There are three full-day classes in the curriculum, titled Part I, Part II and Part III, and each Part consists of six segments or modules. Each district sets the times and places for its RLI sessions; typically, classes are held on Saturdays and will begin at 8:30-9:00 a.m. and end by 4:00 p.m. A participant must complete all three Parts, preferably in sequence, to graduate from the Institute.
The cost is $50 per session, so the cost to complete all three Parts is $150. This fee covers the costs of course materials, facility and equipment rentals, lunch, coffee breaks, etc. Your district or club may pay part or all of your RLI tuition. You should ask your club president or District leaders if assistance is provided. Participants should expect to pay a portion of the fees, however, as assistance may not be available for all Parts.
In the time of COVID-19, we are adapting our curriculum, district by district, to allow for online Zoom meetings. These courses will typically be shorter in duration per session, but multiple sessions may be necessary to complete just one part of the RLI curriculum. These shorter courses are also often held in the evinngs on weekdays, a each district determines what is best for them.