You may have questions when submitting a training for Registry approval for the first time. While the information below is not a comprehensive explanation of the training approval process, it does provide answers to some of the most frequently asked general training approval-related questions. Please refer to the most current information regarding training approval on the For Trainers page of the website and/or contact The Nevada Registry for more information. Specific questions regarding the trainer qualification process can be found here.
How far in advance do I need to submit a training request for approval?
New (original) training events may be submitted up to 3 days prior to the date of the event and duplicate training sessions may be submitted 1 day prior to the date of the event. Original events are reviewed and approved by Registry staff, whereas duplicate events are automatically approved upon saving from within your Online Portal. Trainers are encouraged to submit requests for training approval as far in advance as possible to allow adequate time to prepare for the training. This also allows attendees time to more intentionally plan their professional development.
What if I am offering the same training several times through the year?
It is required that you obtain a unique approval code each time your training is delivered, even when you are repeating the same training that has already been approved by The Nevada Registry. Simply log into your Online Portal and select “Duplicate a Training” from your list of options. A new approval code will be issued immediately upon submission/approval.
How can I advertise my training sessions?
The Registry maintains an online statewide calendar of training events that is available by visiting the Training Calendar on this website. Each time you receive an approval code for a training you are offering, and when that training is open to the public, your training is automatically added to the training calendar and can be viewed by anyone who has access to the internet. This is a great way to advertise your training events for FREE, to let ECE professionals know what training is available to meet their professional development needs and to help the Registry track the training that is being offered on a statewide basis as well!
What if the training I am offering covers more than one Core Knowledge Area (CKA)?
The Registry realizes that many training sessions are comprehensive and can cover a variety of topics within a single training event. However, in order to capture the types of training sessions that are being offered on a statewide basis and to determine how they fit into Nevada’s identified Core Knowledge Areas (CKA), it is necessary for trainers to select only one CKA that will be the primary focus of the training. Categorizing training by CKA will help our state identify areas of strength, gaps in training information, and can help guide future training development so that we may ensure that a broad spectrum of training is available for professionals across our state.
What is the minimum length a training session must be in order to be approved?
Training sessions must be at least one hour in length in order to be approved.
What if an attendee misses a portion of the training session?
In order to receive credit for attending a training, attendees must be present at the training for the entire scheduled timeframe. If the accumulated time out of class* extends beyond 15 minutes total, no class credit should be granted. (Approval codes are specific to the number of hours approved and cannot be adjusted for partial attendance).
*”Time out of class” includes late arrivals, extended breaks and early departures.
Can I receive training hours for the training sessions I deliver?
Delivering a training session is viewed differently from attending a training session. For this reason, trainers cannot receive child care training hours for the training they deliver, and cannot count hours spent providing training toward his/her annual training hours required by Child Care Licensing. Trainers should not sign in on the attendance sheet (which creates an inaccurate attendance count), nor should they issue a Certificate of Completion to themselves for the training (i.e., a person cannot be a trainer and an attendee at the same training).
What is the difference between in-person, online and virtual training and which format can I deliver?
- In-Person Training
In-person training occurs in a traditional classroom-like setting on a specific day at a specific time with both the trainer and the adult learners present. This format allows for the most interaction, active learning and engagement when delivered by a high-quality trainer utilizing effective adult learning strategies and techniques. The Nevada Registry believes this is the most effective format of training, especially for Early Childhood professionals, as it provides the greatest opportunities to ask questions, participate in hands-on activities and collaborate with/learn from other professionals working in similar settings. Nevada Registry Approved and Registered trainers are eligible to submit in-person training for approval based on their approved training topics.
- Online Training
The Nevada Registry defines Online Training as self-paced, independent learning that is completed on the computer via the internet. Online courses can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and are completed at the learner’s pace in the comfort of his/her own home. While there is generally a way to communicate with the instructor via email, there is no in-person interaction between the instructor and “student”. There are currently over 1600 online courses listed on the Training Calendar. Online courses are only approved for agencies who are IACET approved.
- Virtual Training
Virtual training refers to training delivered in a virtual or simulated environment. The learner and the trainer are in separate locations, connecting via a video communication platform such as ZOOM, GoTo Meeting, etc. Virtual training sessions and virtual training environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience. While The Nevada Registry defines this format of training as “Virtual Training”, it is also commonly referred to as online learning, eLearning and Web-based Training. Regardless of terminology, virtual training involves a live trainer who can provide immediate support and interaction. Whereas online courses are completed independently, virtual training options enable dispersed populations to be trained at the same time, but like in-person training, virtual training is most effective when led by experienced trainers who are mindful of class size, training session length and effective adult learning and engagement strategies. Nevada Registry Approved and Registered trainers are eligible to submit virtual training in their approved training topics when criteria for the delivery of virtual training has been met.
Can I deliver training in a private home/residence?
The Nevada Registry does not approve training that occurs in the private residence of a trainer or anyone else. This decision is based on the potential health, safety and liability risks that are present when individuals are invited into a person’s private home to deliver or attend a training session. Trainers are encouraged to explore alternative low cost (often free) locations to deliver training such as libraries, community centers, churches, child care facilities, etc.
How do I become eligible to deliver the required CCDBG Health & Safety Training?
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 CCDBG health and safety training that is required within 120 days of employment in a child care facility (Building and Physical Premises Safety, Emergency Preparedness Medication Administration, Shaken Baby Syndrome and Transportation Safety). To determine whether or not you are eligible to deliver this training content, read the guidelines stipulated in the CCDBG Health and Safety Training Guidelines for Approved Trainers document of The Nevada Registry. If approved, training titles and objectives for these courses must be submitted exactly as presented within the guidelines (copy and paste). Please note that CCDBG Health and Safety Training will only be approved when the content requirements and trainer qualifications have been met.
Can basic orientation training be approved for child care training hours?
Training that is specific to the policies and procedures (basic orientation) of a center will not be approved for child care training hours. The basis for this decision has to do with the requirements that the state has outlined related to the orientation of new staff versus the initial and ongoing training requirements for staff (orientation to the policies and procedures is a basic requirement under NAC 432A.320 but is not part of the training requirements outlined under the regulations for initial and ongoing training requirements). The policies and procedures implemented by a center related to the operations of the facility, employee expectations, enrollment procedures, etc. are seen as separate and distinct responsibilities for directors. While the information is certainly important for new staff and required by the regulations, the content isn’t specifically related to providing services to children and therefore cannot be approved for child care training hours.
What information do the certificates I issue to attendees need to include?
A Certificate of Completion must be provided to each attendee at the conclusion of each training session. To ensure that participants receive appropriate credit for attendance by Child Care Licensing, the certificate must indicate that the training was approved by The Nevada Registry, include the number of child care training hours earned as well as the unique Registry-issued approval code. Pre-filled certificates containing all of the required information are available and can be downloaded from within your Online Portal account.
Who can deliver training in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
Caregivers working in facilities that care for infants 12 months and younger are required to complete training in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as part of the initial training required by Child Care Licensing. This is a medically-based topic that, as per Registry policy, must be taught by a licensed health care provider or someone otherwise certified/specialized in the topic. As of January 2017, Early Childhood Trainers who have completed the Train the Trainer – Reducing the Risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) course offered by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – Las Vegas and/or The Children’s Cabinet are also authorized to submit this training for approval. Trainers who have been certified to train as a SIDS instructor by an agency other than those listed can also provide training in this topic*. In all cases, documentation verifying licensure or instructor certification status is required prior to approval consideration.
*Taking a college course about SIDS or attending a SIDS workshop will not be accepted as verification of instructor certification. The course must be specifically targeted toward strategies for teaching the topic to adult learners and must result in a certification of some sort.
Who can deliver Bloodborne Pathogens Training?
As per Licensing regulation 432A.308 (Adopted Regulation R112-06), training in Bloodborne Pathogens must be taught by a licensed health care professional or a representative of a licensed health care agency or clinic (or someone otherwise trained and certified in the topic).
Who can deliver asthma and allergy training?
Due to the medical nature of the topic, this training must be provided by a licensed health care provider or a representative of a licensed health care agency or clinic (or someone otherwise trained and certified in the topic).