Do you need to renew your mandated reporter training?
In California, certain occupations are legally required to report suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment. California legislation requires mandated reporter training for businesses that hire teens, teachers and school personnel, and daycare providers and workers.
If you are one of the people required to take this training, you may be wondering:
How Long is Mandated Reporter Training Good For in CA?
California state legislation defines when certain employees must take, or retake, mandated reporter training. The retraining requirements vary from profession to profession.
Child Daycare Facilities
AB 1207 took effect on January 1, 2018, and requires the California Department of Social Services to provide training to licensed daycare providers, administrators, and employees on the detection and reporting of child abuse.
- All employees must take training within 90 days of employment
- Training must be retaken every two years
AB 1432 requires school districts, county offices of education, state special schools and diagnostic centers, and charter school teachers and employees to complete mandated reporter training.
- All school personnel must complete training within 6 weeks of each school year or employment
- School personnel must retrain annually
HR Departments & Supervisors
AB 1963 is the most recent update to California mandated reporter law. This legislation is designed to help protect teens in the workplace by making human resources employees and some front-line supervisors mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.
AB 1963 requires employers of these HR employers and supervisors to provide training but does not define renewal terms.
How to Meet California Mandated Reporter Training Requirements
California mandated reporter training requirements may be met by completing the general online training for mandated reporters offered by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention in the State Department of Social Services.
Profession-specific training programs are also available for childcare providers, school personnel, and HR professionals and supervisors of teen workers at mandatedreportertraining.com.