All health-related licensees and funeral directors renewing their license are required to complete 2 hours of board approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting.

The following Pennsylvania licensed professionals are required to take the child abuse recognition and reporting course: Chiropractic, Dental, Funeral Directors, Message Therapy, Medical, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Psychology, Social Work, and Speech Language Pathology.

Home Study Course

How does this course work?

  1. Download or View the Course PDF below. This is the entire course. If you received one of our book lets in the mail and you are ready to take your final exams online, move to the next step.
  2. Purchase the course by selecting the “Add to Cart” button below.
  3. Take the final exam for the course by selecting the exam link that was emailed to you in your receipt. The exam online is identical to the exam in the Course PDF or Course Booklet.
  4. Print and save your certificates of completion. Your certificate will be available to you as soon as you pass the exam. You will need to keep the certificates for your records. We will also report your hours to Pennsylvania.
Course Title Course Link Hours Buy Now
CHILD ABUSE RECOGNITION AND REPORTING IN PENNSYLVANIA View Course PDF
Course Evaluation
2

$29.00Add to cart

Online Course

How does this course work?

  1. Click on the “Start the Course” button below to begin your course immediately. You can stop and save the course at any time. Just come back to this page and click on the “Resume Course” button to log back into your course.
  2. You can complete the entire course without purchasing it. You just need to read through each of the slides and answer the final exam questions. You need an 80% or greater to pass. You can retake the exam as many times as you need to.
  3. When you have finished the course, click on the ADD TO CART button below. After you purchase the course, we will email you your certificate of completion. If you purchase after 2:00 pm CST, we will email your certificate the next business day.
Course Title Course Link Hours Buy Now
CHILD ABUSE RECOGNITION AND REPORTING IN PENNSYLVANIA Start Course
Resume Course
2

$29.00Add to cart

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this count towards my required continuing education hours?
Yes, if your profession has mandated continuing education requirements, this course will count towards the required hours.

Are my hours reported to the Pennsylvania Board?
Yes, we are required to report your hours to the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Is this course approved by the Pennsylvania Board?
Yes, PDH Academy is a approved by the Pennsylvania Department of State. Click here to view our approval letter.

Why do I have to provide my last 4 digits of my social security number and date of birth?
The state requires us to obtain this information in order to report your hours.

Why do I need this course?
Effective on January 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal. This was part of Act 31 that was passed into law in 2014.