School Specialist

Upcoming Training & Registration Dates:

We are pausing training for spring. Please check back in July for information on School Specialist training

Training Course Information

School Specialist Team Email: [email protected]

Audience/Who Should Register: Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ) and state employees who will be working as school specialists for COVID-19.

Length of Course: 3-4 hours of self-paced, online self-study and 4 hours (one half day) of live webinars and skill development activities. The online self-study must be completed before coming to the live training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand basic epidemiological principles of pediatric COVID-19.
  • Understand the basic structure and roles and responsibilities of schools and local health departments (LHD).
  • Identify and navigate the essential federal and state policies and guidance for COVID-19.
  • Learn how to respond to basic questions from schools and know when to triage to other members of the LHD.
  • Understand the basic principles of outbreak prevention and data management.
  • Learn how to communicate effectively with school districts.

Language Offerings: The training is currently offered in English

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action is an approved provider of continuing education by the California State Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 17635. This training is approved for up to 8 continuing education hours. Board requirements prevent us from offering CE credit to people who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the training or leave the training early. Therefore, partial credit will not be awarded. For questions about CEUs, please email: [email protected].

Cancellation Policy: Please notify program team 48 hours before training date if you would like to cancel or reschedule.

Refund Policy: Classes are free of charge and no refund will be provided.

Accessibility Accommodations: Our goal is to create trainings that are accessible to everyone. Please email us about accessibility barriers or to request accommodations: [email protected]. Please send your accommodation request at least one week before your training date. We'll do our best to support any accommodation requests regardless of timing.