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Mandated Reporter Training
Pursuant to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA), State Superintendent, Dr. Christopher Koch has indicated that student teachers are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect when acting in their professional or official capacity.
All teacher education candidates must complete the online training the semester they apply to student teach. Allow 60-90 minutes on a computer attached to a printer so that the certificate can be printed at the time training is finished. https://www.dcfstraining.org/manrep/index.jsp. When asked "Which mandated reporter category best fits your role" answer "other" "student teacher" "Name of Employer" "WIU" "City of Employer" "Macomb".
A copy of the certificate must be submitted to the CPEP office along with the mandated reporter status form http://www.state.il.us/DCFS/docs/cants22.pdf.