AOTs must first become OGLs in BSF Online.  Follow this OGL process below.  

Note: During this AOT recommendation process there may be some references to ‘OGL’ on as currently the same procedure is used to recommend OGLs and AOTs. 

1.  Please make sure the individual you would like to recommend has a BSF Online account. 

2.  Login to your account 

3.  Select ‘Apply & Recommend’ under the Navigation menu 

4.  Click the blue ‘Recommendation Form’ button at the bottom of the page 

5.  The User Management screen will pop up with many names.  Search for the person you want to recommend. 

6.  Click the ‘+’ button corresponding to the individual that you want to recommend 

7.  Click ‘Yes’ if you would like to recommend this person or Cancel to go back. 

8.  Complete all fields on the form, adding additional information in the Comments section 

Note: ‘Recommended Position’ will state ‘Online Group Leader’ 

9.  Select the box to acknowledge “I've confirmed that all information entered is correct.” 

10. Select ‘Submit Recommendation’ 

11. The AOT candidate will receive an email notification of their recommendation which will direct them to to fill out their Leadership Application 


As the recommending leader, you can follow the candidates that you recommend at the bottom of the ‘Apply & Recommend’ page under the ‘Recommendation History’ section. There you will see the candidate’s application status: ‘Recommended’, ‘Submitted’, ‘Reviewing’, ‘Approved’, and ‘Withdrawn’.  


Important! These instructions are only necessary if the Assistant Online Trainer (AOT) candidate is not already an Online Group Leader (OGL). If the AOT candidate is already an OGL and you have worked with your Online Area Personnel (OAP) to identify them, please reference this article for next steps: OAP/OT - Add an Assistant BSF Online Trainer