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ACA Staff Training Certificates
ACA’s Staff Training Certificates are more than just online courses! These certificates help you build the added qualifications needed to meet ACA's thirteen core competencies for specific job responsibilities. These intensive online courses are designed as self-directed learning opportunities with a variety of curriculum components suited to a variety of learning styles.
ACA’s Staff Training Certificate Courses are designed for individuals from varied audiences interested in expanding their knowledge and skills related to particular roles in camp or related youth development work. These staff training certificate courses are considered foundational for the varied audiences addressed since all thirteen core competencies are addressed within each certificate course. Individuals can complete the competency-based requirements and learning activities for one or more certificates, as warranted by their professional needs, time, and interests.
Candidates for each certificate move through the curriculum components at their own pace and complete the required learning activities when ready. Requirements vary by certificate but can include reading articles, posting to an online forum, completing journal entries, viewing videos, conducting observations, and having discussions with a colleague.
A certificate is awarded upon the successful completion of requirements and learning activities. Continuing education credits (CECs) are awarded for participation and completion of the certificate courses and vary from 15-20 CECs per certificate. ACA maintains an educational history for all educational and professional development activities of current members that can be reported as a transcript. Demonstrate to your boss or future employer your commitment to your own professional development or consider investing in the development of your own competent staff!
ACA Core Competencies
Comparison of ACA Core Competencies by Certificate