Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here you will find a helpful list of questions and answers to regular inquiries that arise. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, please don't hesitate to contact the center directly.

How do I register for the training?

To register for the training, scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the "Register Now" button. You will need to complete an online registration form and will be redirected to a secured payment site that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or eCheck. You will also be given the option print an invoice and send a check via postal mail. However, this payment method will result in a delay in being granted access to the training, since access to the online portion will not be granted until payment has been received.

What is the registration deadline?

Registration for each face-to-face training session will close when the course capacity has been reached.

How much does the training cost?

This training is $75 per person.

Who are the instructors of the training?

The online training modules were recorded by Amanda Nickerson, PhD, Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention. Kathleen Allen, P.D., Training and Evaluation Specialist for the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, will teach the face-to-face sessions. More information about Drs. Nickerson and Allen.

What are the requirements of this training?

As mandated by the New York State Education Department, this training consists of a 3-hour online portion and a 3-hour face-to-face portion. The online portion contains four Modules, each requiring a score of 80% or better on the quiz to proceed and successfully complete the training. The online portion must be completed at least 24 hours before the face-to-face session. The face-to-face portion is successfully completed through attendance and active participation.

How do I access the online portion of the training?

  1. Open Blackboard
  2. Register as a new user to be enrolled in the course. 
  3. Be sure to write down your username and password in case you don't complete the course in one sitting.

Can I complete the online portion of the training after I have attended the face-to-face session?

No. The online training must be completed at least 24 hours before the face-to-face session.

How will I know that I have successfully completed the online training?

Once you have completed all of the online Module quizzes with a score of 80% or better, you will receive an email from the Alberti Center (please allow one to two business days) confirming that you have successfully completed the online portion and are ready to attend your scheduled face-to-face session.

How will I show that I have completed the training?

At the conclusion of the face-to-face session, you will be given a copy of your certificate of completion form as proof of your having completed the training. For University at Buffalo students, this training will also be listed on your official transcript. Alberti Center staff will submit your completion of the course electronically to the New York State Education Department to be included under "workshops" on your TEACH account. We highly recommend that you also keep a copy of the certificate for your records.

What do I need to bring with me to the face-to-face training session?

You will need paper and a pen or pencil. Come prepared to learn and interact! You will also need to provide the following information (EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS IN YOUR TEACH ACCOUNT) in order for your certificate to be electronically submitted to NYSED:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Last 5 digits of social security number

How many students will be in each face-to-face training session?

The maximum capacity for each session is 25 students.

How do I switch to a different face-to-face training session date?

You may email alberticenter@buffalo.edu to request a change to your face-to-face session. Requests must be made at least two weeks before the date of your registered face-to-face session and are subject to the availability of open seats in the requested session.

Can I cancel my registration for a complete refund?

As long as it is at least two weeks before your face-to-face session and you have not yet accessed the online training, you may contact alberticenter@buffalo.edu to request a full refund.

May I take only the online or the face-to-face portion through the Alberti Center and complete the rest of the training with another provider?

No. Both the online and face-to-face trainings must be completed through the Alberti Center or be taken entirely through another provider.