FAQs

Frequently asked questions(FAQ)

 

General

When should I arrive at the seminar?

Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program to settle in.


Can I pay my tuition at the seminar?

No, we do not accept payment of any form at the location. If you cannot register online for any reason, please call our office and we will process your payment during the call. 


Where can I find directions to the seminar?

There is always an address and telephone number of the hosting event in the details session of the seminar registration page. Should you have difficulties reaching the location on the day of the Seminar, it will be best to call the location directly.


Is there dress code at the seminar?

No,but most attendees choose to wear casual business attire. As the temperature at the location is unpredictable, we suggest you dress in layers to avoid being too warm or too cold at the program.


Will food and beverages be served at the seminar?

It depends. Please refer to details session of the Seminar Registration Page.


What do I need to bring to the seminar?

Please have your professional license number ready in case you are required to provide for obtaining credits. Please bring a pen/pencil and notepad for notes taking. Please also bring a sweater or jacket in case the temperature of the meeting room is not at your comfort level.  


Are your seminar facilities accessible to people who have disabilities?

Yes, in most cases. Please call our office to discuss your needs.


I have special physical needs. Can you accommodate me?

Yes, in most cases. Please call our office to discuss your needs.


Are cell phones allowed on at the seminar?

To ensure that the seminar can proceed without any interruption, please keep your phone on silent modes during the seminar. Please exit the seminar room should any calls be answered or made.


What happens if bad weather strikes on the day of my seminar?

 I need an overnight room to attend your seminar. Do you reserve rooms?

Unfortunately you will have to arrange your own overnight accommodations. We can provide assistance in the arrangements when necessary.


Does my paid tuition include written materials at the program?

Yes. All attendees will receive written materials prepared by the seminar..


What is a webinar?

Similar to Seminars, but conducted online, a webinar (a combination of the words “web” and “seminar”) is a video workshop, lecture, or presentation hosted online, so you can take with comfort it at the location of your choice.

How is a webinar conducted?

Webinars are conducted on the Zoom Webinar Platform. This platform offers attendees an easy-to-use webinar format with many functions. Specifically, Zoom offers attendees the ability to log-in via one simple link sent directly to their email, listen to audio through the software, ask the speaker questions directly, and chat with the presenter or panelists.

Do webinars satisfy “live credits”, credits that are obtained through live events?

Yes, because live webinars are held in the presence of live instructors, where attendance is strictly taken, they satisfy credits that require live attendance.

What should I do to prepare for the webinar?

Once registered for a webinar, the attendee will receive an email with the webinar link and other details.. Once the email is received, the attendee can click the link in the email and will be directed to the webinar page.

Is there a quiz associated with the webinar? How do I receive continuing education credit for the webinar?

After the webinar is concluded, the attendee will be automatically redirected to a quiz on the DPC website. Each webinar hour includes around 3-5 quiz questions in order to comply with most continuing education requirements. It is important to fill out the CE session, which is an evaluation and a CE form combined. This form allows the attendee to communicate with DPC concerning which credit they need, the respective association or board that DPC may have to report to, and their member number if DPC reporting is necessary.

What happens if my class gets rescheduled?

DPC is dedicated to providing the best learning experience possible. Unfortunately, there may be times when unforeseen circumstances will require us to reschedule classes. If the need to reschedule happens prior to the start of the class, you will be notified as soon as possible of the change via email. If your class has begun and must be rescheduled due to technical difficulties or other issues, you will be notified via email as soon as possible of the rescheduled date.


What if I have to be absent on the day of the class?

We understand that there may be unforeseen circumstances that require us to change our plans. All our classes are recorded, and the recorded link will be sent to you in case you are absent. If you complete the recording and quiz, you will still be accredited for the non-live credits.


What are the steps I need to take to attend a DPC Webinar successfully?

Step 1: Search and Register for the webinar(s) you wish to attend.

Step 2: Look for a confirmation email from DPC. It is important to look through the details of the webinar. The email will be sent again before the Webinar.

Step 3: About 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar, re-open the email from DPC and click the webinar link again, which will send you to a waiting room until the webinar begins.

Step 5: Stay in the webinar session throughout the duration of the webinar, and don’t leave the session after the conclusion of the webinar.  A mandatory quiz will be emailed to all attendees after the webinar. It is mandatory for accreditation.

Step 6: The passing grade of the quiz is 80%. Upon completion, Certificates of Completion can be downloaded from the Quiz Results Page, or in “My Account”

Webinar System Requirements

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

If you have never used GoToWebinar before, you may watch a short tutorial before the webinar as follows:
Video: GoToWebinar Attendee Quick Start (4 mins 23 secs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ3Xwwgbd8Y

Please find the system requirements for Gotowebinar as follows:

Operating system

Windows 7 – Windows 11

Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – macOS 12 Monterey

Linux

Google Chrome OS

Android OS 5 (Lollipop) – Android 10

iOS 10 – iOS 12

Web browser

Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)

Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)

Internet connection

Computer: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

Mobile device: 3G or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)

Software

GoToWebinar desktop app

GoToWebinar mobile app

JavaScript enabled

Hardware

2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)

Mobile device

iPhone 4S or newer

iPad 2 or newer

What is the difference between Live Online and On-Demand Courses?

The Live Online course format is a live, instructor-led webinar that you attend in real time whereas the On-Demand Course format is a pre-recorded class that lets you go at your own pace. You still have the ability to ask the instructors questions as an Ondemand student

Do I have to attend the entire seminar to get credit?

Please check with the rules of your licensing entity. You may contact our office to confirm.


Can I listen to the recording of a program and receive continuing education credit?

Please check with the rules of your licensing entity. You may contact DPC to confirm.


Will I receive a certificate when I complete the seminar/webinar?

If you complete the seminar or webinar as required, a certificate will be sent to you at completion.


I have lost my certificate of attendance from one of your seminars. Can I get a replacement?

Yes. We permanently maintain attendance records. Please contact us for the replacement.


I attended one of your programs but my continuing education hours have not been credited to my license. 

Please contact us. We will do everything in our power to get you the credits you earned. 


Can I earn required continuing education credits if someone attends a seminar in my place?

No. You must be present and comply with the attendance requirements mandated by your license.


Do I have to attend the entire seminar to get credit?

Please check with the rules of your licensing entity. You may contact our office to confirm.


Can I listen to the recording of a program and receive continuing education credit?

Please check with the rules of your licensing entity. You may contact DPC to confirm.


Will I receive a certificate when I complete the seminar/webinar?

If you complete the seminar or webinar as required, a certificate will be sent to you at completion.


I have lost my certificate of attendance from one of your seminars. Can I get a replacement?

Yes. We permanently maintain attendance records. Please contact us for the replacement.


I attended one of your programs but my continuing education hours have not been credited to my license. 

Please contact us. We will do everything in our power to get you the credits you earned. 


Can I earn required continuing education credits if someone attends a seminar in my place?

No. You must be present and comply with the attendance requirements mandated by your license.


What is your refund policy if I cancel my registration?

You may choose to transfer to another DPC Continuing Education program for the full amount you have paid. Or, you may also send another person in your place with no financial penalty. Please notify us beforehand in that case. Should you decide to cancel, please note that a $25 cancellation fee will be incurred for all cancellations to cover our adminstrative costs.

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R.D. Chin 

Feng Shui Master, Teacher, and Architect

RD Chin is a Feng Shui practitioner, author, teacher and licensed NYS architect who worked with the late master architect Paul Rudolph from 1981 to 1996 on his many large-scale projects in Southeast Asia. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University as well as his Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Beginning in 1991 RD studied with many Feng Shui teachers from China, Europe, and the USA; he then founded his Feng Shui architectural and interior design practice. For over 30 years he helps people redesign their life through their spaces. He combines contemporary Western design principles with the ancient art of Feng Shui to align any space with dimensions of spirit, character, and a feeling of balance. He also does custom-designed presentations for companies and organizations. He personally co-creates with each client their own masterplan of their home or workspaces. At the end of each consultation, the client will get a summary of recommendations on colorful floor plan sketches with a clear list of priorities that can easily be implemented within their budget. R.D. is blessed with lots of consultations by referral. He is the author of Feng Shui Revealed.

Nana Gyamera

Certified Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP)

Mr. Gyamera brings a wide range of expertise as an Industrial & Systems Engineer with experience providing project management and project controls support to numerous clients, to help them develop improved end-to-end project delivery processes. Experienced in Lean methods and an excellent stakeholder manager, Nana has implemented project process improvements and supporting tools to drive capital efficiency, as well as lead business change programs to bring about organizational change.

In previous projects, Nana has taken on a diversified role as a Project Management & Transformation Specialist to provide strategic direction on high-impact transformation initiatives for matrixed environment organizations. Driven by an imperative to collaboratively and creatively grow capability and success, he facilitated ongoing process improvement efforts and manage/implement projects that support the financial and operational goals of the organization. Worked directly with executive and departmental leadership and took responsibility for project management of transformation workstreams and expected deliverables across the organization.

He is a dynamic leader who designs and executes strategies and projects that optimize organizational performance, reengineer and simplify processes, and effectively manage large-scale change and transformation in complex environments. He is an excellent systems thinker whose analytical and business acumen and ability to synthesize complex, divergent data, and objectives result in the design of effective key performance indicators benchmark best practices to assess progress and operational improvements. Nana is a poised speaker and facilitator with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that engender rapport and trust among diverse leaders, clients, teams, and peers at every level of cross-functional organizations.

Martin A. Schwartzberg,

Attorney at Law
Shareholder of Marshall Dennehey

Martin is a member of the Casualty Department where he handles construction accident cases involving New York Labor Law and Industrial Code. Martin has over twenty-five years of experience in handling Labor Law litigation, having represented owners, contractors, architects and engineers in defense of these types of claims.

An experienced litigator who has handled cases from inception through trial, Martin has counseled and defended architects, engineers, landscape architects, land surveyors and construction firms in claims and lawsuits brought against them for professional malpractice, breach of contract, construction delays, construction defects, personal injury and property damage. He has also defended design professionals in disciplinary actions brought by governmental authorities.

In addition to his significant experience in the defense of design and building professionals, Martin has also represented and defended other entities such as municipalities and property owners in premises liability matters. Martin shares his broad knowledge of risk and liability in numerous lectures and presentations he has made to various groups of design and construction professionals.

Martin attended the State University of New York at Binghamton and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1986. He then went on to earn his juris doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1989. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and before the United States District Courts for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

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Laszlo Kiss,

Registered Architect
Owner of Studio KISS, President of ASAP•house Inc.

Design everything from a room to a city and everything in between.

Laszlo Kiss is an internationally recognized architectural and interior designer with decades of experience that spans the design field from the creation of furniture and objects to distinguished residences to restaurants and retail environments to large scale buildings.

STUDIO KISS is a professional practice that provides highly personalized service on architectural projects from single rooms to urban scale design. The firm’s work is cited for innovative use of materials, progressive design concepts, and exquisite yet simple detailing. It has extensive experience with low-energy use buildings, passive solar design and green architecture, and is recognized for 3D Branding of retail and commercial environments. Previous clients include Samsung, Museum of Art and Design, MTV, BRGR Restaurants, Chopard Watch Company.

ASAP•house is a Manufacturer and Distributor of energy efficient modern modular houses in the Eastern US, and a leader in the field of integrating green elements, energy efficient systems and distinguished design into an affordable house package.

Maureen McGeary Mahle,

WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Homes

Managing Director of Sustainable Housing Services at Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Maureen is a leading research and consulting firm specializing in energy efficient and sustainable buildings. Maureen has spent the past dozen years at SWA encouraging developers, designers, and builders to think holistically and build meticulously. She has certified over 30,000 green dwelling units in 10 states under LEED for Homes and other programs. Maureen works to tie human health to energy efficiency and green building, and her projects have been early adopters of Active Design Guidelines, Fitwel, and the WELL Building Standard. Under her leadership, SWA is an eight-time recipient of EPA’s Indoor airPlus Leader Award for rating healthy homes.

Vincent has led multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the design of numerous high-performance, LEED-certified and award-winning buildings, communities and city-scale projects across the globe. Moreover, he has leveraged digital tools, modeling and innovative solutions with data and automation to deliver his clients’ projects.

Vincent shares his experience by lecturing at conferences, community organizations, sustainable design training workshops and universities. He has lectured on sustainable infrastructure for architecture, engineering and real estate courses at several universities including: Columbia University, Cooper Union, University of Pennsylvania, NYIT, NYU Polytechnic, Yale University, University of Virginia and Tufts University.

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Marc Karell,

P.E., CEM, EBCP

Owner of the consulting firm Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC

He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York with over 30 years of technical
consulting experience in the areas of energy, climate change, sustainability, and air and environmental compliance. He is also a Certified Energy Manager and an Existing Building Commissioning Professional with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University.

Marc has extensive experience performing ASHRAE Level I, II, and III energy audits for diverse building types (such as office buildings, schools, warehouses, and multi-families) in the New York City Metropolitan area and nationally. Marc also performs building retro-commissioning evaluations, to assure building owners that their systems are operating optimally (they are getting their money’s worth). Marc has combined both his energy auditing and retro-commissioning experience to help dozens of buildings comply with New York City’s Local Law 87, mandatory energy auditing and retro-commissioning for large buildings, discovering many opportunities for savings in buildings. Marc uses this knowledge to perform project management projects for clients to ensure that energy savings are fully realized in the actual implementation of upgrades.

Marc also performs greenhouse gas emission inventories (carbon footprints), green building assessments, and has led training to ensure that operators understand how to maintain their energy upgrade strategies so that they continue to benefit the building in the future.

Marc also performs evaluations of air emissions from commercial and industrial processes, including emission inventories, design of air pollution control equipment, permitting, and evaluation of potential health effects of air toxics. Marc has performed successful projects for such major firms as ExxonMobil,
Alberto-Culver, IBM, Cytec, the United Nations, and the New York Archdiocese

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Vincent Lee,

PE, LEED AP, ENV SP

Associate Principal + Global Water Skills Leader at Arup

Vincent Lee, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP is an Associate Principal in Arup with over 20 years experience in sustainable site development, green infrastructure and integrated water management. He has collaborated with clients to deliver smart and resilient communities by implementing sustainable infrastructure systems.

Vincent has led multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the design of numerous high-performance, LEED-certified and award-winning buildings, communities and city-scale projects across the globe. Moreover, he has leveraged digital tools, modeling and innovative solutions with data and automation to deliver his clients’ projects.

Vincent shares his experience by lecturing at conferences, community organizations, sustainable design training workshops and universities. He has lectured on sustainable infrastructure for architecture, engineering and real estate courses at several universities including: Columbia University, Cooper Union, University of Pennsylvania, NYIT, NYU Polytechnic, Yale University, University of Virginia and Tufts University.

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Jörg Breuning

Green Roof Technology, Green Roof Expert Extraordinaire for 40 years

Unlike others, Jörg Breuning is one of a few people on earth who actively shaped the beginning of the modern green roof industry in Europe/Germany more than 4 decades ago. In addition, he introduced green roofs to North America in 1999. Thus, he has over 40 years of experience in two fundamentally different markets for green roofs and green walls.

Today, Jörg Breuning’s skills in biophilic design and sustainable engineering goes beyond green roofs and include specialties with living plants like: Green Walls, Green Rail Road Tracks, natural swimming pools, advanced composting technology, PV / Solar combinations with vegetation, plastic-free green roofs, and solutions for circular economy through urban mining – the highest level of sustainability and resilience.

Jörg: ” There are an increasing number of masterminds for sustainable design, influencers for environmentally friendly solutions, and initiators for Cradle 2 Cradle principles. There are only a few that can convert these innovations into reality on a small or large scale. I leave the trendy, fancy buzz words to others and aid on realization.”
>>Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin<<

James Cinelli

Owner, Liberty Environmental, Inc. and Environmental Services Consultant

Mr. Cinelli is a Principal with Liberty Environmental, Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm with offices in Reading, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and New York. He has over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field, with emphasis in the areas of site assessment and remediation, wastewater treatment, storage tank management, and spill prevention planning. His experience spans many industry sectors, including petroleum distribution, food products, power generation, secondary metals, and mining. Mr. Cinelli is a licensed professional engineer in five states, and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, a Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering from Penn State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Joseph’s University.

Specialties: Soil and groundwater remediation, industrial wastewater treatment, and storage tank compliance.

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Jean-Pierre Clejan, NABCEP IGSHPA

Renewable Energy Integrator, specializing in zero-energy buildings

JP designs and installs solar electricity and geothermal HVAC systems in the lower Tri-State area to reduce the carbon footprint and operating costs of commercial and residential new construction and major renovation projects. JP enjoys working with building design professionals, developing zero energy or near-zero energy buildings for their clients. Jean-Pierre received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Applied Science degree from the California Institute of Technology, and is one of DPCCE’s original speakers.

Henry Yu

PE, P.Eng. (Canada), PMP, WELL AP, LEED GA,CTS

Principal Estimator at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, possessing more than 20 years of experience in establishing and reviewing estimates for heavy civil construction projects of various types (aviation, passenger and freight rails, roadways and utilities, bridges and tunnels, etc.) and at all design stages (from order-of-magnitude through bid estimates), and proficient in both design-bid-build and design-build / fast-track projects. Currently assigned to be the lead estimator to the $13 billion JFK Redevelopment Program and responsible for conceptual estimate development and audit reviews. Previously worked for STV, Incorporated, Con Edison, MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bridges & Tunnels.

Professional licences and credentials include:
Professional Engineer (PE) in New York State
Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
WELL AP
USGBC / GBCI LEED Green Associate
AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist

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Douglas Casper

AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, CCCA, CCS, MBA, NCARB

Mr. Casper is a nationally known speaker, giving AIA, ASLA & USGBC accredited presentations in over 25 cities around the continental US, over the course of the last several years. He teaches classes in such areas as sustainable design, specifications, practice, building science and sustainable communities. He has organized and presented in dozens of full-day sustainability workshops throughout the Northeast.
Mr. Casper’s areas of expertise include continuing education and sustainability. He was President of AIA Long Island chapter and the director of programs and he served two years as President of the Metro New York Chapter of CSI. Doug received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.