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Youth Protection Training

Each program staff member (volunteers and employees) is expected to complete annual mandatory trainings on conduct requirements, protecting participants from abuse, and on how to report incidents of improper conduct to the proper authorities including, but not limited to, appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Steps to Complete Online Training

Step 1: Youth Program Directors register program with Risk Management

Youth Program Directors must register their programs with Risk Management and provide a name list of all youth program staff and volunteers.

Step 2: Complete assigned training through CSU Learn

Program personnel will be required to complete training through CSU Learn. Additionally, all youth program personnel will be assigned a task list in CSU Learn to ensure all key components are completed prior to working with minors.

IMPORTANT: All program volunteers must be authorized by Human Resources prior to being assigned training through CSU Learn. If volunteers have not been authorized (have an active HR-Volunteer form on file), training cannot be assigned.

Step 3: Print certificates of completion and send to Program Director

Print out training certificate(s), keep a copy for yourself and send a copy to your Program Director.

Required Online Training

Below are the training requirements for youth program staff. All trainings are annually required and assigned through CSU Learn.  Program Directors are responsible for ensuring program staff complete necessary training.

Youth Protection Training Matrix
Training V EE V (Day Camp) EE (Day Camp) Duration
Keeping Your Day Camp Safe     x x 20m
Keeping Your Higher Education Program Safe x x     20m
Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse* x x x x 20m

*Please reach out to to be assigned this training.

Legend: V = Volunteers; EE = Employees (faculty, staff, student assistants); V (Day Camp) = Employees (faculty, staff, student assistants) working in day camps; EE (Day Camp) = Employees (faculty, staff, student assistants)

Additional Training

The program director may enhance and/or modify the required training program to meet the program's specific needs or activity involved.  Any such enhanced or modified program must include at minimum the elements described in the table. In addition, the program director should arrange for sufficiently frequent training sessions to permit covered programs and activities to continue functioning regularly.  Additional Youth Protection training found in CSU Learn include:

  • Preventing Bullying (Generic - Youth Org)
  • Preventing Sexual Activity Between Young Children

Defensive Driving

Staff members transporting minors during the activity will need to complete the Defensive Driving training administered online by Parking and Transportation Services