Foster Parent Training Schedules
Foster Parent Online Training Schedule are now available.
If you are an Illinois Child Welfare professional who would like a VTC account, please click on the link below (DCFS/POS Staff) to complete the form on-line.
If you are a foster caregiver who would like a VTC account, please click on the link below (FP VTC application) to complete the form on-line.
Model of Supervisory Practice Professional Development Series is now available!
The Office of Learning and Professional Development is pleased to announce that registration for the Model of Supervisory Practice is open! The training is open to anyone in a child welfare supervisory role within DCFS or private agencies. Dates and locations for the Model of Supervisory Practice can be found on the VTC listed under “Model of Supervision”. Due to high demand an additional training cohort has been added for Central region (Peoria). All trainings will be four months in duration, beginning in May and ending in August. Please don’t hesitate to take advantage of this wonderful professional development opportunity! Please contact the Office of Learning and Professional Development to register. If you have questions or need additional clarification, please send inquiries to DCFS.FISP@illinois.gov.
The Mandated Reporter online training approved content published by DCFS now reflects changes made in PA 101-0564 and the Abused, Neglected and Child Reporting Act and can be accessed through the DCFS website and Virtual Training Center, free of charge 24/7, 365 days, with the ability for users to print completion certificates as evidence for the employer. Interested parties desiring to develop their own training as a standalone or embedded with other content may do so with the understanding that they must use the Department’s public facing content as the basis of their required material.
IL-MR Published Files Link
The following link will provide you with a version of the Illinois Mandated Reporter Training published files to download and implement into your LMS. A word document with the Pre/Post Assessment questions are also included in this link.
PRIDE In-Service Modules 1-9 trainings are temporarily unavailable. In the interim, please check with your regional training manager or licensing representative for alternative training options and updates.
Thank you for your patience.
For further questions please contact the DCFS Office of Learning and Professional Development at 877.800.3393 for assistance or email DCFSTraining@illinois.gov.