Facilitator Frequently Asked Questions
Our FAQ answers some common questions about being an Active Relationships Facilitator.
Regarding Facilitator Certification
You must complete a local or virtual ARC training session in the curriculum (or curricula) of interest. Organizations can contact ARC to inquire about the availability of a certified ARC facilitator or professional to provide the training. Professional training can even be facilitated one-to-one, and support is available for certified facilitators providing their first classes to ensure quality. Call or email us for further information.
Yes. To retain your certification, you are required to teach at least ONE Active Relationships class per year (of any of the ARC programs in which you are certified). ARC records indicate when facilitators are teaching via communication with our offices and book-orders for classes. When orders are placed with ARC, the name of the facilitator who is teaching the class is required (since books are not sold to the public or to non-certified ARC facilitators). If you are part of an installation or part of an organization using our curricula, simply email us and let us know.
No. But stay in touch with ARC headquarters for program updates and reviews! Teach at least one class per year. Your contact with ARC and book order(s) keeps you on our list of "active" facilitators.
Active Relationships Curricula
Yes. Any professional military training (including ARC Strong Bonds Level One Trainings), certifies you in the secular or Christian edition of Active Military Life and Resiliency Skills. You will not have to seek additional certification to use the Christian program, Active Christian Military Life and Resiliency Skills.
Yes. Active Relationships for Young Adults and Active Relationships for Young Christian Adults are for youth 13 – 19. For more information, visit our youth page.Schools & Youth
Yes. Most of our courses and leader’s guides are designed so that each facilitator may rearrange or remove modules (within some parameters due to content continuity). The course may be tailored to fit the audience’s needs!
Yes. Commands often contract with our Master Trainers to conduct events at venues of the Command’s choice for their community. Contact ARC directly for more information about having us conduct an event for your personnel.
Regarding Products and Materials
Yes. It is against copyright laws to duplicate materials from ARC. Each participant or couple should have a participant book to keep.
ARC offers a variety of different curricula, and the cost of books varies. As a Facilitator you can view our online store to find costs. If you are not a Facilitator, please contact us and we can help determine costs for the curriculum in which you are interested.
Prices do not include shipping. The shipping amount depends on item weight, destination and when the items are needed. In our online store there is a "Calculate Shipping" button on the Checkout page that can provide further detail. There is an extra charge for rush and International orders.
As a Facilitator, you can order your books and materials through our online store, or you can call for assistance.
For questions or more information, email us.
No. Each book ordered comes with the appropriate cards. The cards (teaching aids) are copyright protected materials and may not be reproduced.
Retreats or Classes for Youth, Singles, Premarrieds, Couples or Families:
Yes! Several organizations have chosen to bring ARC master trainers to present to clients and allow trainee facilitators to attend the seminar to receive certification in the program – A two-for-one (client event and leadership training)! In this Seminar/Training, personnel who will be trained to become facilitators of a curricula train with the Master Trainers before the actual seminar, then attend the seminar with agency clients, and then meet again with the ARC Master Trainers after the seminar to debrief and review important program points or ask questions about the curriculum.
Yes! ARC’s professional trainings can be customized (within limits) to include several curricula in one training event. Please contact our office to inquire about which curricula can be combined, time requirements and cost of trainings.
Yes! Master Trainers travel abroad frequently.