The upcoming dates for the three-hour, virtual portion of the course are:

  • Jan. 25, 2021 (4-7p.m.)

  • May 3, 2021 (4-7p.m.)

  • Aug. 11, 2021 (4-7p.m.)

There will be two portions of the six-hour class. The first three hours will be offered online, and the last three hours will be offered in person from 8-11 a.m. at the Administrative Office Building on the third floor at 420 E. German St. in Herkimer (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED).

The upcoming dates for the three-hour, in-person portion of the course are:

  • Aug. 13, 2019 (at the WEB Complex at 352 Gros Blvd. in Herkimer)

  • Oct. 16, 2019 (8-11 a.m.)

  • Jan. 22, 2020 (8-11 a.m.)

  • March 18, 2020 (8-11 a.m.)

  • May 13, 2020 (8-11 a.m.)

You need only to attend one in-person portion following the successful completion of the online portion of the course.

Directions to register and pay are as follows:

Registration: To register, please click HERE and search "DASA" for all available trainings. You must register through MyLearningPlan to reserve your space in the selected course.

Cost: Free for employees of Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES and component districts subscribing to the Health and Safety Service.

For all others: $90. Please make checks payable to Herkimer BOCES, and write "Dignity Act Certification Course" in the memo section. Please mail payment to:

Adam Hutchinson
Herkimer BOCES
Safety Service Coordinator
352 Gros Blvd.
Herkimer, NY 13350

At this time, we are only able to accept checks or money orders.

To be fully prepared to complete this course, PRIOR to attending the in-person portion, please log on to: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html. Choose: “I wish to proceed," choose a BIAS test - complete and bring the results with you to discuss during this course.


  • Glenn Manning (315-867-2034)

  • Sarah Trunfio (315-867-2201)

Upon completion of both portions of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. BOCES will upload the required completion information to the TEACH system, as per the NYSED requirements. In order for it to upload correctly you do need to have a TEACH account.

QUESTIONS Regarding DASA and Certification Requirements:
If you have questions about whether or not you need to take the DASA Training for your certification, you can contact the Regional Certification at ONC BOCES or the NYSED Office of Teaching. The Regional Certification Office serves as an extension of the Teacher Certification Division of the New York State Education Department. The office provides evaluative and consultant services to component school districts and HFHO BOCES on New York State teacher and coaching certification requirements.

Regional Certification Office - HFHO BOCESDiana Cassidy, Regional Certification Specialist
Email: dcassidy@herkimer-boces.org
Phone: (315) 867-2018
Fax: (315) 867-2002