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. They have to take a three hour training every five years.
This 3-hour course fulfills the mandated required training topics for Act 126.
The training topics include in the course are :
-Recognition of signs of abuse and sexual misconduct as defined the Act 126,
-Reporting requirements for suspected abuse and sexual misconduct
-Mandatory reporting requirements as set forth in the Professional Educator Discipline Act (24 P.S. §2070.1a et seq.),
-Suspected abuse and sexual misconduct school entity’s reporting policies
-Maintenance of Professional and appropriate relationships with students.