Mandated Reporter Training for Clergy training focuses on the specific issues, concerns, and requirements of clergy members with regard to mandated reporting requirements. It satisfies the training requirement set forth under California Assembly Bill 506.

Followed by the General Training module, the Clergy module is a 1 hour course that includes four lessons and concludes with challenge questions/scenarios.

At the conclusion of the training you will take a final exam which will test the information that you have learned during the training. It consists of 20 questions and requires an 80% or higher to be completed. You may take this exam as many times as needed.

You will Learn

  • What to do if you acquire knowledge or reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect
  • How to talk to children about suspected abuse
  • Special issues related to child abuse reporting for clergy members
  • How to file a report
  • What happens after a report is filed
  • How to overcome obstacles to reporting

Altogether, the Clergy training may take you up to 3 hours to complete. 

Please Note

In order to maintain compliance with California State laws for mandated reporters, the general training course is a required prerequisite for all of the profession-specific trainings. You will see the general training course required in all profession-specific trainings.

Altogether, the general training and the profession-specific trainings meet the training requirements of the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), Education Code for school personnel, and Health and Safety Code for licensed child care providers.

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General Training

The general training module is all inclusive, non-profession specific, and should be taken by every Mandated Reporter.

 2 Hours
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This training addresses the specific issues and concerns of clergy with regard to mandated reporting requirements.

 1 Hour
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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.

 0 - 1 Hour
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Upon scoring an 80% or higher you will be issued a certificate, which will serve as proof of your completion of this training.

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It's my responsibility. I spend a lot of time with them. I may be the only one who notices - the only one who can make a difference.  

Mr. Smithfield, 4th Grade Teacher, Santa Rosa, CA

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