On-Site Mandated Reporters Training

PFSA’s face-to-face training, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, is approved by the Departments of Human Services, Education and State. It is eligible for Act 48 credits and meets the requirements for required training under Act 126 and Act 31.

Our on-site, instructionally designed training is delivered at your location and is targeted to individuals who have direct contact with kids through work or who accept responsibility for kids as a volunteer.  Examples of organizations that can benefit include, but are not limited to:

  • Private and public schools
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Child care centers
  • Libraries
  • Juvenile probation officers
  • Community service organizations
  • Summer camps

Participants receive resources and reference materials to take with them after training. PFSA’s curriculum is approved for Act 48 credits. This training meets requirements under Act 126 (Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse requirement) and Act 31 for required training of mandated reporters, including continuing education for health-related licenses under the Department of State.

Our training reviews the elements of child abuse, including the legal definitions of a child, perpetrator, and categories and indicators of abuse. The training provides an overview of mandated reporting obligations, including how to make a report, protections for those who report, and the liability for failing to report. Replacement certificates may be requested up to one year from training date for a fee of $12.

On-Site Training Options

Free On-Site Training

We provide on-site training to groups of no fewer than 10 and up to 50 mandated reporters per training session at no charge, based on availability. Participants receive a certificate of completion for their records.

Scheduling a Free On-Site Training Session

We are currently scheduling for no cost on-site training workshops for a limited time base on funds availability.  It is important to act ASAP to ensure that your group is able to take advantage of this opportunity. The process for scheduling is as follows:

  1. Select the Request Free Training button below and fill out the necessary information, including a few preferred dates and an estimated number of participants (10-50).
  2. A training agreement, which outlining your responsibilities, will be sent to you.  This training agreement must be signed and returned prior to our securing a trainer and confirming your training date.  

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Fee for Service On-Site Training

Our fee-for-service on-site training is available to organizations that are unable to schedule in time to take advantage of the free sessions. The maximum number of participants is 50 per session. Participants receive a certificate of completion for their records. Fee-for-service training may be scheduled at any time.

Scheduling Fee for-Service Training

  1. Contact our office at info@pa-fsa.org or at 800-448-4906 with a few preferred dates and an estimate of the number of participants.
  2. Payment in full is required to schedule any training. This may be paid by organization check or credit card.
  3. A signed fee for service training agreement must be returned prior to our securing a trainer and confirming your training date.

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