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Seeking Candidates for Las Vegas Adult Learning Academy

The Nevada Registry is looking for a few more individuals in the Las Vegas area with less than 15 hours of previous experience delivering training to adult learners who are interested in an opportunity to be part of the upcoming Adult Learning Academy (ALA)!  The ALA is designed to provide prospective trainers with the fundamental principles of adult learning which contribute to the delivery of high-quality training sessions. 

Selected individuals will participate in 15 hours of Registry-approved training focused on adult learning principles. Upon completion of the training, attendees will have the tools to begin delivering training to the Early Childhood community and the necessary hours of experience needed to initially qualify as a trainer with The Nevada Registry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! The Las Vegas academy begins on May 1st!  

Dates/time of class: May 1, May 8, May 15, May 29 and June 5 (no class on the 22nd). Each class will be held from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Click here to learn more about the ALA selection process, program requirements, and participant qualifications. You are also welcome to review the Participant Agreement that each participant will be required to sign upon selection to the Academy. If after reading through this information you feel like this is the perfect opportunity for you, complete the ALA Participation Interest Survey and Application by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20th.  Don’t delay; space is limited to a maximum of 8 individuals and 3 spots have already been filled! Selected applicants will be notified by 5 pm on April 25th.  

Feel free to contact The Nevada Registry for more information! 

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Deadline Extended for Adult Learning Academy

The deadline to apply for The Nevada Registry's Adult Learning Academy (ALA) has been extended to Friday, February 23rd. Learn more about the ALA here

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Trainers Going Above and Beyond

New health and safety training requirements went in to effect as of February 1, 2018, requiring additional training in the topics of Building and Physical Premises Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Medication Administration, Shaken Baby Syndrome and Transportation Safety. 

As you’ve probably discovered, training in the new topics is not readily available at this time. However, The...

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Now Accepting Applications for The Nevada Registry's Adult Learning Academy

The Nevada Registry is looking for individuals with less than 15 hours of previous experience delivering training to adult learners who are interested in an opportunity to be part of something new and exciting - the Adult Learning Academy (ALA)!  The ALA was developed with assistance and input from the

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Attention Approved Trainers Submitting CCDBG Health and Safety Training for Approval

Are you eligible to deliver one or more of the new CCDBG Health and Safety training topics? If so, please use the CCDBG Health and Safety Training: Guidelines for Approved Trainers when designing your course. These guidelines were created with help from the

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Attention Trainers: Guidelines for the Submission of CCDBG Health and Safety Training Now Available

The Nevada Registry, with input from the TAS Advisory Workgroup and State Child Care Licensing, has created content guidelines and trainer requirements specific to the recently adopted CCDBG health and safety training that is now required within 120 days of employment in a child care facility (Building and Physical...

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Important Change to Online Course Availability

As of January 5, 2018, the only online training you will find on The Nevada Registry's Training Calendar are courses being offered by organizations that are IACET or CHEA accredited. This means that some of the online training you have taken in the past is no longer...

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Attention Trainers! User Portal Link Now Available

Tired of trying to remember the URL to log into your User Portal or to find the original email you were sent containing the link? Have no fear! The link to the portal is now predominantly displayed on the home page of the website (in the upper right-hand corner of the page under the Keyword Search box)!

We hope this new...

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Procedure/Policy for Non-Compliance with Annual Trainer Requalification Criteria

Trainers who meet all requalification criteria are eligible to requalify during the established requalification period. This document outlines the process created to support trainers who do not meet the annual training delivery or continuing education requirements. 

Procedure/Policy for Non-Compliance with Annual Trainer...

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Adult Learning Principles: List of Acceptable Training

In order to requalify, trainers must present evidence of having completed 15 hours of required continuing education training and/or college coursework relevant to their field of practice/certification, including a minimum of 3 hours in adult learning principles. This document addresses the adult learning principles portion of the continuing education requirement. 

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Trainer Requalification Requirement: Continuing Education

Approved trainers are required to requalify/renew their trainer status on an annual basis in order to provide Registry-approved training in the next calendar year. This document outlines the requalification criteria regarding the completion of continuing education. 

Trainer Requalification Requirement: Continuing Education...

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Trainer Requalification Requirement: Delivery of Training

Approved trainers are required to requalify/renew their trainer status on an annual basis in order to provide Registry-approved training in the next calendar year. This document outlines the requalification criteria regarding the delivery of Registry-approved training.

Trainer Requalification Requirement: Delivery of Training

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Adult Learning Academy

The Adult Learning Academy is an in-person classroom-style training session designed to help prepare individuals without 15 hours of previous training experience to qualify as trainers for the first time. An announcement will be made when registration opens for the first Academy (projected for March 2018). 

Adult Learning...

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Topic Trainer: Trainer Qualification and Approval Criteria

Originally created in January 2017 in conjunction with the rollout of the new and improved training approval system, this document has been updated to reflect the decisions of the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup regarding the established approval criteria for Topic Trainers. 

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Early Childhood Trainer: Trainer Qualification and Approval Criteria

Originally created in January 2017 in conjunction with the rollout of the new and improved training approval system, this document has been updated to reflect the decisions of the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup regarding the established approval criteria for Early Childhood Trainers. 

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Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup

The Nevada Registry formed the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup to help guide the ongoing development of the newly implemented trainer approval system. This document outlines the composition, timeline, scope of work and 2017 priorities of the TAS Advisory Workgroup. 

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NEW Trainer Enrollment Period Opening Soon!

The trainer approval and qualification enrollment period for NEW trainers will open on January 8, 2018 and will be available through September 28, 2018.  

Note: Trainers who were approved during the 2017 calendar year may requalify now. Log into your User Portal and click on the red “Trainer Requalification” tab...

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Trainer Requalification Application Process Now Open

The Trainer Requalification Application is now available!  What this means is that if you are an EXISTING approved trainer with The Nevada Registry, you may initiate the requalification process at any time.* 

As a reminder, BOTH renewal requirements for requalification (4 publicly-offered training sessions and 15 hours of continuing education) have been waived for 2017. For this...

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Approved Trainers: Do You Have Questions about the Training Approval System and Trainer Criteria?

The training approval system is in a state of continuous quality improvement. Information will be posted to the For Trainers page of the Registry website as well as the Blog when important changes and updates are made to the system. Decisions made by The Nevada Registry and...

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Approved Trainers! Notice About 2017 Re-Qualification Criteria

The criteria to deliver 4 publicly-held training sessions and to complete 15 hours of ongoing professional development in order to requalify for the 2018 calendar year HAS BEEN WAIVED for this year (2017). Click here for further information

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Upcoming Deadline to Apply to Become a (NEW) Trainer!

The trainer approval and qualification enrollment period for the 2017 calendar year will end on 9/30/2017. 

What this means is that if you are interested in qualifying as a trainer for the first time in order to deliver training between now and December 31, 2017, you must apply NOW. No further ...

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Attention Trainers! Important Announcement Regarding Renewal Criteria

Please read this notice as it contains important updates to the requirements for trainer requalification for the 2018 calendar year. 

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the 200+ individuals who have completed the trainer approval process this year. Together we have experienced a tremendous amount of growth. We continue to believe that higher standards for trainers and...

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TAS Advisory Workgroup Update - August 2017

The first meeting of the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup was held on August 3, 2017. The intent of the first meeting was to orient members to a specific body of work designed to further develop the training approval system. To provide context, Shelly Nye provided a history of the development of...

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Attention Approved Trainers! Announcement Regarding Renewal Requirements

Trainer Approval renewal requirements were established with the rollout of the new trainer qualification and approval criteria in January 2017. Within the renewal criteria, trainers must meet the following two requirements by December 31, 2017 in order to be approved again for Year 2:

  • Present evidence of having delivered a minimum of 4 Registry-approved training sessions during the previous...

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TAS Advisory Workgroup Members Announced

Congratulations to the newly appointed members of the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup! 

Designed to help guide the ongoing development of The Nevada Registry’s newly implemented trainer criteria, approval and qualification process, the workgroup is comprised of members representing The Nevada...

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Attention Approved ECE 4 and Topic Trainers with an Associate's Degree or Higher!

The Nevada Registry is excited to announce the creation of the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup. The workgroup is designed to help guide the ongoing development of The Nevada Registry's newly implemented trainer criteria, approval and qualification process.

The work of this group will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assisting in the development of alternative...

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User Portal Enhancement = Great News for Approved Trainers!

Marking a training as "full" and cancelling a training just got easier than ever before!

You can now cancel a training and/or mark it as full from within your User Portal! Simply click on the ‘Trainings Delivered’ tab from within your account, find the training you need to make a change to and double click on the approval code. When the training details open, you will see...

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New Approved Training Icon Unveiled

We’re excited to announce that we have unveiled a new training-related icon to help trainers advertise their training as Registry-approved and to help consumers of training feel confident knowing when a training has been approved by the Registry/will count toward annual training requirements. Look for this icon on future certificates you receive.

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Attention Approved Trainers: Another New Feature Added to Trainer User Portal!

Approval confirmation emails already contain links to pre-filled training attendance/sign-in sheets and certificates, but now you can access those same documents from within your User Portal as well! This time saver means that you no longer need to call the Registry to request to have the approval email resent if you’ve deleted or misplaced the original email from our office because this&...

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Drumroll Please......

We are excited to share that in just two short months, The Nevada Registry has approved 179 trainers (123 ECE and 56 Topic)! Congratulations to everyone who has already completed the new trainer approval and qualification process and thank you for being our partners in providing professional development to the Early Childhood community in Nevada!

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New Features Added to the Approved Trainer User Portal

In our effort to continually enhance the new online User Portal, we have added two new “bells and whistles” allowing approved trainers access to even more information contained within their accounts.

The next time you log in to your trainer account, notice the two new tabs within your dashboard: Trainings Pending...

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Trainer Tip: Attendance Sheets

As part of our ongoing process of transitioning to a paperless system, attendance/sign-in sheets should be submitted via email in PDF format to nevadaregistry@washoeschools.net. Please save and submit training attendance sheet(s) as a single attachment...

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Trainer Tip: Topic Trainers

If you were previously a Non-ECE trainer now applying as a Topic Trainer, please submit any certifications, licenses, etc. that you may have, even if you believe you have previously submitted this information in the past. Approval decisions are based on the documentation submitted at the time of application.

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Introducing the New and Improved Training Approval System

Happy New Year from The Nevada Registry!

The new and improved trainer qualification and approval process has officially launched! We’d like to take the opportunity to thank our previously registered trainers who helped us test the system and make important changes during our “soft” launch. Your feedback and support throughout this process has been invaluable!

We...

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Trainer Qualification and Application Process Now Open to All

The trainer qualification and application process is now officially open to ALL individuals interested in becoming an approved trainer with The Nevada Registry. Regardless of whether you were a registered trainer in the past or if this is your first attempt at becoming a trainer, you will need to contact our office via email to request a trainer...

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Trainer Qualification and Application Process Open on Limited Basis

The trainer qualification and application process is now open on a limited basis to to currently registered and active trainers. Currently registered trainers with training scheduled for January may contact our office via email at nevadaregistry@washoeschools.net to request a trainer application. The...

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New Trainer Criteria - Questions and Answers

A trainer qualification and approval criteria process has been developed as part of a new and improved training approval system slated to roll out in January 2017. From this point forward, all individuals wishing to conduct Registry-approved training to the Early Childhood (ECE) community in Nevada are subject to the new criteria and are required to apply to qualify as an approved trainer, regardless...

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New Trainer Criteria and Qualification Process - What to Expect

Excitement is building about the upcoming trainer criteria and qualification process, which is Phase 1 of a new and improved training approval system designed to create better outcomes for children. As mentioned in previous communications to registered trainers, the Registry team has been hard at work developing this new system and making sure that each new piece of the new application process...

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Attention Trainers! New Trainer Criteria Unveiled

The Nevada Registry is excited to unveil the new trainer qualification process and approval criteria. This new process is the product of the hard work of The Nevada Registry team, our Trainer Criteria Workgroup, the Registry Advisory Committee and your feedback. The new requirements were developed with one goal in mind: to create better outcomes for children through the delivery of high-quality...

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Got Questions? We Have Answers.

Eager to hear more about the upcoming trainer qualification process and approval criteria? We are, too! We know change and the “unknown” can be tough, which is why we’re providing you with ongoing updates. The Registry team has been hard at work creating a framework of criteria all with the goal of creating better outcomes for children through the delivery of high quality training...

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Training Approval System Update - October 2016

Attention Trainers!

Last month, we shared with you some of the results from the survey we conducted. From that survey, we learned that the trainer community is truly engaged and interested in knowing more about the new trainer qualification criteria and improved training approval system, each step of the way.

In this month's update, we'd like to provide you with a sneak peek of...

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Trainer Survey Results Now Available!

In August 2016, The Nevada Registry invited registered trainers to complete a brief survey regarding the upcoming, improved training approval system. The survey was administered by KPS3 Marketing, and today, we are sharing the results with you!

  • We are thrilled by how many trainers participated in the survey - a total of 196; which equates to an impressive response rate of over 40%! </...

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Attention Trainers! CCDF Health and Safety Training Approval Notice

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 made major changes designed to protect the health and safety of children in early care and education (ECE) settings. As a result, a number of new health and safety trainings are now required as part of the CCDF Reauthorization. There are many sections of the new law, but as it relates specifically to professional development; all States...

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Attention Trainers! Important Notice Regarding Training Approval

Please be advised that The Nevada Registry is in the process of creating a new and improved training approval system with changes slated to roll out in January 2017. As a result, the following changes are in effect as of September 1, 2016

  • 2017 training dates will not be approved. Please do not submit requests for any training occurring in 2017 as they...

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New and Improved Training Approval System Coming in 2017

The Nevada Registry is already gearing up for 2017! 
 
We have been hard at work evaluating the current requirements for our training approval system, and are planning to roll out enhancements in 2017. These changes may include different ways to qualify trainers providing training to the early childhood education community. As we explore these updates and make decisions about...

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Training Resources Now Available!

Attention Registered Trainers! We promised you several new training resources and we delivered!

As of today, each training approval confirmation email you receive will contain links to a pre-printed certificate and attendance sheet associated with that particular event. The pre-printed Certificate of Completion  contains all of the details of the training including the...

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Trainer News - December 2014

Welcome to December 2014 issue of the Trainer Newsletter. As the year comes to a close, we'd like to wish you all a very Happy Holiday and thank you for being an important part of the early childhood professional development landscape in Nevada. Because of you, over 5,100 trainings have been offered this year, which equates to over 14,500 hours...

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Trainer News - November 2014

Welcome to the November 2014 issue of the Trainer Newsletter. As with changing seasons, The Nevada Registry's training approval system is in a constant state of change as well. This issue highlights several improvements we have made to the Training Calendar to help ECE professionals more...

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Trainer News - August 2014

Welcome to the fall 2014 issue of the Trainer Newsletter. This issue of the newsletter contains important updates, reminders, resources, an opportunity to provide feedback as well as a chance to participate in The Nevada Registry's 10th Anniversary Celebration!

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New Training Approval Policy Regarding In-Home Training

As of January 1, 2015, the Registry will no longer approve training that occurs in the private residences of registered trainers. This decision is based on the potential health, safety and liability risks that are present when individuals are invited into the private home of a trainer. Trainers who have traditionally conducted training in their homes can still provide training, so long as it occurs...

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Trainer Directory Now Available!

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary in a big way with the launching of the Trainer Directory!

Like the Registry’s training calendar, the Trainer Directory is another way for registered trainers/sponsors to advertise their services. It also...

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Train the Trainer Opportunity

The Children's Cabinet - Reno is offering a Train the Trainer session on April 10, 2014 for individuals who offer training, technical assistance or similar support to child care providers. Attendees will learn the free or lowcost steps that child care providers can take to protect the children in their care from common environmental hazards.

Learn...

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Trainer News: May 2013

Attention Trainers - Only Two Weeks Left!

All registered trainers must complete an online training in adult learning principles titled “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors” and submit a signed copy of the revised ...

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NEW! Registered Trainer Complaint Protocol

Participants of professional development training events occassionally provide feedback or issue a complaint about the behaviors and practices of an individual registered as a trainer with The Nevada Registry. For this reason, the Registered Trainer Complaint Protocol has been developed. This document provides clearly...

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Revised Trainer Agreement - Adopted March 2013

The following trainer agreement, dated March 2013, outlines the updated ethical obligations, responsibilities and professional expectations for all registered trainers participating in The Nevada Registry’s training approval system. Going forward, each person wishing to continue as a...

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No-Cost Training for Registered Trainers - Limited Time Offer

In February, The Nevada Registry announced a new requirement for registered trainers: all registered trainers must complete an online course in adult learning principles titled, “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors”. This requirement must be met by June 1, 2013.

Complete the Course for Free!
The course is being offered by the...

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Attention Registered Trainers - Important Updates to the Training Approval System

In addition to implementing a new training requirement for trainers, the Registry's trainer agreement has been updated/revised and policies for handling complaints about registered trainers have been developed. A letter outlining these changes...

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Trainer News: March 2013

In February 2013, the Registry announced a new requirement for trainers going into effect as of June 1, 2013. This issue of the Trainer News includes instructions for accessing the required online course. The course is being offered by the ChildCare Education Institute at no-cost to all trainers registered with The Nevada Registry...

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Trainer News: February 2013

As of June 1, 2013, all registered trainers/sponsors are required to have completed an online course in adult learning principles titled, “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors’, offered by the Child Care Education Institute (CCEI). The course will be available at no-cost during a 60-day promotional period April 1 – May 31, 2013. Anyone completing...

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New Requirement for Registered Trainers

Important Update to the Training Approval System:
New Professional Development Requirement for Registered Trainers/Sponsors

All registered trainers/sponsors must complete an online course in adult learning principles titled, “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors’, offered by the Child...

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Attention Trainers: Year-End Office Closure

Training approval requests will not be accepted between Monday, December 17, 2012 and Monday, December 31st. Our office will also be closed December 24th – January 1, 2013. Please plan accordingly to ensure that all of your requests are submitted by 4 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012. Trainings will not be post-approved.

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Trainer News - October 2012

Whether you are a seasoned trainer or just getting started, becoming (and remaining) an effective instructor of adult education requires practice and a commitment to lifelong learning. This issue of the Trainer News is dedicated to providing you with tips and ideas to incorporate into your next training as well as tips for successfully navigating...

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New E-Newsletter Communication with Trainers

The Nevada Registry just launched a 2nd e-newsletter specifically designed for trainers and sponsors. The purpose of the Trainer News is to let trainers/sponsors know about new resources that are available, keep them informed of important news and updates related to the training approval system and to support the professional growth of our adult educators. 

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Attention Trainers: 2 Week Submission Policy Enforced

Please be advised that while it has always been policy that trainings be submitted 2 weeks in advance of the date of the training, we have been able to be very flexible up to this point. However, as of October 1, 2012, ALL requests, whether by fax, email or phone, must be submitted in accordance with this deadline. Please plan ahead and submit your requests according to the...

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