DASA Training Information for Potential Providers

Background: The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) added Article 2 to the Education Law (Education Law ยงยง10 through 18), to require, among other things, school districts to create policies and guidelines to be used in school training programs to discourage the development of discrimination or harassment and to enable employees to prevent and respond to discrimination or harassment.  These provisions took effect on July 1, 2012.   

In June 2012 the Legislature enacted Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, which amended the Dignity Act to include a requirement that school professionals applying for a certificate or license on or after July 1, 2013 complete training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination.  In June 2013 the Legislature amended the effective date to December 31, 2013.

  • Application forms and information for Approval as a Provider of Coursework or Training In Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, And Discrimination In Schools: Prevention And Intervention (DASA training). Certification as a provider is valid for three years.  
  • Applications must be accompanied by supporting materials and a $600 application processing fee if required, see the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Subpart 57-4External Link

  • If approved as a DASA training provider, instructions regarding how to electronically report workshop completers will be emailed to the address listed on your application

  • Certification is valid for three years.

  • Submit completed Applications for Approval, including the fee made payable to the New York State Education Department (if applicable) to:
    New York State Education Department
    Office of Teaching
    89 Washington Ave
    Albany, NY 12234
    DASA Training
Last Updated: March 2, 2015