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September 20, 2021

Remote Training Sessions and Exam Vouchers

In April 2020 in an effort to meet the changing needs of the trainer community, we provided TIPS training presentation decks to give trainers the ability to conduct live TIPS training sessions via Zoom or other video/web conferencing platforms. We also provided an online exam testing system to allow participants to take the certification exam online. That’s right…no more paper exams! In addition, trainers can now download PDF versions of all the TIPS Participant Manuals from your TIPS Training Portal. You can find both the manuals and training decks in the Trainer Libraries.
So, how can trainers administer online exams? To conduct TIPS sessions using online exams, trainers are required to:

  • Pre-register each session in the TIPS Training Portal. Note: There are some jurisdictions that do NOT permit online exams including AK, DE, IL, IN, LA, MD, MT, NV, OR, RI, TN, UT, WA, WI, and Guam. Trainers in these jurisdictions will not be able to purchase Exam Vouchers. 
  • Purchase Participant Exam Vouchers ($16 each). Trainers should order a voucher for each participant in their session. 
  • Provide the appropriate TIPS Participant Manual to each participant in your TIPS session. TIPS Participant Manuals can now be downloaded from your TIPS Training Portal.
  • Conduct the session and then provide an Exam Voucher to each participant at the end of the session. 

TIPS sessions using Exam Vouchers, rather than paper exams, can be conducted in-person or remotely. We are excited to offer our trainers this new option. Contact us today at 800-GET-TIPS or 800-438-8477 to learn more! 

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