Get Started Now! New Training Credit Details for 2016

We have updated guidelines for our Training Credit programs that will make these credits easier to obtain and more effective at reducing your riskTS Logo

A record number of districts participated in the Training Credit programs this year. More than forty districts qualified this year, with participation incoming from more than 2,500 employees. This blows away our previous years’ results.

Qualifying districts will see their credits applied to their renewal invoices, which they should receive in the next few months.

We are always looking for ways to make these programs more effective and easier to access. The Pool’s Board wants members to enjoy the savings of these programs, but it is essential that employees complete the required training in order for their district, and the Pool, to reap the benefit of that training.

To that end, we have made a few alterations to the Training Credit programs for 2016/2017.

Here is an outline of what’s new:

  • Apply for savings: This year, we are asking that any district that wishes to participate in the program fill out an application that will allow us to keep in touch with your progress, track your completion, and make the process easier for everyone.
  • Tracking period expanded: We will now track training from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 to qualify for the credits for 2017 (this year, we only went back to January 1).
  • New Courses: Both credits now have 20 qualifying courses each, we have removed some courses that few employees took, and have added courses that are relevant to specific types of districts such as Water or Park operations.
  • More Relevant Courses: We have moved all hiring, management, and supervisor-centric courses to the Supervisor Training Credit program, and moved courses to Affirmative Defense that speak to all levels of employees.
  • Fewer Required Courses: We now only require  one course completion per required employee for the Supervisor Training credit. Previously, we required four, so this is a significant change. In order to get both credits, supervisors and managers would only have to theoretically take 2 courses instead of 5.
  • More places to login: We now have logins for our Training Center on our website as well as on The Risk Management Review’s home page. These portals will get you into the Training Center most relevant to you, even if that is the Water Training Center or a specialized version for a specific fire district.

Our website outlines these programs for the next period in detail. This includes a new listing of which courses are required, who needs to participate, and how you can get started.

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