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Senate Bill 1414 - Child Protection Training

Senate Bill 1414 requires all who work/volunteer in campus programs involving contact with minors complete SB1414: Child Protection Training. This training must be completed ten (10) days prior to the start of the program or camp.

Who needs to take the Child Protection Training
Child Protection Training will be required for anyone (faculty, staff, volunteer or student) having contact with a minor as part of a program or camp.  

If a volunteer acting as a guest speaker, entertainer or a person who visits for a limited purpose or limited time has no direct and unsupervised interaction with minors, the volunteer does not have to take the training.

Responsibilities
Program Operator

  • Identify in advance who within your program needs to take the Child Protection Training
  • Prepare and submit to Human Resources (HR) a background check form on all volunteers as well as UTB employees whose regular job duties do not require contact with minors.  Allow HR at least two (2) business day to process the requests prior to notifying an employee or volunteer for training
  • Once background checks have been approved by HR, notify those who need to take the Child Protection Training
  • If volunteers are a non-UTB employee or student, provide them with the guest username and password
  • Ensure the training is complete by receiving completion certificate from the employee/volunteer at least ten (10) days prior to the start of the program or camp
  • Retain all certificates of those who have completed the Child Protection Training
  • Complete the Campus Program for Minors verification form and submit to the designated Child Protection Training Coordinator no less than five (5) days prior to the start of the program.  County ID #s can be found on the Department of State Health Services website: www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/info/info_txco.shtm

NOTE:  If a volunteer can provide a copy of the training certificate obtained within the last year, and the date of camp or program is inclusive, the volunteer is not required to retake the training.  However, the Program Operator is required to retain a copy of the certificate and include the name of the volunteer in the Campus Program for Minors verification form. 

UTB Employee or Student

  • Once notified by your program operator, click here to access the Child Protection Training online by using your UTB credentials
  • Complete the training session by successfully passing the required quiz at the end of the session
  • Print completion certificate and turn in to your Program Operator at least ten (10) days prior to the start of the program or camp

NOTE:  Your certificate is valid for one year.  If working or volunteering for more than one program or camp within the year, you are not required to retake the training as long as you provide a copy of your valid certificate to your program operator.

Community Volunteer

  • Once notified by your program operator and username and password has been provided, click here to access the Child Protection Training online
  • Complete the training session by successfully passing the required quiz at the end of the session
  • Print completion certificate and turn in the Program Operator at least ten (10) days prior to the start of the program or camp

NOTE:  Your certificate is valid for one year.  If volunteering for more than one program or camp within the year, you are not required to retake the training as long as you provide a copy of your valid certificate to your program operator.

Resource Links

Texas Department of State Health Services - Home page for Campus Program for Minors: www.dshs.state.tx.us/cpm/.

 

Contact Info.

Contact Information for Child Protection Training Coordinators

Student Affairs
Yanet McClanahan

(956) 882-5136
Yanet.McClanahan@utb.edu
Cortez Hall, Room 209

Academic Affairs
Linda Ufland

(956) 882-4315
Linda.Ufland@utb.edu
Life and Health Sciences, Room 2.402

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