2015: New Requirement for PA Nurses

Effective January 1, 2015, the PA Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA), in conjunction with the Department of Human Services (DHS), now requires all health-related licensees and funeral directors that are considered “mandatory reporters” under section 6311 of the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) (23 P.S. § 6311), as amended, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DHS-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.
This training is free of charge and meets PA BoN Act 31 training requirements, as well as Act 126 requirements. All other licensing-related questions should be referred to your respective board(s). Please note: If you are licensed by more than one board, the PA Department of State will apply your credit to all relevant boards. 
How to Access the Online Training:
  1. Go to www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu (If you have not previously registered, please click the “Registration” link at the top of page).
  2. Enter your username and password to log on.