If you are a current user of the legacy Safety 1st program, we want to clarify a few key details about how the legacy system differs from the new Training Center.
In the legacy system, students earned a single certificate (PLST or Supervisor). The new Safety 1st Training Center uses a ratings-based approach allowing students to earn ratings as they train. Instead of a certificate that expires on a fixed date, the courses that make up ratings have individual expiration dates. This means that when recurrent training comes due, it will be spread out over time, helping to create a continuous training culture!
During transition to the Safety 1st Training Center ALL LEGACY SAFETY 1st CERTIFICATIONS WILL REMAIN VALID UNTIL THEY EXPIRE.
The best practice for transitioning from the legacy system is:
- Add your students into the new Training Center;
- But do not have them speed through the new courses. Just ensure they earn the ratings they need PRIOR to their legacy certificate expiring.
The goal is to create a continuous training culture, not require every rating to come due at once when it is time for recurrency.
As always, thanks for supporting NATA Safety 1st and do not hesitate to email us firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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