Attention Trainers: FAQ About the Training Delivery Renewal Requirement
Posted Friday, October 5, 2018 by Shelly Nye
Are you an approved trainer in the Generalist, Out of State or Corporate category? If so, you must meet two specific annual trainer renewal requirements in order to be eligible to renew your trainer approval status for the 2019 calendar year. To be eligible, the following requirements must be met:
- You must deliver a minimum of four Registry-approved training sessions by December 31, 2018; and
- You must complete 15 hours of required continuing education training and/or college coursework relevant to your field of practice/certification, including a minimum of three hours in adult learning principles, by December 31, 2018.
Trainers who do not fully meet both requirements by December 31, 2018 will not be eligible to renew their trainer approval status until January 2020.
This post provides answers to a few frequently asked questions about the delivery of four Registry-approved training sessions only. Please see the separate post on the ‘NEWS’ page of The Nevada Registry website with answers to frequently asked questions regarding the completion of continuing education.
Q: In order to be eligible to renew my trainer approval status for the 2019 calendar year, I am required to deliver four training sessions. Is this a total of four trainings or four hours?
A: The requirement is to deliver four training sessions, regardless of the length of those sessions (training must be a minimum of one hour).
Q: Do all of my training sessions need to be open to the public?
A: No. There is no requirement to deliver training to the public, but trainers who deliver at least 50% of all training to the public will be eligible to renew early during the PRE-Trainer Renewal period that began on October 1st.
Q: Is the 50% needed/required for early renewal calculated from the required four training sessions or from ALL of the training I deliver? (See previous question.)
A: Trainers must deliver 50% of ALL training to the public to be eligible to renew during the PRE-Trainer Renewal period that began on October 1st.
Q: Do training sessions have to be Registry-approved?
A: Yes. While we are aware that some trainers deliver training to non-child care populations who do not need child care training hours, the four training sessions must be Registry-approved in order to be applied toward the renewal requirement.
Q: What if I schedule training, but no one comes – does this still count as “delivered” training?
A: There is a difference between scheduled training and delivered training. At least one participant must attend in order for a training to be considered “delivered”.
Q: I am an approved trainer and co-presented with another approved trainer for one or more training sessions. Does this training count toward the minimum requirement of delivering four training sessions?
A: Yes, all presenters listed on the original training approval request receive “credit” for delivering training. Co-presenters may not be added to a training after the training has already occurred.
Q: I filled in for a trainer who became ill. Can I received credit for delivering this training session?
A: Changes to approved training must be communicated to the Registry prior to the date of the training (or within 24 hours in the event of an emergency). Trainers will not be added/changed if the training has already occurred.
Q: How do I know how many Registry-approved training sessions I have delivered?
A: Log into your User Portal to see the total number of Registry-approved training sessions you have delivered during this calendar year, the number that were open to the public, and the percentage that have been delivered to the public. You can also view/print a transcript of your approved training sessions from within the Approved Training tab of your User Portal.
Q: I meant to mark a training that I delivered as open to the public, but didn’t. Can I now?
A: No changes can be made to a training that has already been delivered. Training sessions scheduled for the future can be modified up to the day of the event. Contact the Registry if you need to make a change.
Q: What if I do not deliver a minimum of four training sessions by December 31st?
A: Trainers who do not meet the annual trainer renewal requirements in full will not be eligible to renew/deliver training again until January 2020.
Still have questions? Please contact our office for assistance.