Title VI. Child in Need of Care

Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions; Definitions



Art. 603.1       Required education; reporting child abuse


A. Every person graduating from any teacher preparation program in Louisiana shall have had in his curriculum instruction on the requirements of and how to report suspected child abuse cases pursuant to Article 601 et seq., as well as instruction on how to identify the signs and symptoms of child neglect and abuse, including sexual abuse, in order to receive his teacher certification. 


B. Teaching or child care providers as defined by Article 603 shall complete an online training course provided by the Department of Children and Family Services between June first and August thirty-first annually. A record of completion of the course by the teaching or child care provider shall be provided to and retained by each entity at which the teaching or child care provider is employed. The entity at which the teaching or child care provider is employed shall retain a list of all teaching or child care providers who have not complied with the training requirements provided in this Article. 


Added by Acts 2003, No. 769, § 1. Amended by Acts 2020, No. 272, § 1, eff. June 11, 2020.