All applicants for a certificate on or after February 2, 2001, must complete two clock hours of coursework or training in school violence prevention and intervention, as required by section 3004 of the Education Law. Training in school violence prevention and intervention is available through registered teacher education programs at New York State colleges and universities, eight Coordinated School Health Network Centers (via certain BOCES), and other service providers approved by the State Education Department.
A list of service providers is available on the Approved Providers of Training Web page maintained by the Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and Continuing Education at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/ssae/schoolsafety/save/SVPIWP_Provider.html. Contact the provider for workshop registration dates and times. Please note that some providers offer training that exceeds the two-hour minimum. Fees vary by provider. Upon completion of the workshop, the provider will give you a Certification of Completion. Send this document to the NYS Education Department, Office of Teaching, 89 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12234. (Photocopies are acceptable).
Applicants who complete a registered teacher education program with a graduation date of February 2001 or later will be provided the required training as part of their teacher education program. These applicants, if recommended for a teaching certificate by the institution, do not need to submit a Certification of Completion.