A controlled course is open only to individuals approved by the Lead Instructor or Course Administrator.
The online system will allow anyone to request a seat in a controlled class. However, they may not register until their request has been approved. Once approved or denied, the potential student will receive e-mail notification and, if approved, will be able to complete their registration by paying the course fees. Individuals appear on the course roster as soon as payment is received and processed.
Some of the benefits of this process are the ability (1) to post a partially public class (save seats) and (2) to more easily manage local fees.
- Example One
You are conducting a course with a total of 15 open seats. Ten of the seats are reserved for students from the local police department, and you want to open up the other five seats to the public. This system will allow anyone from the public to reserve a seat, but you as the course administrator, have the power to approve only five of the reservation requests from community members and leave the other ten seats open for the police department. Similarly, if the police department later decides to send only eight people, you can still open up the other two seats to the public.
- Example Two
You are conducting a course and need to charge a local fee of $100 dollars. Because this system will allow anyone from the public to reserve a seat, but not to complete his or her registration without approval, you can:
- State in the course description to submit payment of $100 directly to you and then only approve those that have submitted payment.
- The individuals would then complete their registration by submitting the $75 national program fee to Safe Kids