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Fulfill Your Mandatory New York Child Abuse CE Requirement with NetCE

Training must be completed by April 1, 2025

Automatic reporting to boards

2 CE/CME Hours for $15

Designed for NY healthcare professionals

Child Abuse Identification and Reporting: An Update for New York

Every person who has previously undergone mandated child abuse training must complete an updated curriculum that includes adverse childhood experiences and trauma, implicit bias, and the identification of child abuse in a virtual setting.

The New York State Education Department approves this course. Learn more.

Stay Informed with NetCE

The purpose of this course is to enable healthcare professionals in all practice settings to define child abuse and identify the children who are affected by violence. This course describes how a victim can be accurately diagnosed and identifies the community resources available in the state of New York for child abuse victims.

9 Course Learning Objectives

Evaluate & Recognize

Analyze & Identify

Discuss & Review

1. Evaluate indicators of maltreatment or abuse, including in a virtual setting.

2. Recognize the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on children, families, and yourself.

3. Describe mitigating effects of the protective factors on trauma.

4. Analyze the impact of bias on your decision making.
5. Identify when you have a legal obligation to call the State Central Register (SCR).
6.Discuss how you may better connect individuals and families with services.

7. Outline how to prepare to make the call to the SCR.
8. Describe how to complete the LDSS 2221A form.
9. Review your rights as a mandated reporter.

Accredited CE for New York Healthcare Professionals

This course is approved by the New York State Education Department. For more information on NetCE's accreditations and approvals, visit

Note that while New York mental health professionals, including counselors, therapists, and social workers, cannot take this course for CE credit, they are able to complete this course as training on NetCE.


Understanding the New York Child Abuse Identification & Reporting Requirement

What is the CE update for child abuse identification & reporting for healthcare professionals?

According to the New York State Education Department, Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2021 amended Social Services Law § 413 to require additional training to include protocols to reduce implicit bias in decision-making processes, strategies for identifying adverse childhood experiences, and guidelines to assist in recognizing signs of abuse or maltreatment while interacting virtually within the New York State Mandated Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect coursework.

This law requires that mandated reporters, including those who have previously undergone the current training, complete the updated training curriculum by April 1, 2025.

What professions does NetCE support to complete their New York Child Abuse Training?

We support the CE/CME needs of the following healthcare professions that are required to complete training related to New York’s child abuse identification and reporting mandate:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists

The following mental health professionals are able to complete this course for training, but will not be able to receive CE credit:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Master Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Mental Health Counselors

Do I need to complete updated training if I have already completed mandated training in the past?

Yes, all individuals previously trained in child abuse prevention must now complete a revised curriculum covering adverse childhood experiences, trauma, implicit bias, and recognizing child abuse in virtual environments for the New York CE requirement.

When is the deadline for completing the updated training curriculum?

By April 1, 2025, New York mandated reporters are required to fulfill the updated child abuse recognition and reporting training curriculum.

Is NetCE approved by the New York State Education Department to fulfill the 2 hour CE requirement?

NetCE's course, Child Abuse Identification and Reporting: An Update for New York, is approved by the New York State Education Department to fulfill the requirement for 2 hours of training in the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Provider #80673.

Is NetCE accredited for my profession?

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NetCE is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, NetCE is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

NetCE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6361. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NetCE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Learn more about NetCE's accreditations & approvals here.