This is a great question and demonstrates our effort to engage and retain our participants!
The short answer,
“Yes, you can offer additional sessions.”…….BUT.……
To hear the answer directly from the NDPP Customer Service Center:
“CDC-recognized organizations may use core maintenance modules to offer additional sessions in months 1 – 6 after they have offered the 16 required weekly core sessions. CDC-recognized organizations must CODE the use of core maintenance modules in months 1-6 as a ‘core session’.
Similarly, a CDC-recognized organization may use a core module to offer additional sessions in months 7-12 after they have offered the 6 required core maintenance modules. In this case, the recognized organization must CODE the use of the core module in months 7-12 as a core ‘maintenance session’.
These sessions must be CDC-approved sessions/modules and of a sufficient duration to convey the approved session content or approximately one hour in length. Recognized organizations may choose the sessions they would like to repeat as additional sessions from the respective core and core maintenance sections of the curriculum.
Examples of classes you could NOT record in your spread sheet: would include “…exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, guest speakers, or other activities/classes that use materials not part of the approved curriculum”.