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Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training in New York State


The Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training in New York State online course fulfills the mandatory one-time training requirement for all mandated reporters, including but not limited to: doctors, RNs and LPNs, physician assistants, specialist assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, podiatrists, medical students and residents, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, school teachers, school psychologists, school administrators, child care personnel, etc.

Advantedge Education, Inc is an approved New York State Education Department provider of training in child abuse identification and reporting, and was assigned provider number 10685.

New York State Education Law requires select individuals, when applying initially for a license, certification, or limited permit, to provide documentation of having completed two hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

Am I required to take this course? Visit the New York State Education Department website.

Advantedge Education Child Abuse Course

Learners will receive the most current information about child abuse in New York and the nation. A few of the topics covered include:

  • History of child abuse
  • Mandated reporters
  • Child Protective Services
  • State Central Register
  • New York State definitions
  • Types and indicators of abuse
  • Role of the mandated reporter
  • Specific responsibilities for reporting


  1. Describe the history of child protection in the United States.
  2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse, maltreatment/neglect.
  3. Identify the legal responsibilities of the mandated reporter in New York.
  4. Demonstrate the role of the mandated reporter.
  5. Summarize the steps to report child abuse in New York.
  6. Identify resources for additional information about child abuse.

Additional Info

Course features. This course features new and improved navigation and progress tracking. An optional pre-test and post-test helps you measure any knowledge gaps you may have about child abuse recognition and reporting. Test yourself activities are presented throughout the course, and you can even practice completing the LDSS-2221A form using information from one of the course's many real-life case studies. As always, a friendly staff person is happy to answer any questions that may arise during the learning process.

Daily transfer to New York State Education Department. We securely transfer your record of course completion to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, every day at 5:30 pm EST. Please contact us if you have any questions about this process. As part of this process we are required to collect additional personal information to match your state application with course completion.

Certificates of completion. (Yes, this course has two!) In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must complete all sections of the course, pass the exam with at least an 80%, and submit course feedback through an electronic evaluation form.

Learners who successfully complete this course will receive two certificates:

  1. The ANCC contact hour certificate is available immediately upon submitting feedback. This can be reprinted at any time from your student account.
  2. The other is a document from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) which we certify and send to you within 7 business days of passing the course. The NYSED certificate is your official attestation that you fulfilled the mandated reporter requirement.

The planning committee and author have declared that they have no conflict of interest. This course has not received commercial support.

Technical requirements.


Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later, and one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version); Firefox (latest version); Internet Explorer 8 and later; Microsoft Edge (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)


  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)

Course Price: $35.00

CE Credit

This course is approved for 2 contact hours.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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