PLI STUDENT POLICIES FOR CLASSROOMS
The following are from the KBHI Guidelines for CEU Classroom Management. These policies govern all Professional Learning Institute classrooms and procedures for all classes.
- Classes start and end on time.
- Students must sign-in, giving time of arrival, the name that appears on their license (if any, or the name that is to appear on the license), give their residence address, and enter their license number. Each student will be photographed.
- Registration and admittance to class MUST be denied to any student arriving more than 10 minutes late.
- Students barred for violations of these Policies cannot receive continuing education credit. The instructor and the monitor have the responsibility to enforce these Policies and the authority to warn, and then remove, any student who violates school policies.
- CONDUCT OF CLASSES
- One 10 minute break is allowed after each 50 minutes of instruction. No more.
- Students arriving 10 minutes late from lunch or breaks will not be allowed to return to the classroom.
- All classes must be free from any disturbances and inappropriate behavior.
- Cell phones, pagers and other devices must be turned off. You may not be excused to answer a call, though you may leave at any time.
- No other reading materials are allowed other than course outline, texts and handouts. No newspapers, magazine, etc.
- One 10 minute break is allowed after each 50 minutes of instruction. No more.
A registration fee reserves your place in any course. It is due at the time you register for a course. The full course tuition is due and payable before class begins and may be paid on the first day of any class. The registration fee is credited to the tuition for any course you select. If you wish to include all or part of your registration fee in the one-time full tuition payment, a credit card and charge authorization will be accepted in lieu of prepayment. If you pay the full tuition, including registration fee, before class begins, no charge will be applied to your credit card. The credit card will be charged if you do not appear on schedule for a course or if you authorize a charge for payment of the full tuition, including registration, at the beginning of a course. In the event PLI cancels a class, students will be provided suitable dates to reschedule or offered a refund.
- The $279.00 registration fee for pre-licensing courses is not refundable, but you may change your class date (or dates) and apply the registration fee to any session for which space is available. Registrants who do not change their class date (or dates) at least five business days before their scheduled class may be billed for the full tuition if they no-show.
2. Continuing Ed
- The $99.00 registration fee for CE courses is not refundable, but you may change your class date (or dates) and apply the registration fee to any session for which space is available. Registrants who do not change their class date (or dates) at least five business days before their scheduled class will be billed for the full tuition if they fail to attend.
Too often, some other providers, particularly online and distance providers, have been known to issue certificates and “transcripts” to “students” sight unseen, with no authentic verification of the person taking the course. PLI’s outstanding identity confirmation and physical sign-in attendance protocols assure students of the highest level of acceptance.
PLI reserves the right to install a reasonable record retention policy in conformity with applicable law and regulations and retain, delete or destroy records under such a record retention policy, at its sole option, and without notice. It is PLI’s current opinion that no need exists presently to delete the digital records or destroy the physical records described in this Transcript Policy.
It should be noted that PLI almost certainly would not accept a certificate or transcript from other course providers for the purpose of allowing credit toward a PLI certificate, whether for pre-license training or for CE. Instead, students who receive any part of any requirements needed for licensing or certification by a regulatory body or professional organization in satisfaction of their requirements are advised to confirm acceptability with that body or organization. PLI assures the compliance of all PLI courses with the relevant regulatory bodies and professional organizations, but cannot be responsible for any compliance failures of any other educational providers, including, without limitation, any providers lack of approval or good standing at any point in time. PLI is aware of actions by licensing and regulatory agencies that declined to accept certificates from providers who were judged not to have complied with applicable law or regulations, despite having advised students otherwise.
PLI has, however, aided licensees and students by making courses available and providing missing course credits to students who need subjects and credits not supplied by another provider, or who were unable to complete requirements elsewhere, or who were treated unfairly, based on PLI’s examination of the pertinent individual facts. Although uncommon, more than one provider has taken money for courses that did not satisfy the pertinent licensing requirements without informing the student that completion of the offered courses would not met applicable requirements in full. Sometimes, providers simply shut down operations leaving students with unfinished requirements. PLI regards this as a public service when it arises, put in place by PLI to help prevent harm to unwitting enrollees who, concertedly might have done more thorough due diligence but who, in fairness, also were victims of ignorant or unscrupulous marketing and regulatory gaps or failures.
However, even in such cases, PLI does not certify credits reportedly received from other providers.
PLI certifies only those credits delivered by PLI, which satisfy PLI’s standards, applicable law, and regulation.
In those cases, PLI looks to the certificate of the school by the instructor certifying contact hours, completed before the natural disaster struck, solely to ascertain the ability of PLI to supply missing or incomplete course work for licensing or certification. Ordinarily, students then would submit both the troubled provider’s certificate for such credits as were earned there, and PLI’s certificate for the remaining or missing credits earned at PLI.
PLI will be accountable for what PLI does, but not for what others do. PLI will not lend its name to flawed operations, courses or instruction.
PLI works diligently to assure to value of its course certificates to its students. When students complete courses at PLI, they have learned something needed, usually required, and with genuine value. They have not paid for a “diploma mill” or “mail order credentials.” When employers and other experienced professionals see an individual was trained at PLI, they know it’s not just a piece of paper.
Continuing Education (“CE”): For continuing education courses and seminars, certificates of satisfactory completion are presented to students with copies retained in the records of Professional Learning Institute. Almost universally, the sole use of CE certificates is for virtually immediate submission for licensing or license renewal. Most regulatory bodies allow only limited lives for CE certificates. Typically CE certificates are accepted for periods up to two years. Copies are retained by PLI for three years from the date a certificate is first presented. Occasionally course completion certificates are given to voluntary professional associations for other purposes, such as their own internal certification programs and CE programs, again immediately or nearly so. Internal private certification programs customarily follow one-year cycles, with no further use. There presently is no known use at all beyond the two-year licensing cycles. Indeed, CE transcripts in an academic sense are not a part of this field in any sense equivalent to colleges and technical schools, for those reasons. Education accomplishment is documented entirely and exclusively by course completion certificates, as specified by the appropriate regulatory KBHI. PLI retains such documents for various periods, normally related the pertinent licensing cycle, and not less than three years nor more than ten years. These constitute the sole transcripts. PLI provides one copy of a previously delivered certificate at no charge.
Licensing: PLI maintains copies of records required under applicable licensing regulations for three years after the completion of each course, or up to ten years if requested by a student or required by a licensing board.
Reference Database: PLI issues course completion certificates, provides employment and advanced study references, and maintains comprehensive records, comfortably in excess of the minimum required by the applicable regulatory boards or commissions, concerning them.
PLI maintains a comprehensive database with respect to each course and each student, in conformity with applicable regulations, such as the time, date, and place each course is completed; the name, address, and qualifications of each instructor who teaches any portion of the course and whether such instructor has been approved by the regulatory body; the name, address, and license number, if applicable, of each person who registered for the course; the original sign-in sheet used at the site of the course to register persons who attend each course (which requires that every person print their name, list their license number, if applicable, and sign their name); the course syllabus used for each course; and the course evaluations submitted by each student, in addition to actual copies of the certificate of completion for each approved course (the “Student Database”).
Regulatory bodies typically require that providers submit such records to the regulatory body or its agents upon request. PLI policies are designed to assure full compliance with all applicable law and regulations. Accordingly, PLI has created and maintained the KBHI records as described and is able to either digitally or physically provide copies on request – whether by the board or by a student or as otherwise authorized and requested.
Above and beyond the course records required by licensing, administrative, and professional bodies, PLI also maintains a records database, with physically isolated digital backup, and (for a shorter term of three years) a physical backup of separate files for each student (the “PLI Database”). The PLI Database includes the Student Database and each student’s (1) completed PLI Admission Application; (2) completed Enrollment Agreement; and copies of each Certificate for successful completion of all courses for each student (including PLI’s unique identity security protocol with each student’s photograph both recorded and printed on each Certificate). The form of Certificates also have been approved by the agencies requiring them.
This PLI Database produces an academic record (or “transcript”) memorializing each student’s completed courses, dates and hours of attendance for all courses (or “attendance record”) including “sign in” and “sign out” sheets, credit (or “contact hours”) for each course completed, and the payment history (or “student account”) for each student. The PLI Database also may include additional information, not a part of every student record, based on the individual student’s achievement (such as prizes or honors) or the student’s biographical facts, including current contact information, where available, and references supplied (at the student’s request) to third parties.
PLI also maintains an alumni contact system that includes regular alumni reunions and conferences and free professional newsletters for all alums.
PLI does not provide placement services, though our contacts in the industry often invite PLI to notify students of opportunities.
The PLI Database, including the Student Database, contains all information, and then some, which is usually and customarily native to diploma or degree-related “transcripts.” Substantively, therefore, it is at least reasonably equivalent to, if not actually more informationally rich than, academic “transcripts.” It also is equally accessible to students; licensing bodies; regulatory authorities; and professional organizations (if requested by the student).
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Professional Learning Institute will evaluate all incomplete or previous education, training, and experience and award appropriate credit permissible under any licensing board regulations or statutes toward a student’s educational objectives. This evaluation includes examination of the actual course content and hours in addition to any statement entered on any certificate. This may be of particular pertinence to certificates and transcripts downloaded from online or distance learning sources, which have widely varying degrees of reliability. Please refer to the Transcript Policy for additional information. Professional Learning Institute staff will guide and assist you in obtaining and presenting appropriate transcripts and credentials.
1. On certain sites operated by PLI, we provide (i) Users the capability to provide commentary on articles and news events; (ii) Users the capability to post messages on discussion boards (“Discussion Boards”) (iii) directories and search engines for blogs; and (iv) proprietary intranet services for certain PLI employees and staff (the “Services”). PLI may provide other Services to Users on its websites not described above. You understand that your use of the Services provided by PLI on its websites is subject to this TOU. You understand that PLI provides only the facilities for the operation of the Services. We do not approve or endorse any message posted by Users from the use of the Services. PLI does not review the background of any User of the Services, including whether any licensee may or may not be in good standing in any jurisdiction.
2. In consideration of your use of the Services, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from using the Services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form (the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, PLI has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of its Services.
3. For certain Services (for example, participation in a Discussion Board), you may receive a password and account designation upon completing the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. For other Services (for example, commenting on PLI or Newsletter or other articles and news events), you are required to register your name and email address prior to posting messages. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You also agree that you will provide truthful information during the registration process and that you are the author of any message you post. PLI cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
4. You understand that any message posted by a User of our Services expresses only the views of the User and does not reflect the views of PLI. From time to time, PLI may use moderators and administrators (“Administrators”) to monitor the content and appearance of posted messages. Considering the real-time nature of the Services, it is impossible for us to monitor or review every message.
5. You understand that all information: data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, links or other materials placed by Users using the Services, including by way of any attachment thereto (the “Content”) are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not the Administrators and/or PLI, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through use of the Services.
6. PLI does not control the Content posted by Users of its Services and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, defamatory or otherwise objectionable. YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE ABA BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, ANY OFFENSIVE, INDECENT, DEFAMATORY OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE NATURE OF ANY CONTENT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OR VIEWING OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE BY USERS OF THE SERVICES.
7. You will not use our Services to:
(a) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content, including through any attachments thereto, that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(b) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content, including through any attachments thereto, that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as, but not limited to, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(c) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content, including through any attachments thereto, that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
(d) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available, including through any attachments thereto, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
(e) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available, including through any attachments thereto, any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; and
(f) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law.
8. You acknowledge that the Administrators and/or PLI may or may not pre-screen the Content provided by Users of its Services. You acknowledge that the Administrators or their designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or move any Content from the use of its Services. Without limiting the foregoing, the Administrators and their designee shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOU or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
9. You acknowledge, consent and agree that the Administrators may access, preserve and disclose your account information and the Content you have posted by Users of the Services if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary in the sole opinion of the Administrators to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOU; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Administrators, its Users and the public.
10. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD PLI, ITS ASSOCIATED ENTITIES, AND PLI’S OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS AND ITS AGENTS HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF: (I) CONTENT YOU MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES; (II) YOUR VIOLATION OF THE TOU; OR (III) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER.
11. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any purpose, any portion or information from your use of the Services, including member names and email addresses, or access to the Services, except with written permission from PLI.
12. You agree that PLI may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your access to the Services and/or impose disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, if applicable. Cause for such measures shall include, but not be limited to: (a) breaches or violations of the TOU or other incorporated agreements or guidelines; (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions); (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Services; (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (f) extended periods of inactivity; and/or (g) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities. You further agree that all such measures shall be made in PLI’s sole discretion and that PLI shall not be liable to you or any third party for any measure taken concerning your account access and/or disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, if applicable.
13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. PLI AND ITS ASSOCIATED ENTITIES, PLI’S OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS AND ITS AGENTS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
PLI AND PLI’S OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS AND ITS AGENTS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT: (I) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (III) THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; AND (IV) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE USED TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY WHATSOVER.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT PLI AND ITS ASSOCIATED ENTITIES, AND PLI’S OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS AND ITS AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF PLI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSION OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY USING THE SERVICES; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES.
15. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The submission of information to the Professional Learning Institute or one of its attorneys does not create, and the receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. This website presents general information about, among other things Professional Learning Institute, currently pending lawsuits, and ongoing investigations, which is not intended to be legal advice, nor should you consider it as such. Please do not send confidential or sensitive information and/or documents to anyone at PLI until you have been notified that a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Contacting PLI does not and should not limit you in anyway seeking legal advice regarding this or any other matter.
16. COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY
It is PLI’s’ policy in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion to disable and/or terminate the accounts of Users who may be repeat infringers of the copyright and intellectual property rights of others.
Notice For Claims Of Intellectual Property Or Copyright Infringement; Agent For Notice Of Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide PLI’s Copyright Agent the following information:
(a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
(b) a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
(c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the PLI site;
(d) your address, telephone number, and email address;
(e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; AND
(f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
PLI’s Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
Office of the General CounselProfessional Learning Institute4U, LLC
5208 Moccasin Trail
Louisville, KY 40207
By phone: (502) 896-2020
By fax: (502) 895-4766
By email: www.pli4u.com
17. GENERAL INFORMATION
The TOU constitutes the entire agreement between you and PLI and governs your use of the Services.
Choice of Law and Forum.
The TOU and the relationship between you and PLI shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky without regard to any conflict of law provisions. You and PLI agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Waiver and Severability of Terms.
The failure of PLI to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOU is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOU remain in full force and effect.
Please report any violations of the TOU (other than a violation concerning copyright or intellectual property infringement which is governed by Paragraph 16) to our Customer Care group at www.pli4u.com.
19. PLI’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Users of the Services acknowledge and agree that PLI has the exclusive rights and privileges in and to the intellectual property rights of and with respect to providing the Services. Users acknowledge and agree that the Services are protected by U.S. Copyright laws, other intellectual property laws, international treaty provisions, and must be treated like any other material protected by intellectual property laws. Use of the material contained in the Services is intended solely for the individual and private use of the User. PLI grants you a license to use the Services solely for your own private, non-commercial purposes. You agree that you will not download, rent, lease, sell, license, sublicense, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, distribute, transmit, or otherwise transfer all or any portions of the Services or otherwise take any other action in violation of the ABA’s copyright or intellectual property rights other than those expressly authorized by the ABA.
Users of the Services acknowledge and agree that PLI has proprietary rights to its name, the Professional Learning Institute and the 4U Group, their logos and service marks (the “Marks”) and that the User will not use the PLI Marks without PLI’s express written permission.
External Link Disclaimer Statement
No endorsement is intended or made of any hypertext link, product, service, or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this page or site. While reasonable attempts are made to insure the correctness and suitability of information under our control and to correct any errors brought to our attention, no representation or guarantee can be made as to the correctness or suitability of that information or any linked information presented, referenced, or implied.
All critical information should be independently verified.
The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement by the Professional Learning Institute 4U LLC (PLI). PLI makes no endorsement, express or implied, of any links to or from its site, nor is it responsible for the content or activities of any linked sites. Any questions should be directed to the administrator(s) of this or any other specific sites.