Frequently Asked Questions


How do I receive a certificate?

Successfully complete all 16 of our courses and you’ll receive a digital Certificate of Completion. 

How much does it cost?

The full price of this program is $1,500. However, scholarships are available. Contact the Center for Training and Professional Development for more information.

What are the requirements to attend?

Recipients should be affiliated with an organization, school, church, county government program, or business that has the motivation to improve or start a mentoring program. Fellows are also expected to participate in pre- and post-course surveys of the program. 

When and where does the program take place?

The MSCP is offered twice a year: in the fall and spring at Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, Fordham University School of Social Work and via webinar. For more information, please see the complete schedule

How do I apply?

To apply, please visit the registration page. 

What if I cannot attend all of the sessions?

If you cannot attend all sessions but still wish to participate in the MSCP, please contact the Center for Training

Is food provided?

The Center for Training does not provide meals during MSCP. However, there are many restaurant options near Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and Fordham University.

How do the webinars work?

Webinar courses are conducted through a software program that requires a user to log in via a link on their computer at the time of the session. The facilitator will be seen or heard on a computer screen, and participants will engage through a computer and/or phone. A personal phone and computer with interent access is required for these sessions. 

How long are the sessions, and what do they cover?

Dates and and specific times for each session can be found on the schedule. Each session covers a mentoring program related topic. Sessions are conducted in a diversity of formats including lecture, group participation, discussion and interaction.

Why do I need a certificate?

The Center for Training has taken research and best practices gathered from over 100 years of leadership in the mentoring movement. A certificate from the MSCP ensures that the participant has the expertise, training and tools necessary to run a proven and effective mentoring program. Additionally, the Center for Training is available to provide additional resources and support once the participant receives a certificate. 

Do I need a computer?

The use of a personal computer is only required for webinar courses.