Updated Course Scheduling Process
The Council has introduced several updated features for course sponsorship in 2016 and 2017. One new feature is the complimentary advertising in the Official CRS Annual Course Listing which will be distributed with our Jan/Feb issue of The Residential Specialist. To be included in this featured advertisement, you must book your CRS Course by November 30, 2016. You can submit a request at any time, but your 2017 course submissions will not be included in our 2017 Official Course Listing.
For additional information about the Preferred Scheduling Period, the new online Course Request Form, and other changes, please reference the information about One-day and Two-day course sponsorship below and the following support materials.
If you have questions about this process or would like more information about sponsoring a CRS Course, please contact the CRS Education Coordinator at 312.321.4411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Sponsor 2016 or 2017 CRS One-day and Two-day Courses
2. Consider your preferences for potential course dates and CRS Certified Instructors.
3. Complete the online CRS Course Request Form. You may request up to 5 courses at the same time. Please note that requests will be honored when possible but some adjustments may be necessary in planning the national course schedule. For your request submission, be prepared to provide information such as: Course Name, Course Date Preferences, Instructor Preferences, Facility, Sponsor Contact Person, On-site Person, and Co-sponsors.
4. Once CRS Education has processed your request form, you will receive a notification that includes information such as course name, date, instructor, and CE eligibility. Sign and return the appropriate materials to CRS and pay the $250 Course Licensing Fee to book your CRS course(s).
5. Once your course is confirmed, CRS will send you electronic copies of the course materials. Prior to the course, print one copy of the course guide for each student in accordance with the Printing Guidelines. If you are a CRS State, you also will receive a link to online registration for your course.
6. Use the Marketing Resources available on CRS.com to begin promoting your courses.
7. On the day of the course, a local person should staff on-site registration and check students in as they arrive at the course. Be sure to keep an accurate record of everyone who attends the course. This is important because it impacts whether or not students receive designation credit and whether or not the course appears in their education histories.
8. At the end of the course, the Instructor and local on-site person must administer the online course exam and evaluation. CRS will provide links to these forms and information about how to use them.
9. After the course has been held, you should pay the per student fees to CRS ($60/student for Two-Day Courses and $30/student for One-Day Courses) and make sure that CRS has a complete roster of students who attended the course.