Applying SecondAbility Mentor candidates undergo a short period of self-paced training, requiring a candidate to perform a self-assessment and a short series of in-world tasks. This self-paced training starts at the point where one of the group officers provides the candidate with SAM Training notecard, which the candidate uses to understand and accomplish the training orientation and activities.
During the training period, a candidate's group role is Member, giving him or her an in-world tag of "SecondAbility Member." Conclusion of the training period occurs when the candidate mentor returns the responses to the group officer, who then verifies that the candidate has successfully and thoughtfully engaged the training task from his/her responses to the activities in the Training notecard.
The self-paced training verified, the officer supplies the candidate mentor with the SAM HUD package, which provides the candidate with access to the SAM community's on-call mechanism for being notified by residents who call for help in-world. After a brief setup and training with the SAM HUD, which includes making a call and responding to a call, the candidate's role in the group is changed to Mentor, yielding the in-world tag of "SecondAbility Mentor."
It is expected that SAM Mentors will set the SecondAbility Mentors group active while they are "on duty" and responding to a call, so that (seeing) residents can recognize them for their role when they arrive at a call point.
For more information about SecondAbility Mentor training: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/SecondAbility_Mentors