Online Classes

Campus Security Authority and Responsible Employee Online Training Program

Institutions can purchase an Online Training Center that contains various courses to enhance their administrative capability to comply with the Clery Act and Title IX by training their Clery Act Campus Security Authorities [CSAs] and Title IX Responsible Employees [REs] on the requirements of both laws. Institutions can decide in which course(s) to enroll CSAs and REs for one low cost (based on the number of licenses) and the system helps to document training completion and comprehension of subject matter. Each campus will be able to enroll their own learners into a customized Online Training Center in which they can manage enrollments, monitor program completion, and run administrative reports. Learners will be provided with a certificate of completion following successful fulfillment of all program modules and related assessments.

Online VAWA Adjudicator Training Program
DSA is a Corporate Sponsor of NACCOP (www.NACCOP.org)

In 2013, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 amended the Clery Act, in part, to require that officials involved in the student conduct process receive “annual training on the issues related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and on how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability.”

The National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP) has developed, in consultation with subject matter experts and student conduct administrators who are recognized as leaders in the field, an online VAWA Adjudicator Training Program specifically designed for institutional officials involved in the adjudication of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking offenses involving students (collectively, “sexual misconduct”).

Institutional officials who may benefit from this training program may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff/Administrators involved in the adjudication of sexual misconduct; and
  • Students, Faculty, Staff/Administrators involved in the consideration of any appeals involving sexual misconduct, as well as senior institutional leaders such as Vice Presidents, President/Chancellor, and/or members of institutional governance boards to whom students may appeal findings and/or sanctions pursuant to institutional, system-wide, or state policies

Program Benefits

This online, self-paced training program will provide participants with an affordable, convenient way to meet the VAWA annual training requirement. Each campus will be able to enroll their own learners into a customized Online Training Center in which they can manage enrollments, monitor program completion, and run administrative reports. Learners will be provided with a certificate of completion following successful fulfillment of all program modules and related assessments.

Clery Compliance Officer Certification Program
DSA is a Corporate Sponsor of NACCOP (www.NACCOP.org)

The NACCOP Clery Compliance Officer Certification Program (CCO Certification Program) is designed for eligible employees of colleges and universities who want to benefit from NACCOP’s unmatched practical expertise in leading and managing Clery Act compliance activities.

The CCO Certification Program will provide participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a comprehensive professional development program that leads to a professional credential from the only association serving the needs of Clery compliance officers and professionals.

Why Should You Participate?

The purpose of the CCO Certification Program is to provide a professional-level credential for practitioners involved in managing Clery Act compliance activities at their respective colleges and universities. The certification will demonstrate the candidate’s successful completion of a rigorous combination of educational initiatives that will prepare them to effectively lead their institution’s Clery Act compliance program.

In addition to receiving comprehensive instruction through a series of in-person, online and on-demand programs, participants will receive personalized attention and feedback from the leaders of NACCOP as they work through the various components of the Certification Program.

Why Should Your Institution Support Your Participation in the CCO Certification Program?

The Clery Act is a complex and ever-evolving law riddled with ambiguous rules with many exceptions. The consequences of noncompliance are far-reaching for institutions. Fines and reputational damage stemming from negative media attention are just the tip of the iceberg for institutions that have been subject to a Department of Education program review that identified one or more violations of the Clery Act.

By supporting participation in the CCO Certification Program, institutions are making a strategic investment in the professional development of personnel involved in Clery compliance activities to mitigate the risk of noncompliance that stems from a poorly designed and/or executed compliance program.

Institutions have a responsibility to ensure that the personnel involved in managing Clery Act compliance activities have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively lead the institution’s Clery Act compliance program. The CCO Certification Program will provide participants with expert instruction related to the foundational aspects of Clery compliance activities. The program also provides a mechanism for assessing participants’ knowledge and understanding of the law, as program participants must demonstrate they have mastered essential concepts prior to completing the Certification Program and claiming the associated credential (Certified Clery Compliance Officer). Employees completing the program will be in an outstanding position to enhance their service to the sponsoring institution by bolstering its capacity to get into and/or maintain compliance with the Clery Act.

Persons interested in learning more about the CCO Certification Program, including information about Program Eligibility, Requirements, Costs, and the application process or to apply for the program–visit the NACCOP website at www.NACCOP.org

OnlineVAWA Prevention and Awareness Training for Students and Employees (Omnigo 360 Stay Safe)
Provided by DSA Corporate Sponsor Omnigo

Campuses can purchase an online training program that accomplishes two goals for institutions of higher education:

  • Omnigo 360 Stay Safe provides a primary prevention and awareness program for incoming students and new employees and ongoing prevention and awareness program for current students and current employees to assist campuses with coming into compliance with the programming requirements of the Clery Act, as amended by the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA).
  • Omnigo 360 Stay Safe teaches students, faculty, and staff about creating a safe and healthy campus community where they take care of themselves, look out for one another, and make choices to enhance their safety and the safety of others.

For more information about the Omnigo 360 Stay Safe program, visit: https://www.omnigo.com/solutions/public-safety-training

Online Sexual Assault Investigations Recertification (SAIR) Training Program

The Clery Act, as amended by the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, requires that all investigators (criminal as well as civil rights/Title IX/conduct) and persons involved in the adjudication of sexual assault incidents receive annual training on the issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. They are required to receive annual training about how to conduct an investigation and adjudication process that protects the safety of the victim and promotes accountability.

Attendees of the D. Stafford & Associates training programs Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police/Public Safety and Civil Rights (Conduct/Title IX) Investigators: Conducting Trauma-Informed Investigations class or the Title IX

are eligible to participate in the Online SAIR Training Program, which will fulfill the annual training requirement regarding sexual assault as required by the Clery Act. DSA will make available at least two required class per year for attendees to maintain their certification. Each class will include a quiz to assess learning.

The online training is delivered via a Learning Management System that can be accessed anytime. Attendees receive a certificate following the successful completion of the required online classes.

(NOTE: The online training class is limited to individuals who have graduated from either the D. Stafford & Associates Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police/Public Safety and Civil Rights (Conduct/Title IX) Investigators: Conducting Trauma-Informed Investigations class or the Title IX

. DSA staff will verify that the person has graduated from one of these two classes prior to providing the registrant with a login and password to the system).

The Online SAIR Training Program is available at an annual cost of $89.00/person. If a registrant of this program is also a registrant of the Online DVDVS Investigations Recertification Training Program, the cost for the Online SAIR Training Program is reduced to an annual cost of $69.00/person.

Online Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking (DVDVS) Investigations Recertification Training Program

The Clery Act, as amended by the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, requires that all investigators (criminal as well as civil rights/Title IX/conduct) and persons involved in the adjudication of dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking incidents receive annual training on the issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. They are required to receive annual training about how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of the victim and promotes accountability.

Attendees of the D. Stafford & Associates Investigation of Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking for Campus Police/Public Safety and Civil Rights (Conduct/Title IX) Investigators: Conducting Trauma Informed Investigations class

are eligible to participate in the Online DVDVS Investigations Recertification training classes, which will fulfill the annual training requirement regarding dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking as required by the Clery Act. DSA will make available at least two required class per year for attendees to maintain their certification. Each class will include a quiz to assess learning.

The online training is delivered via a Learning Management System that can be accessed anytime. Attendees receive a certificate following the successful completion of the required online classes.

(NOTE: The online training class is limited to individuals who have graduated from the D. Stafford & Associates Investigation of Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking for Campus Police/Public Safety and Civil Rights (Conduct/Title IX) Investigators: Conducting Trauma Informed Investigations class. DSA staff will verify that the person has graduated from the required class prior to providing the registrant with a login and password to the system. (Note: Attendees of the Investigation of Sexual Misconduct and Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking Training Class are also eligible to enroll in this online recertification course.)

The Online DVDVS Investigations Recertification Program is available at an annual cost of $89.00/person. If a registrant is also a registrant of the Online SAIR Training Program, the cost for the Online DVDVS Investigations Recertification Program is reduced to an annual cost of $69.00/person.