Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: YP Certificates
Sun, 1 Nov 1998 20:55:41 -0500
How long is the Youth Protection Certification good for?
When I ask this question at a local level, they cannot find any written
Our council states that the certificates are good for only three years. To
keep current, you must retake the course every three years. I do not want
to start a debate on weather this is right or wrong, but rather does
national have a limit on this certificate.
What started this? When I first took the course I received the certificate
that National provides. It had no time limit. When I was told that I had
to retake the course when working at Day Camp, this certificate was not
National's, but a photocopy with a time limit typed on it. The second
course showed the exact same video I originally saw.
I do realize that the local council may place other stipulation. I would
expect a written policy. So why can they not find it?
ADC, UC, Webmaster - National Pike District, Baltimore Area Council
P.S. I am being told that the new safety certificate would only be valid for