Self-Directed Online Training

Mandated reporters can participate in this 2-hour web-based online training course at any time, 24/7. Users must complete the course within 30 days and within the course duration which is the current calendar year. Progress is saved at the end of each section, so you can complete it at your own pace. Interactive exercises are customized for the major disciplines: Social Services, Education, Law Enforcement, Child Day Care, and Medical are included. Users also learn definitions, indicators, and how to make a report to the New York Statewide Central Register. The course is user friendly, fully narrated, and includes taped video segments that enhance learning points. This course meets the New York State Education Department mandatory requirements for Training in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting.

**** However, please note that pursuant to Social Services Law section 413(5) as added by Part JJ of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2021, individuals who are mandated reporters are required by law to take an updated mandated reporter training developed by OCFS prior to April 1, 2025. This training is not the updated training. Accordingly, taking this training does not satisfy the legal requirement to view the updated training. It is anticipated that the updated training will be available shortly. Please check back often. ****

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