Education Program FAQ

  1. How do I get to Base Camp?
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  2. How will I know when Base Camp has planned outages or when something will be updated?
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  3. Why do I need to disable my pop-up blockers on Base Camp, and how do I do so?
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  4. What browsers are best for accessing Base Camp?
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  5. How long will it take me to load projects in Base Camp?
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  6. Who are Base Camp managers, and what is their role?
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  7. What types of recognition can I receive?
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  8. How can I earn the Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM)? What are the requirements?
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  9. How do education credentials work?
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  10. How do I apply for an education award online?
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  11. I am rejoining Toastmasters after several years and have never worked in Pathways. How do my previously earned education achievements align with Pathways?
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  12. Are my achievements in the previous education programs still recognized?
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  13. Do I have to complete a full year in a District leadership role to get District leadership credit to apply for an education award?
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  14. Can I give and receive credit for two speeches done in one club meeting?
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  15. How many projects are in a path?
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  16. Where can I find the evaluation resources for Pathways projects?
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  17. Is Pathways available in printed format?
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  18. Does Pathways offer accessible educational materials for visually impaired individuals?
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  19. Can I complete projects and levels in any order I choose?
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  20. I completed Level 2 in my path, but I skipped Level 1. How can I submit for my Level 2 award recognition?
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  21. How do I complete my path and receive a certificate of proficiency or a proficient badge?
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  22. I am a Base Camp manager. A member asked me to approve a Level 2 completion, but they have not completed Level 1. Is this something I should authorize?
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  23. If I don't meet all of the objectives of my project, can I still get credit for it?
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  24. Can I repeat the same path for award credit?
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  25. Do I need to have both a written and verbal evaluation to receive project credit?
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  26. What are the costs associated with Pathways?
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  27. How many free paths do I get?
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  28. I am a member of multiple clubs. Will I receive a new path for every club I join?
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  29. When I purchase an additional print path, do I need to pay the fee for printed materials again? And do I also have to pay a shipping fee for each path?
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  30. Can I use a Toastmasters gift certificate to purchase a path?
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  31. What is the return policy for educational material?
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  32. Can I give speeches outside of my club for credit?
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  33. What are the limitations on speech topics?
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  34. Do the evaluator and speaker both need to be present when the speech being evaluated is presented?
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  35. How will I know which path is right for me?
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  36. I would like to access the new Level 1. Can I exchange my existing path for a new, updated path?
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