Staff Trainings

Program staff trainings

UW–Madison youth programs and activities require all staff, including employees, volunteers, and contractors, to complete specific trainings before working with youth. Use the links below to access online training programs and to register for courses. If you have questions about training requirements, please contact your supervisor or email youthprotection@wisc.eduPlease save your completion certificates.

Training Requirements for Youth Roles

Authorized Custodians:

  • Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect (every two years)
  • Responsible Employee (RE) Training (every year)
  • Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training (every year)

Authorized Assistant Custodians:

  • Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect (every two years)
  • Sexual Misconduct and Clery Crimes in Youth Activities: Reporting and Prevention (every year)

Authorized Adults:

  • Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect (every two years)

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect (online)

UW–Madison employees, volunteers, and contractors who work with minors are required to follow the rules outlined in Governor’s Executive Order 54. This includes reporting cases of suspected child abuse or neglect to the proper officials.

Required: Authorized Adults (every two years), Authorized Assistant Custodian (every two years), Authorized Custodian (every two years)

Mandated Reporter Online Training (for staff with a NetID)

Mandated Reporter Online Training (for volunteers and others without a NetID)


Sexual Misconduct and Clery Crimes in Youth Activities: Reporting and Prevention (online)

This course combines and abbreviates elements from three other trainings: Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at UW–Madison, Responsible Employee, and Campus Security Authority. It is required for University employees and volunteers whose duties include supervision and/or custodial care of minor(s) in a youth activity.

Required: Authorized Assistant Custodian (every year)

Sexual Misconduct and Clery Crimes in Youth Activities: Reporting and
Prevention (NetID not required)


Responsible Employee (RE)

Authorized Custodians are considered Responsible Employees (REs) while working in a youth program. These individuals are required to report violations of the UW–Madison Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence.

Required: Authorized Custodians (every year)

Title IX Responsible Employee Training


Campus Security Authority (CSA)

Authorized Custodians are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) while working in a youth program. These individuals are required to report certain crimes on or near the UW–Madison campus.

Required: Authorized Custodians (every year)

Enroll in Campus Security Authority Training

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