NYSED Dignity Act Training

Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools:
Prevention and Intervention

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About the Training

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Dignity for All Students Act requires that all students applying for certification as of December 31, 2013, have 6 hours of coursework or training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. As mandated by NYSED, this training consists of a 3-hour online portion and a 3-hour face-to-face portion.

Through SUNY Buffalo, the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention is an approved provider of this training.

Steps to complete this training through the Alberti Center:

  1. Click on the "Register Now" button at the bottom of this page to register and pay for the training.
  2. Complete the 3-hour online training session at least 24 hours before the face-to-face session. See instructions to access online training.
  3. Complete the 3-hour face-to-face training session on the date selected during registration.
  4. Receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the face-to-face training session (for UB students, the completion of this training will be listed on the official transcript).

Please be sure to review the Frequently Asked Questions below for other important information.

More information about the NYSED requirements

Upcoming Training Sessions

Training Location: Unless noted otherwise, all sessions take place on the University at Buffalo North Campus in 101 Baldy Hall (KIVA Room). Please note the time and room location of the session you register to attend.

Parking Information

  • Saturday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Registration Information

Cost: $75

Registration for each face-to-face training session will close at least one week in advance or when the course capacity has been reached.

Please note that any changes to your face-to-face training session date must be completed at least 2 weeks in advance and are subject to the availability of open seats. Complete cancellations must also be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the face-to-face training and before the online training has been accessed to be eligible for a refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the training?

What is the registration deadline?

How much does the training cost?

Who are the instructors of the training?

What are the requirements of this training?

How do I access the online portion of the training?

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

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

How will I show that I have completed the training?

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

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

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

Can I cancel my registration for a complete 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?

Questions? Contact the Alberti Center at alberticenter@buffalo.edu or 716-645-1532.