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The Dignity Act New York State Certification Class

Janel Payette
Janel Payette
p: (315)  433-2660

Successful completion of this 6 hour course (3 hours on-line and 3 hours in person) will meet the certificate requirements in 14(5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.  OCM BOCES’ class will entail completion of 3 hours on-line and 3 hours in person. 

This course addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, including but not limited to those acts based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.  It also covers the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings.

March 20, 2020, from The State Education Department: To allow DASA training to continue, all approved DASA training providers, and institutions of higher education that include the DASA training in their educator preparation program curricula, may offer the DASA training entirely online during the time period of the state of emergency in New York State for the COVID-19 virus.

As a result, OCM BOCES is currently providing the 3-hour in-person portion of the 6-hour Dignity for All Students Act Certification (DASA) class virtually.

In addition to the 3-hour online portion being due no later than 3 days before attending the virtual in-person portion, participants will be required to provide two documents (NYS TEACH account information page and DASA Certification Completion Form) accurately filled out to the registrar to be eligible to attend the virtual in-person portion. The registrar will email participants regarding the two documents after a participant has registered.

Please note: The Dignity Act Certification Course is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to attend the date you registered for you will have to purchase another class date.


  1. Use the button below to proceed to the OCM BOCES Course Search screen.
  2. Once there, select 'Dignity Act Certification (DASA)' under the category drop down.
  3. The search results will show you all of our DASA courses currently available.
  4. Once you select and register for a Dignity Act Certification course, you will receive an email receipt containing the link to complete the online portion of the course. Please Note: Check both your inbox and your spam folder for the email confirmation.
  5. The on-line coursework must be completed 3 days prior to your scheduled in-person course.
For more information regarding upcoming classes please contact Janel Payette at  or  315-433-2660

Updated 01/08/2020