Large classroom-type training
Classroom Training Classroom training sessions and training materials are provided free of charge. If you live on Oahu, classroom training is available on Saturdays in January at Chaminade University and at Leeward Community College. DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS (updated Jan 17, 2017):
Leeward Community College: training session are on January 14 (Part 1) and January 21 (Part 2) from 8:00 to 4:00, lunch provided. The training held at Leeward Community College is an accelerated program and the instructor requests that the volunteers do some self-study before attending the classes. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – CLICK HERE NOW
Chaminade University: training sessions are January 14 (Part 1) and January 21 (Part 2) from 8:30 to 4:30, lunch provided. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – CLICK HERE NOW
Volunteers also have the opportunity to train online by using the Link and Learn program which is accessible via the IRS’ website. Training materials are required to use this option. Interested individuals can contact the Program Director for locations where training materials can be picked up and for instructions on how to access the Link and Learn study course. The course offers certification at various levels – Basic, Intermediate, Advance, Military, etc. For the purposes of this Program, only Basic certification is required although site coordinators and those performing quality reviews must have Advance certification.
Neighbor Island Training Sessions
Training for volunteers located outside of Oahu can be arranged. However, since qualified trainers are located on Oahu and must travel to the neighbor islands to conduct these sessions, at least 10 potential volunteers must be signed up for these sessions. An exception can be made for organizations that will be sponsoring a new site. Site coordinator training, tax return preparer training, and mentor assistance will be provided to organizations that have decided to sponsor a free tax assistance site.Organizations that are interested in sponsoring a site must decide to do so by November 30th. See Sponsoring a VITA Site. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – CLICK HERE NOW