Child Care Providers

California Child Care Providers - AB1207

In partnership with California Department of Social Services, this Mandated Reporter Training for Child Care Providers is recommended for child care providers working in a licensed child care facility. It satifies the training requirement set forth under California Assembly Bill 1207.

Followed by the General Training module, the Child Care Providers module is a 2 hour course that includes seven 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 the law requires of you as a mandated reporter
  • How to spot indicators of possible child abuse or neglect
  • How to talk to children about suspected abuse
  • How to make a report
  • What happens after a report is filed 
  • Special issues related to child abuse reporting for child care providers

The Child Care Providers training may take you up to 4 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.

Now available in Spanish!

On Add Training, select Spanish in the dropdown for language. You can also Change Language from your training page, if you've previously trained in English. 

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.

 2 Hours

Child Care Providers

This training will focus on specific situations and concerns related to the evaluation of child abuse in a child care setting.

 2 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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