will not be able to give you credit for attending. If you arrive late or leave early, you will receive a grade of “NT” (Not Attended) and must register for another section or provide proof of completion from another institution to receive credit for taking the workshop. Please visit our Grading Page for more information on how State Mandated Trainings are graded.

  • Registration for Matriculated Students in the Graduate School

    These workshops are offered free of charge to any matriculated Bank Street student. Students may register for these trainings during our designated web registration periods, our Add/Drop late registration periods, or via email with a minimum of two weeks prior to the date of the workshop. Students selecting the latter option must email registrar@bankstreet.edu with their full name, Bank Street ID number, and the course number and section of the course they intend to take. A confirmation email will be sent with the status of their registration in the course.

  • Grades

    Students that attend and successfully participate in one of these given workshops will earn a grade of “AT” (Attended).  Those that fail to attend (this includes not completing both portions of DASA and/or those that arrive late or leave early) will earn a grade of an “NT” (Not Attended). These grades are recorded on the student’s Bank Street transcript. If students are unable to attend, they must drop the workshop in the Registrar’s Office prior to the course start date. Once grades are recorded, they will not be removed from the student’s record. Students receiving an “NT” grade must register for another section or provide proof of completion from another institution to receive credit for taking the workshop.

    Special Notice for DASA: The DASA workshop at Bank Street has a three-hour online component as well as a three-hour in-person portion. Students must complete the online portion by the designated due-date first to be able to attend the in-person session. Further, they must complete both sections for which they are enrolled in their entirety. Partial participation (i.e., completing only one portion) will result in a grade of an “NT.”  These students will be expected to enroll in another section and attend both the online and in-person sessions (even if they previously attended an online session) to receive credit for attending. Students may not transfer portions of one section to another.

  • Proof of Completion

    Proof of attendance and successful completion is recorded on each student’s Official Academic Transcript. In addition, upon graduation from Bank Street, a recommendation in a student’s TEACH account provides New York State sufficient evidence that each state-mandated training has been completed at the time the student’s degree has been conferred.

    Please note that paper certificates of completion are no longer being distributed in New York State.

The Three Required Trainings Are: School Violence Prevention (SAVE), Child Abuse Identification and Reporting (Child Abuse), Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). If you are looking to register for any of these courses through the Graduate School, please search under the following Bank Street Course Numbers: STMD 100 (SAVE), STMD 105 (Child Abuse), or STMD 110 (DASA).