All applicants for certification must complete two clock hours of coursework or training in the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse and maltreatment, as required by Sections 3003(4) and 3004 of the Education Law. This training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department. A list of service providers is available on the Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Providers, Web page maintained by the Office of Professions at , http://www.op.nysed.gov/training/caproviders.htm. Contact the individual provider for workshop registration dates and times. Please note that some providers offer training that exceeds the two-hour minimum. Also, fees vary from provider to provider. Upon completion of the workshop, the provider will give you a Certification of Completion. Send this document to the NYS Education Department, Office of Teaching, 89 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12234. (Photocopies are acceptable).
Applicants who complete a registered teacher education program with a graduation date of February 1991 or later will be provided the required training as part of their teacher education program. These applicants, if recommended for a teaching certificate by the institution, do not need to submit a Certification of Completion.