Offices and Services

Mandated Reporter Training

Mandated Reporter Training provides adults mandated by state law and Archdiocesan policy to report suspected child abuse and neglect with information on how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect.


The following employees and volunteers are required to complete this training within 60 days of hire:

  • School personnel, medical personnel, social service and mental health personnel, law enforcement personnel, coroner/medical examiner personnel, child care personnel and clergy. School personnel are required to recertify every 3 years.
  • Catechists, youth ministers, coaches, and pastoral center employees who work directly with children.
  • Seminarians must complete this while at the seminary and training is offered to deacons during their formation

Training Options

  • Online Training
    The Office for the Protection of Children and Youth (OPCY) has partnered with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to use their existing online training: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Mandated Reporters. At this time, online training is available in English and Spanish. Participants should be aware of the following:
  • Training takes at least 60 minutes to complete (you cannot exit and return).
  • You must use a computer with a printer to print the certificate at the completion of the training. Only a computer-generated certificate will be accepted.
  • The computer used for training must be equipped with speakers or a headset to allow you to hear the audio. o Employees must have their employee ID number (can be found on a paycheck stub). Volunteers use an email address to create their online training account.

Please click here to access online training.