Certification

Child Abuse Identification Workshop

This training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department. A list of providers is available here: Child Abuse Identification and Reporting - Providers.

Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop Requirements, including updated Mandated Reporter Components

Submitting the workshop

  • The information you submit to the workshop provider must be an exact match of the identifying information in your TEACH account (SSN, date of birth, full name). You are responsible for verifying the information in your TEACH account and making sure that it matches the information you submit to the workshop provider. If it does not match, this will delay the processing of your workshop. If you have questions about the information the workshop provider has on file, you must contact the provider to make sure that they can submit your workshop correctly.

  • Some providers of the workshop transmit the Certification of Completion to the Office of Teaching Initiatives electronically. Check with the provider to find out whether it will be transmitted electronically.
  • If you received a college recommendation from a New York State college or university with a degree date of May 2001 or later, no Certification of Completion will be awarded because the training was a required component of your program. TEACH will automatically credit the workshop based on the degree date listed in your college recommendation; no additional training is required.
  • If you are not receiving a college recommendation, and your provider is not transmitting the workshop electronically, you will receive the New York State Education Department Certification of Completion from the provider you completed the workshop through.

    The provider must complete and sign Part B of the certificate of completion. Once you have completed and signed Part A, you must send it to WorkshopsOti@nysed.gov to have the workshop added to your TEACH account.

    NOTE: The workshop provider is required to issue a certificate of completion upon conclusion of the course. If you did not receive a certificate, you must contact the provider directly.

Verifying the workshop in TEACH

After the workshop has been submitted, check your TEACH account regularly to see when it gets entered. You can do this by accessing to the Account Information page in your TEACH account and going to the Workshops section. After the workshop has been verified, it will immediately appear as verified on your application. Please note that the Workshops section will not list this workshop if you received a college recommendation. In these cases, TEACH automatically credits the workshop as noted above.

Any questions related to becoming an approved provider for the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment Workshop can be sent to OPPLEUCA@nysed.gov

Last Updated: June 18, 2024