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​​​Act 31 of 2014 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Continuing Education Providers

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


All health-related licensees/certificate holders and funeral directors are considered “mandatory reporters” under section 6311 of the Child Protective Services Law (23 P.S. § 6311).  Therefore, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license or certificate from any of the health-related boards (except the State Board of Veterinary Medicine) or from the State Board of Funeral Directors are required to complete, as a condition of licensure, 3 hours of training approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS) on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting.

As a condition of biennial renewal, you are required to complete 2 hours of approved training on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting from an approved provider. If your license is close to expiration, we recommend that you check with the approved provider of your course to confirm the time-frame in which they plan to submit the results.   

Continuing education results must be submitted electronically from the provider.  This process can take up to seven days. If you have questions regarding the submission of the continuing education, please contact the approved provider directly before contacting the Board. 

For more information on the mandatory reporting requirements, please visit


Provider Approved Number of Hours Approved for Continuing Education Credit for Professional Licensees Audience Approved to Train Method of Delivery
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive ReportersOnline

PA Family Support Alliance 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters Online - 3 hour  In-Person 3 and 6 hours available (Only 3 hours applicable)
PA Dental Association 2 and 3 Yes Dental ProfessionOnline:
PA State Nurses Association 2 and 3 Yes Any Health Related Licensee-Initial Application or Renewal

In-Person  Or online at


PA Psychological Association 2 and 3 Yes Licensed Psychologists, Nurses, Physicians and Mental Health Professionals

Home Study and In Person



J&K Seminars 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters

In-Person, Live Webinar and Home Study


Bala Institute of Oral Surgery 2 Yes Dental Profession and Mandated and Permissive Reporters



PA Coalition Against Rape 2 and 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters



PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics 2 and 3 Yes Pediatric and Family Medicine Primary Care Professionals and PA Hospital Employees



Cedar Crest College 2 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters



            PSCP: The Psychology Network 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters



Lehigh Valley Health Network 2 Yes Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Clergy



Harrisburg Area Community College 2 and 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters



Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science 2 and 3 Yes New and Existing Licensees as Funeral Directors



NetCE 3 Yes Health Care Professional Seeking Licensure

Home Study and   Online


Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association 2 Yes Pharmacists
The Practice Mechanic         3            Yes       Mandated and Permissive Reporters  In Person
 E-Learning for Therapists, Inc. 3 Yes  Medical and Behavioral health service  Online                      

Three Rivers Adoption Council 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters  In person           
Wild Iris Medical Education Inc. 2 and 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters Online
West Chester University 3 Yes Pharmacist and Registered Nurse In Person
Relias LLC 2 and 3 Yes Medical and Behavioral Health Service

​Salus University ​2 and 3 ​Yes ​PA Licensed Health Care Providers

​In Person   Dr. Melissa Vitek

​Pennsylvania Medical Society ​2 and 3 ​Yes ​Physician Members of PAMED Online
​InforMed ​2 ​Yes ​Physicians and Health Care Providers

​ Inc. ​2 and 3 ​YesMandated and Permissive Reporters ​Online
Western PA Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ​3 ​Yes Dentists, Hygienists, dental assistants and dental receptionists In Person  724-223-0579
 The Horsham Clinic  3  Yes Mandated Reporters  In Person
​ATrain Education, Inc. ​3 ​Yes ​Mandated Reporters ​Online
​ ​3 ​Yes ​Healthcare Professionals       ​Online
​The Wise DC, Inc. ​2 ​Yes ​Chiropractors ​Online
​PA Academy of General Dentistry 2           ​Yes  Dental Professionals  for the live course schedule for on-demand courses

​Villanova University Driscoll Hall ​3 ​Yes ​Healthcare Professionals ​Online
​Pharmacist's Letter/Therapeutic Research Center ​2 ​Yes ​Pharmacists and Technicians ​ Online
Got Your Back 2 Yes Massage Therapist 610-834-3992

Center for Excellence in Advocacy Support Center for Child Advocates 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters
Medbridge 3 Yes Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech-Language therapists, Pathologist, Audiologists and Athletic Trainers
PDH Academy 2 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters

NASW, Pennsylvania Chapter 3 yes Licensed Social Workers and Mandated Reporters In Person
DHS University 2 and 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters In Person
The Wright Center 3 Yes Mandated and Permissive Reporters In Person or Online
Penn State College of Medicine         3            Yes            Mandated and Permissive Reporters           Online​

Healthcare Training Institute2YesMandated and Permissive Reporters  317-348-0121
Last Minute CEU's2YesRespiratory Therapists
Continued2YesMandated and Permissive Reporters 
Nursing Continuing Education3YesRN, LPN, APRN


PharmCon2YesPharmacists 843-488-5550
Workshops Express2 and 3YesMandated and Permissive Reporters


718-608-6000 TTY 718-701-0385

Healthcare Compliance Solutions, LLC2YesMandated and Permissive ReportersIn Person    724-924-0997

Central Reach

2 and 3


Intensive Behavioral Health Service Providers



Online Continuing ED, LLC3
YesMandated and Permissive ReportersOnline
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Child Advocacy Center2YesMedical StaffIn Person
Funeral Service Consultant, LLC2YesFuneral Directors and EmbalmersIn Person
CypherWorx Inc3YesMandated and Permissive ReportersOnline
Biologix Solutions2 and 3YesMandated and Permissive ReportersOnline  630-984-0093
WebCE2YesMandated and Permissive Reporters, Licensed Funeral Directors Online:
Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC3YesMandated and Permissive Reporters   800-825-4696    
#1 Premiere CE

2 and 3


Mandated and Permissive Reporters
​Temple University School of Social Work
​Mandated and Permissive Reporters

​CE Zoom
​Health Related Professionals
​Online -
​Melissa Lucarelli
​Health Related Professionals
​Online -
​Funeral Continuing Education
​ Mandated and Permissive Reporters  718-608-6000
​Jamaica Bay Community Developement


​Nurses and Medical Professionals

#1 Accelerated CE's
​ Mandated and Permissive Reporters

​The Massage Mentor Institute



Massage Therapists


​ Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers


​Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County



Mandated Reporters as defined by the PA CPSL​, 484-687-2990
Clym Environmental Services


Medical or Dental Professionals, 724-924-0048

​Nursing CE Central



LPN, RN Advanced Practical Nurses
Colibri Healthcare LLC (was Elite)
​2 and 3​
Yes​​​ Mandated and Permissive Reports​ ​



Mandated and Permissive Reports