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  • IDHS Required Training for all Child Care Assistance Program Providers

    By now you have received the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Announcement to Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) providers regarding the health, safety and child development training that must be completed by all providers who care for CCAP Funded children.  The most recent communication from IDHS announced a deadline extension. No completion date has been released at this time, but IDHS and the i-learning system encourage you to complete the training as early as possible to ensure you meet the requirements on time.

    The federal government is now requiring that child care providers complete specific health, safety and child development training, have current CPR/First Aid certification and complete annual training hours. All providers participating in CCAP will have minimum training requirements as a result of the federal legislation.

    This page provides comprehensive resources to answer questions you may have about the training requirements and how to meet them.  Please review this page carefully before contacting DHS, your local CCR&R, INCCRRA, Gateways i-learning, or Gateways to Opportunity.

    Click a question to link directly to the answer you need:

    • What is my Gateways Registry username and password?

      A Gateways Registry membership with an online username and password is needed to efficiently and confidently complete the IDHS CCAP Provider training and reporting requirements.

      Visit to retrieve your username and/or password OR to create a new member account.

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      • What trainings do I need to complete?

        Visit to view complete information regarding the IDHS CCAP provider required trainings.

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        • What trainings have I completed, and what do I still need to take?

          For a list of all previous training you have taken, visit the Gateways Registry and view your Professional Development Record (PDR). Visit

 for instructions regarding how to access your PDR.

          For a list of training you have fulfilled to meet CCAP provider training requirements in particular, go to the Gateways Registry and view your Completion of IDHS CCAP Training Requirements Report. Visit to learn how to access this report.

          Note: You can compare the training you have taken on either or both reports with the IDHS required training flyer (linked above) to determine what training you have taken and still need to take.

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          • Where do I find the trainings?

            To access the ECE Credential Level 1 modules, as well as the “What is CCAP?” course, visit and click on the purple box in the first row, entitled “CCAP Provider Required Training.” – The courses will then be shown in list format.

            If you only care for school-age children, you may choose to access the SAYD training by visiting and clicking on the red box in the second row, entitled, “SAYD Credential Level 1 Trainings.”

            To access the Child Abuse and Neglect/Mandated Reporter training, visit the DCFS website at:!loginPage.action;jsessionid=D1ECE390BE80A21B2DB4E724D8C988FC

            * Retain your certificate of completion to send to IDHS

            For in-person training classes, including CPR/First Aid availability in your area, visit the Gateways calendar at:

            * Retain your certificate of completion to send to IDHS

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            • What trainings do I need to self-report?

              You only need to self-report your Mandated Reporter and CPR/First Aid trainings.

              Below is a link with instructions for self-reporting your Mandated Reporter Training: 


              Below is a link with instructions for self-reporting your CPR/First Aid training:

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              • What do I need to send to IDHS and where should I send it?

                Do not send anything to IDHS at this time.  Be sure all required training and certifications are reported to the Registry.  Then print your Registry Completion of IDHS CCAP training requirements report and keep the documentation until further notice. 

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