NYS Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Course
This six-hour course DASA Certification Class is delivered by the OHM BOCES Safety Office staff and legal professionals who are approved by the New York State Education Department to provide this training. The training meets the certification requirements for school professionals seeking licensure, certification, or recertification. Participants will learn the history that prompted the DASA legislation: the basic tenants of the DASA; policies related to DASA including the code of conduct; required staff training and student instruction; and the reporting and response process. The DASA class also reviews risk and protective factors, profiles those who bully, sensitivity to targeted groups, the role of progressive discipline, and the creation of culture and climate reform.
The COVID-19 shutdown has impacted many aspects of our lives, especially the ability to work in schools and gather as a group. As a result, the OHM BOCES Safety Office reconfigured the three-hour in-person DASA Certification Class with an online option. The class will be in two parts, each lasting three hours, totaling six hours for parts 1 and 2.
Directions for registering and payment are as follows:
Step 1 – Payment
The cost for this 6-hour course is $100 per participant.
- Or mailing payment to:
Dignity Act Certification Course
OHM BOCES Safety Office
P.O. Box • 70 4747 Middle Settlement Road
New Hartford, NY 13413-0070
Please make checks payable to Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and write "Dignity Act Certification Course" in the memo section.
Step 2 – Registration
Please CLICK HERE to fill out the registration form. All information that you provide needs to be identical to your TEACH account.
Step 3 – Course Access
When your registration is processed you will be sent an email that will contain a URL and password that will allow you access to the course.
*Please allow time for processing the registration materials as the OHM BOCES Safety Office is working remotely. We are working to coordinate the registration and certification process as best we can. However, as this is a new endeavor, we have been working behind the scenes to ensure that all registrants will be provided the opportunity to finish the class online.
Note for OHM BOCES Employees
Employees of the OHM BOCES need to register with the Safety Office directly. If you are interested in this course, please contact the Safety Office by emailing DASA@oneida-boces.org. In order to process your registration, please include in your email:
- Supervisor’s Name
Once approved, the registration process will continue. You will be sent a URL and password via email to take the online portion of the course. Upon successful registration, you will be able to access the course. For information regarding the registration process and any questions, please email DASA@oneida-boces.org.