Finding and completing the appropriate CPR & First Aid course that meets the licensing requirements of the State of California is essential. Training organizations often market their businesses online, in the phone book, newspaper, and/or by word of mouth. When you contact a training organization, make sure that their course covers the required components for licensed child care providers, and offers official cards of completion and training manuals. For more information contact the following organizations:
Defining Child Abuse: Under the Act, when the victim is a child (a person under the age of 18) and the perpetrator is any person (including a child), the following types of abuse must be reported by all legally mandated reporters: Physical injury, sexual abuse, cruelty, injury, neglect, other.
If your profession is one that falls in the category of a mandated reporter, you are required to report suspected abuse to local child protective authorities. To fail to do so constitutes a crime. This requirement applies to:
Some forms of emotional abuse
The Child Care Licensing Division (CCLD) requires Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training for everyone who works in a licensed child care facility. This is a free, online training which meets the requirements of AB 1207.
**Child Care Providers are required to take this training and exam in order to satisfy the requirement. The General Training will not satisfy the Child Care Worker requirement.
**Exemptions: A licensed child care provider or applicant for that license or an administrator or employee of a licensed child care facility is exempt from the training if he or she has limited English proficiency and the training is not made available to him or her in his or her primary language. Once the training is made available in their primary language, they are required to take the training.