The mandatory 15-hour Directors Course offered by BPSS will be available only as a real-time (synchronous) online course beginning this year. Directors whose permits were extended as a result of COVID-19 will be prioritized for registration during the first two scheduled sessions of 2021. Registration for the first two offered online sessions of 2021 will be by BPSS invitation only, based on this prioritization.
Directors whose permits were extended as the result of COVID-19 will receive an email from the BPSS Training Unit, with instructions for completing the registration process. Invitations to register will go out on or around May 1, 2021.
The complete course will be delivered over five consecutive days (Monday through Friday), for three hours each day. Attendance will be mandatory for the full 15 hours. The first two scheduled Directors Courses are as follows:
- Session A: June 21 – 25, 2021. Monday – Friday. 9:00am – 12:00pm
- Session B: July 26 – 30, 2021. Monday – Friday. 12:30pm – 3:30pm
- Additional sessions in 2021 will be scheduled at a later date.
BPSS will do its best to accommodate session preference, but registration in your preferred session cannot be guaranteed.
Important: To earn a certificate of completion, directors must attend the entire course, and participate in all course activities and live discussions. Course participation requires internet connectivity, the use of a keyboard, video camera, and microphone technology. Smart phones cannot be used. Specific instructions for accessing the required online training platform will be sent to each registered participant.