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.” 
    All school employees who have direct contact with children must receive three (3) hours of training no later than December 31, 2017.  All school employees must receive three (3) hours of training every five (5) years thereafter. 
    Failure to comply with this State of Pennsylvania mandated requirement could result in your inability to remain in an active employee status
    ONLINE TRAINING OPTION(S): Employees who have not yet completed the Act 126 Mandated Reporter (3 Hour) Training, may choose one of the following online training options:
    1. PA Child Welfare Resource Center/University of Pittsburgh (Online Training) 
      • Directions: Located to the right of the screen. 
    2. Department of Education SAS Portal (Online Training) 
      • Directions: Participants who do not have a SAS account must first register for one by visiting http://pdesas.org/. To register for the course, participants must log into the SAS PD center http://pdc.pdesas.org/ and then click on “Course Catalog/Registration” under the menu button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.  The course is listed under the “Non-Facilitated” tab.  When registering for the course, participants will choose a track specific to their role (i.e. teacher, chief school administrator or staff member).  All participants will receive a certificate of completion.  Educators holding Pennsylvania certification will receive Act 48 credit.  A brief assessment will be given at the end of the course.  All content must be viewed prior to taking the assessment and receiving a certificate.
    ***There will be no more in-person trainings for the 2017-2018 school year.  Employees may choose one of the two online options listed above.***
    After you have completed the online training, please submit (1) a copy of your certificate and (2) the completed Augmented Mandated Reporter training form (below) to Anne Krier (KrieAn@centennialsd.org) in Human Resources.  You may also fax it: (215) 347-1386, or mail it to: Human Resources, Attention: Anne Krier, 48 Swan Way, Warminster, PA 18947.
    If you already completed the 3-hour Act 126 Mandated Reporter training through another employer, please submit (1) a copy of your certificate and (2) the completed Augmented Mandated Reporter training form to Anne Krier.  
    You can verify by logging in to the Employee Web Portal (under “Employee Demographics,” "Additional Clearance Dates") to view the date you completed the three (3) hour Act 126 Mandated Reporter training.  See image below. If there is no date listed, that means you have not completed it or HR did not receive your certificate of completion.
    Act 126   
    Support staff employees who complete the online training outside of their normal work hours must also complete and submit a Time Sheet (below) to Human Resources in order to be paid. Employees will be compensated for three (3) hours.  Support staff employees who complete the online training during their normal work hours will not receive additional compensation. The online training option is not eligible towards Chapter 14 hours.