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Mandated Reporter Certificate
The Mandated Reporter Certificate is designed to help early childhood and school-age professionals understand their responsibilities as mandated reporters, who must report any suspicion of child maltreatment. Participants will learn about reporting requirements, signs and symptoms of various types of maltreatment, as well as the potential long-term impacts of specific types of abuse or neglect.
Upon satisfactorily completing the Mandated Reporter Certificate program, students should be able to:
Define and understand what a mandated reporter is and what they do
Identify potential signs of child abuse, such as physical, emotional, and sexual abuse
Define major types and identify indicators of child neglect
Identify common behaviors of abusive parents
Identify proper procedures and practices for effective documentation and reporting of child abuse
Identify the major consequences (physical, emotional, social) of family violence upon toddlers, young children and adolescents
Identify sensitive periods in early childhood brain development
Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate response to suspected child abuse
Demonstrate the ability to identify local or state reporting agencies and requirements
Students enrolled in the Mandated Reporter Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:
Competency based multiple-choice questions
Student activities and/or observations with written feedback
End of Course Quizzes in multiple-choice format – Students must pass each quiz with a grade of 70% or better to complete the course
Cumulative Final Exam in multiple-choice format – Students must pass with a grade of 70% or better to complete the certificate program
Must be 18 years of age or older
Must have access to a computer and printer
Must have a valid email address
Must be able to speak, read, and write well enough in the language the course is presented in to understand and complete the course material
Course(s) within this mandated reporter online training program may require observation, assessment, and practical application of learning principles in an early childhood learning environment. Students must be working in or have access to an early childhood environment to successfully complete these course(s).
Textbook Information: No textbook is required to complete this certificate program.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program’s applicability toward state requirements.
Setting: Infant-Toddler, Preschool, Family Child Care, and School-Age Care
Program Code: 4213-SPC
Program Length: 5 Hours
IACET CEU Value: 0.5 CEUs
Program Start Date: Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime
Program End Date: 60 days from enrollment date
Tuition Cost: $59
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