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The following 2 CE course is required for Pennsylvania LMT’s to take at every renewal period. This course is approved by the PA Department of State

The Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) was signed into law in 1970. CPSL provides the parameters for investigation of reports of suspected child abuse, as well as reports of children in need of General Protective Services. The PA Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) was enacted to protect children from abuse, allow the opportunity for healthy growth and development and, whenever possible, preserve and stabilize the family.

  • In 2014, Act 31 was signed into Pennsylvania Law – LMT’s are now considered Mandated Reporters of suspected child abuse.
  • This workshop covers all relevant material to understanding the law, your responsibilities as a mandated reporter, and the reporting process.
  • This workshop is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of State.

*Please note you will be asked to provide your PA Massage License Number, the last four digits of your social security number and your date of birth when you purchase this course. We need this information in order for us to provide proof that you have completed this class to the PA Massage Therapy Board.

Course objectives
•Understand the structure and function of Child Welfare and Child Protective Services in PA
•Understand the purpose of the Child Protective Services Law and recent changes
•Understand the difference between General Protective Services and Child Protective Services
•Understand who is considered a perpetrator
•Understand categories of child abuse and exclusions
•Understand what and who is a mandated reporter
•Understand the role of Attorneys, privileged vs confidential communications
•Know when you are required to make a report
•Learn how to report suspected child abuse
•Understand your protection as a mandated reporter
•Understand the penalties for not-reporting / failure to report
•Learn to recognize indicators and signs of child abuse

Instructions for Checking Mandated Reporting