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Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect in California

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This Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training course provides an overview of the definitions, requirements, and protections associated with being a mandated reporter in California. The General Training course is all-inclusive, non-profession specific, and should be taken by every mandated reporter. It satisfies the training requirement set forth under CA AB 506.

What You Will Learn

This training consists of seven lessons, each of which will conclude with questions to test your knowledge of the material. You will learn information, considerations, and scenarios for mandated reporting, including:

  • Who are mandated reporters, and what is their role in preventing abuse and neglect
  • Different types of child abuse and neglect and how to recognize them
  • Laws and protections for children with disabilities
  • How to report suspected or known child abuse
  • The timeline of events that follow a report
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How it Works

Mandated Reporter Training consists of specialized training followed by an exam to test your knowledge and earn your certificate.

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This training provides an overview of the definitions, requirements, and protections associated with being a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect.

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At the conclusion of the training, you will take a final exam which will test the information that you have learned during the training.

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After completing all the courses, you will be issued a certificate, which will serve as proof of your completion of the training.

Convenient, Instant Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of this training, learners will gain instant access to a personalized certificate of completion. This certificate is easily migrated between jobs and employers and makes it convenient to provide proof that all training requirements have been fulfilled.

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Additional resources available in the course are also always accessible on this website under the Resources tab.

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