This online, interactive Staff Development program is available for employees of participating school districts & candidates for NYS teacher certification.

Course Details

Description: Project S.A.V.E. is a two-hour course that is required for certification of professionals who work in the schools in New York State. It was developed as a response to the ever-increasing violence in our schools. This workshop will provide school personnel with awareness of violence prevention and intervention skills and techniques that they can use.

During the course participants will be asked to submit personal reflections on some of the topics discussed. These reflections will be emailed to the participant along with their certificate at the end of the course.

Duration: The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete, and does not need to be done in one session. Your progress in the course is recorded and you will automatically be returned to the place you left off the next time you login.

Cost: The cost of the course and fee for the certificate is $23 payable via PayPal. You will be directed to PayPal as part of the sign-up process. Before you pay make sure to read the tech note to the right.

How to Sign up: The sign up process is very easy following the steps located on the right side of this page.

Step 1 is to provide your email address. Enter your email address and then click the 'Create Account' button. An email will be sent to your email account with a PIN that will allow you to create your account. Click the link in the email to return to this page for Step 2.

Step 2: Fill out the form provided to include the details necessary for your certificate. As part of the process, you will create a password that you will use when you need to sign in, pay for the course, and take the course. When providing your information, please type your legal/full name as you would like it printed on your certificate of completion. (Note: The form does ask you to provide your Social Security Number as it is needed to process your certificate. We do not use the information that you provide for any purpose other than creating your certificate. Our server uses SSL to ensure that all of your information is transmitted securely. Notice the padlock security symbol and the https:// in your browser)

For Step 3, use your email address and the password you created in Step 2 to login to the course. If you haven't paid the course fee you will be prompted to pay it the first time you login. After that each login will take you directly to your place in the course.

Upon completing the course your certificate will be emailed to you. BOCES will electronically submit workshop information/completion to NYSED the first day of the month after workshop completion. You will see the workshop listed under WORKSHOPS. Always retain a copy of the certificate for your records.

That's all there is to it! We hope you enjoy our course.

If you have already activated your account, skip to Step 3.

Step 1

Create Your Account

To Create an account you need to supply a valid email address. A PIN code will be sent to your email address. Check your email and click the link to return here for Step 2.

Step 2

Activate Your Account

In this step you will provide the information needed for your certificate and will set your own password. Click the button to save your information and activate your account. Then continue to Step 3.

Please type your legal/full name as you would like it printed on your certificate of completion.

Your First name, last name, date of birth & last 5 digits of SS# MUST match your TEACH account/record or the workshop data cannot be uploaded to TEACH.

Step 3

Login to the Course

Once you have created and activated your account, click here to launch the course and login. Please make sure you have your speakers turned up for the audio narration.

If you have not paid the fee for the course you will be prompted to make your payment before you can enter the course.

01/18/2023 - Important Tech Note (updated):
We have just updated the S.A.V.E Training to a brand new version that is compatible with all web browsers. If you experience any problems with signing up, payment, or completing the training please send an email to detailing your issue and it will be looked into quickly.

Thank you for choosing GST BOCES as your training provider!
For questions regarding this training, please phone or email Kelly Benjamin, Teacher Certification Coordinator, 607/739-3581 x1486 or

Note: In registering for and completing this workshop, you attest that you are the workshop completer.

Technical support/assistance via email at, or via phone at (607) 795-5324 8 AM - 4 PM EST Monday-Friday.
Ask for the help desk and let them know you are completing the SAVE workshop.