DCFS Virtual Training Center Illinois State Seal
  • 03/31/2020


    Date:  Monday, March 16th

    Effective at 5:00 p.m. on 3/16/2020, in light of COVID-19, the DCFS Registration Unit will not be utilizing a call queue for direct contact to a registration unit clerk. All users will need to contact the DCFS Registration Unit via email at DCFS.Training@illinois.gov. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause our users, but appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

    We will keep you updated as things change.



  • 02/10/2020

    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.



  • 12/13/2019

    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 training is open!  This training is geared toward all supervisory staff within DCFS and private agencies.  Dates and locations for the Model of Supervisory Practice training can be found on the VTC listed under “Model of Supervision”.  Please note that it is highly recommended that you take each module in order, starting with the Administrative Module. 

    Cook/Central Regions:

    1/8 – 1/9 – Administrative

    2/5 - 2/6 – Developmental

    3/11 – 3/12 – Supportive

    4/7 – 4/8 – Clinical


    Southern/Northern Regions:

    1/22 – 1/23 –Administrative

    2/19 – 2/20 – Developmental

    3/25 – 3/26 – Supportive

    4/22 – 4/23 – Clinical


    Additional Cook Region Cohort Dates:






    1/22 – 1/23 – Administrative

    2/26 – 2/27 – Developmental

    3/18 – 3/19 – Supportive

    4/15 – 4/16 – Clinical


    Please utilize the VTC to register or contact DCFS Training for assistance with registration.  If you have questions or need additional clarification, please send inquiries to DCFS.FISP@illinois.gov.


  • 08/22/2019

    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.

  • 12/01/2017

    VTC Applications

    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.


    FP VTC Application.pdf

    Staff VTC Application Rev

    Immersion Site VTC Application Final