Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Now Available Online

November 26, 2017

Beginning January 1, 2018, Health and Safety Code 1596.8662 requires all licensed providers, applicants, directors and employees to complete training as specified on their mandated reporter duties and to renew their training every two years.

Important Facts for Licensed Child Care 

  • Volunteers are encouraged but not required to take the training.

  • Effective January 1, 2018: Applicants must meet requirements as a precondition to licensure

  • Existing licensees must meet requirements by March 30, 2018

  • New employees shall have 90 days from date of employment to complete training as required This training requirement may be met by using the Department’s Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) online training modules.

Click Here to Access The OCAP Modules (free of cost)


The training is currently provided in English. If no training is made available in a required person’s primary language then that person shall be exempt from this requirement.

Programs / Individuals who would like to meet this requirement by using an alternate type of training other than the OCAP modules must first submit a request to their local Regional Office to obtain approval from the Department. 

For additional information, please review the Implementation Plan 
Click Here for OCAP Implementation Plan 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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