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Web-based Training Course for Designated School Officials

December 3, 2014
Designated school officials (DSOs) are responsible for initiating and maintaining school and student records in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). To help DSOs with this process, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) offers a Web-based training course. "SEVIS Training for School Officials” provides instruction on DSO reporting responsibilities in SEVIS. 
The course gives new DSOs additional guidance on how to complete the various actions required to update and maintain student information in SEVIS, and also serves as a useful resource and reminder for veteran school officials. While the course is not mandatory for SEVP-certification or recertification, it is highly recommended. 
Visit SEVP’s Schools and Programs page on and select the DSO Training Course tab to access the course. First time users will need to create a training account. 
For more information on specific reporting requirements, please read the SEVIS Reporting Requirements for Designated School Officials fact sheet. You may also contact the SEVP Response Center at 800-892-4829 or 703-603-3400 or with SEVIS-related questions.
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