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:
- Go to www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu (If you have not previously registered, please click the “Registration” link at the top of page).
- Enter your username and password to log on.