Welcome to the YPAD Certification Assessment! We are so grateful you have chosen to join an elite group of youth advocates in dance and are taking the first step to becoming YPAD Certified! For context please review our YPAD Standards
ARE YOU READY FOR YPAD CERTIFICATION?
Becoming YPAD Certified requires a willingness to be educated on important issues directly related to the happiness, health and safety of our youth dancers. It also requires a willingness to uphold YPAD’s Standards. Many of you may already be implementing all of YPAD’s Standards and want to make it official by becoming recognized as certified and many of you may need some assistance in this process. Below you’ll find a quick assessment tool to explore whether you’re ready to move forward with the certification process. The YPAD journey is a diverse one filled with people and organizations on different parts of the path. All are welcome if willing!
YPAD certified studios, dance professionals and affiliated dance industry specialists are required to commit to the highest standards in areas such as movement, costuming, music and concept choices, physical environment safety standards, nutrition, sexual abuse reporting, social media literacy and when applicable conduct employee/contract background checks, among many other things.
Please keep in mind YPAD Certification modules provide training, extensive resources and continued support during the duration of your Certification (Two Years) that covers the content in the questions below.
Please answer the following questions as honestly and openly as you can: