YPT certification is good for 2 years. But our council requires all volunteers to be YPT eligible at recharter for the entire upcoming calendar year. This has the adverse effect of essentially requiring all volunteers to repeat YPT training annually. I’m all in favor of YPT, but it does take time to go through the course, time that is valuable to many of our adult volunteers. It would be great if one or more of the following things could happen:
Council allows any volunteer who is currently YPT trained to be eligible for recharter.
Allow volunteers who have taken initial YPT training to take a shorter “refresher” course.
Allow YPT training eligibility to last 3 years instead of 2.
Make no mistake, YPT is critically important. So is the precious time of our adult volunteers.