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by JohnTheHead
Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: No More Certificates
Replies: 13
Views: 2815

Send me a PM with your e-mail address... I may try to get it up on the web, but I'm not sure when I'll quite be able to do that... I can get it e-mailed out pretty quick though...

I have it pulling info from an excel file, but it wouldn't be hard to have it pull info from an access DB instead...

-Head
by JohnTheHead
Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: No More Certificates
Replies: 13
Views: 2815

I've wondered for some time why they cost $5.00. I know that the whole packet costs the state money, and I don't mind paying, but if I don't order packets, I still pay $5.00.

I have considered not giving out the certificates before. They are pretty much useless, and most students look at me blankly when I tell them "No, that doesn't go in to the state. You can hang it on your wall if you want..."

I like the idea of not having to deal with certificates, but I would rather them simply send me blank TR100s and a list of cert numbers. Or do away with the concept all together and simply go by CHL number/Application number. I guess, in a way, the cert number has a few advantages... In case a student wants to go online and pay by credit card, you won't have their CHL/App number when you complete the TR100. And I suppose it's another layer of accountability.

But having the TR100s pre-numbered will require me to change around my MS Word document that I used to print everything.

The only thing I fill in by hand is the signatures. I print EVERYTHING, including the data on fingerprint cards and photo backs. I have an excel file that I use to put in all of the data, and then I just pull stuff up in word and run the forms through the printer. Much easier for me, but I'm pretty computer savvy.

If anyone wants copies of my handy little files, let me know. They are a time saver if you are of a geekly nature...

-Head

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