To assist members in deciding if a course is right for them, a course
“level” is included in the course description. A “level” is based on the
information the course will disseminate and an assumed pre-requisite knowledge
of the potential participant.
The information in the course is basic yet thorough. The potential
participant does not deal with the topic area on a day-to-day basis, or may
want to ‘refresh’ their knowledge base on the topic. It is assumed the
potential participant has limited knowledge on the topic, such as a new
These courses build on the basic topic and tend to be more issue based.
The potential participant deals with the topic area on a day-to-day basis and
needs to be updated on any changes. It is assumed the potential participant has
the basic knowledge and is familiar with the issues in the topic area.
The courses provide an in-depth overview and tend to be more technically
specialized. The potential participant deals with the topic area on a day-to-day
basis and needs more in-depth information. It is assumed the participant
has solid background knowledge and is very familiar with the issues in the
topic area. They may also specialize or want to specialize in the area.
The information in the course is appropriate for all participants and requires
no specific knowledge level or job function. These are often overview or
topical sessions of general interest or focus on the development of