Experienced Program Staff Certificate

The Experienced Program Staff Certificate course is specifically designed for experienced program staff who have worked with young people in a camp, afterschool, summer enrichment program, or in other community-based youth settings. The activities in this course provide opportunities to apply the lessons to the learner’s own past youth work experiences within the framework of typical work expectations for more experienced program staff. This online course is an intensive 15 hour course built around ACA's thirteen core competencies that results in a certificate of completion and 15 continuing education credits (CECs). (Note: some learners will enter this course after completing the Entry-Level Program Staff Certificate.)

The final component of the course, “Special Interest Experience,” is designed to provide options to focus on a topic of particular interest to the learner. For example, one might be interested in working with a specific clientele (i.e., youth with special needs), a special setting (i.e., wilderness tripping), or a specialized activity (i.e., ropes courses). The learner then designs the learning experiences that allow exploration of the chosen interests. One could attend a special training or conference, complete online experiences, select additional readings, or create some other unique learning opportunities that meet the objectives for the experience. 

At the end of the course, learners will have completed learning experiences that builds on their past experience in working with youth as well as augment their personal skills/knowledge sets, improve their abilities to offer quality experiences to the youth they serve, and enhance their own professional development.

If interested in the scope of the lessons for this certificate course, please review the following course overview and learner outcomes.

Experienced Program Staff Course Overview (Syllabus)

Learner Outcomes for the Experienced Program Staff Certificate Course

EPS-CAQ Length: 15 hours
EPS-CAQ Credits: 15.0 CEC

Course Authors:
John Beitner from Tumbleweed Day Camp
Ann Gillard from Springfield College
John Paul McNeal from Camp Broadstone
Mary Rogers from Sherwood Forest Camp Inc

Purchase Options: Experienced Program Staff Certificate Course

Quantity

Member Price per person

Nonmember Price per person**

1 to 9*
$15/person
$30/person
10 to 25*
$10/person
$20/person
26 to 999*
$8/person
$15/person

*Be sure to indicate the quantity you intend to purchase before you complete your checkout. Note: You do not have to have detailed info for all your learners at the time of purchase. You can amend your list as necessary.

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Looking for a course for Entry-Level Program Staff? 
Try our Entry-Level Program Staff Certificate Course!

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Quantity

Member Price per person for BOTH
Program Staff CAQs

Nonmember Price per person** for BOTH
Program Staff CAQs

1 to 9*
$20/person
$40/person
10 to 25*
$15/person
$30/person
26 to 999*
$10/person
$20/person

 *Be sure to indicate the quantity you intend to purchase before you complete your checkout.
 
*Ordering for 1 to 9 people?  Purchase BOTH Programs Staff Certificate Courses
**Ordering more than 9 people? Call ACA, 800-428-2267800-428-2267 ext. 305 to place your order.