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​​​​​Child Abuse Recognitio​n and Reporting Training ​Frequently Asked Questions

(Section 1205.6 of the Public Sch​ool Code of 1949)

On July 5, 2012, Governor Corbett signed into law Act of July 5, 2012, P.L. 1084, No. 126 Cl. 24 Session of 2012, which amended the Public School Code of 1949 to mandate that all school entities (a public school, charter school, cyber charter school, private school, nonpublic school, intermediate unit or area vocational-technical school) and independent contractors of school entities provide certain training to all employees, including contracted substitute teachers, who have direct contact with children. Direct contact with children has been defined as “the possibility of care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children." The law went into effect on January 2, 2013.

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​Review th​​e conte​​nt outline for both Act​ 126 Mandated Reporter and Act 31 Mandated Reporter Training​

Please note:​​​ Act 126 also requires a training component in the Pennsylvania Educator Discipline Act which is not required by Act 31.


Shane Crosby, Executive Director and Legal Counsel Office of General Counsel
Professional Standards and Practices Commission
333 Market Street, 14th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17126
Phone: 717-787-6576 | Fax: 717-783-0734 |

Joseph F. Loccisano, Ed.D.
Safe Schools Office
Pennsylvania Department of Education
607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17126
Phone: 717-346-4253 |