NYS School Violence Prevention (SAVE) FAQ

Below is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions with regards to school violence prevention courses and training.


A1. Persons seeking certification in New York State are required to take the 2-hour mandated training. This includes teachers, administrators, pupil personnel staff and coaches. Teacher aides and cafeteria staff are non-certified personnel and as such are not required to participate in the mandated 2-hour course.

A2. At initial licensing or license renewal, one time only.


A3. Education Law sections 207, 210, 215, 305(1), (2) and (7), 3004(1) and 3006(1)
Sections 52.21, 80-1.4, 80-3.5 and 80-5.14 of the Commissioner’s Regulations – requirements for teacher certification and teacher education programs concerning school violence prevention and intervention.

A4. New York State licenses specific providers to give the training. Licensees’ credentials are reviewed at the time of application to ensure competence to deliver the training.

A5. This is at the option of the trainer and trainee and can include formal classroom lectures, video presentations, online courses, etc. Laboratory Consultation Services, Inc. provides only online training on this website.

A6. Most trainees report times around 2 hours. Of course, you can stop at any time and continue later when you have more time.

A7. There is a short quiz to help us (and you) ensure that you have command of the material. Answer the questions on the designated form and when you’re done, click submit. The quiz will be automatically scored to give you feedback on your mastery of the course.

Please note: the quiz is not submitted to any regulatory authority and there is no “pass” or “fail” The purpose is, as stated above, to ensure that you have mastered the material

A8. Laboratory Consultation Services, Inc. uploads the course information automatically to NYS Department of Education Office of Teaching Initiatives.

A9. You may go back and reprint it at any time