|Act 126 - Mandated Reporting Training|
PA Act 126- Child Abuse Recognition and Mandated Reporting
As of January 2, 2013, Act 126 requires that all school entities and independent contractors of school entities, including contracted substitute teachers, who have direct contact with children complete a three hour training every five years on child abuse recognition and mandated reporting.
This training must include the following components to comply with Act 126:
If an employee attends a training session outside of Penn Cambria, the employee must submit proof of completion (certificate, letter of verification, etc) AND complete the Penn Cambria Augmented Training Form to show that you have reviewed the PCSD Policy #806 regarding Child/Student Abuse and that you have met all other requirements of the Act 126 training. A copy of this form, additional information, and a listing of approved online providers can be found below.
Other Approved Providers ( as of PDE website updated 11/2014 )
PA Child Welfare Resource Center - FREE - Complete this three hour online course provided online for free and print your certificate when complete. You do not have to complete the course in one session. During any future visits, you will get a pop up message asking if you would like to resume where you left off. www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 – IU8 is providing face-to-face training at various times and locations. Information is available under the Workshops/Trainings link at www.iu08.org .
PA Family Support Alliance –PAFSP offers an online webinar to meet with requirement with a $10 fee. Participants must pre-register and attend at certain date/time (only 5 dates/times currently scheduled before December ). www.pa-fsa.org