Mental Health &
Social Workers

The Mental Health & Social Workers training was designed to address the specific issues and concerns of by Pre- and Post-Licensed mental health professionals with regard to mandated reporting requirements.

Followed by the general training module, the Mental Health & Social Workers module is a three hour training that includes five sections. Each section will include practice test questions or vignettes.

At the conclusion of the training you will take a final exam which will test the information that you have learned during the training. Upon scoring an 80% or higher you will be able to fill out and print your Certificate of Completion. 

You Will Learn
  • What to do if you discover evidence of child abuse or neglect
  • How to talk to children about suspected abuse
  • The history of child abuse awareness and reporting
  • Special issues related to child abuse reporting in the work environment
  • How to talk about these sensitive topics 
  • How to handle particular situations that might arise

The Mental Health & Social Workers training may take you up to 3 hours to complete. You will receive a certificate for your records upon completion of the training.

Please Note

We have recently made changes to our website. The general training for mandated reporters is now a required prerequisite for all of the profession-specific trainings. When completing this course a certificate for the General module is not issued as this course certificate includes the completion of the General training.

The general training is a one-time prerequisite and needs to be completed prior to completing the profession-specific training for the first time using the updated online platform, launched in December, 2018. The general training does not need to be retaken when you renew your profession-specific training certificate in subsequent years.

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.

General Training

The general training module should be taken by those who volunteer with children as well as a precursor training for other mandated reporters.

 4 Hours

Mental Health & Social Worker

The Social Worker & Mental Health Professionals training is designed for Pre- and Post-Licensed Mental Health Professionals.

 3 Hours


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


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

What people are saying.

Learning to recognize and report suspected child abuse is not what I had in mind when I volunteered as a Girl Scout troop leader, but I’ve learned what an incredible responsibility I have and opportunity to keep kids safe with the information provided in these training modules. 

Sara Brown, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Fair Oaks

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