DCFS Virtual Training Center


As part of the IllinoisConnect project, the Child Welfare and Employee Licence (CWEL) Complaints and Licensure processes are MOVING from the VTC to the new IllinoisConnect System!
All CWEL Complaints and Licenses will be managed using a new website starting July 15, 2024. Stay tuned for updates including a link to the new website.
CWEL Complaints Questions? DCFS.CWELComplaints@illinois.gov
CWEL Licensure Questions? DCFS.CWELMailbox@illinois.gov
Self-Registration for CWEL Accounts
If you need to obtain your Child Welfare Employee License, also known as CWEL, you will need to have a VTC CWEL Account. If you already have an account to the VTC, use the login on the home page. If you need to create an account, please click on the self-registration link below.

Self-Registration for CWEL Accounts

Here is a short video demonstrating how to complete the full CWEL Registration process:


LEADS Certification Training
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC), via the Illinois State Police, mandates that all DCFS and POS personnel who directly or indirectly receive and/or disseminate information acquired from LEADS (Law Enforcement Agencies Data System), obtain “LEADS Practitioner Certification” training. Please download the PDF of the training using the link below.

LEADS Certification Training

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