The training modules listed in this section meet specific licensing requirements for Illinois DCFS.  Training created by Gateways to Opportunity is also Registry-approved.  

Please note that the links to training by DCFS are not managed or maintained by the Gateways i-learning System and the training represented by those links may not be Registry-approved at this time.

Day Care Home Licensing Orientation Training (Available on DCFS site) - 3 contact hours

The purpose of the orientation is to educate potential day care home providers about the rules and procedures that govern day care homes and the license application process. It's also to help you decide if becoming a day care home provider is right for you and if you meet the licensing requirements mandated by DCFS.

Mandated Reporter Training (Available on DCFS site) - 2 contact hours

Everyone who suspects child abuse or neglect should call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline to make a report, but Mandated Reporters are required by law to do so. The purpose of this online course is to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse.

For additional organizations offering training that may meet licensing requirements, please visit the Additional Training page.