Trainer Information

Clock hour training application content and process inquiries should be directed to CCTraining@health.mo.gov.


General Information

The Department of Health and Senior Services uses an online training application, publishing, and attendance management system for the approval and tracking of child care clock hour training. The online training approval process is accessed through the Missouri Workshop Calendar.

Family home providers, family home assistants who regularly work more than five (5) hours per week, center directors, group day care home providers and all other caregivers and volunteers who are counted in staff/child ratio shall complete a minimum of twelve (12) clock hours annually. Training must be approved by the Section for Child Care Regulation in health, safety, nutrition, guidance and discipline, appropriate activities and learning experiences for children, positive communication and interaction with parents, planning and setting up an appropriate environment for children, professional and administrative practices or other child related area.

Clock hour training must relate directly to children or be related to the child care setting. Staff meeting topics (e.g., human resources, benefits, scheduling, daily cleaning procedures/schedules, how to use appliances/ office equipment, operate computer programs, performance reviews, employee handbook review, etc.) are not clock hour eligible.

Information about clock hour training requirements for child care providers can be found on the Training page.

Clock hour training application content and process inquiries should be directed to CCTraining@health.mo.gov.

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Training Approval Requirements

Training sessions submitted for clock hour approval must address one of the core competencies outlined in the Core Competencies for Early Childhood and Youth Development Professionals (Kansas and Missouri). Additional information about the Core Competencies is available on the OPEN website. Though Missouri shares common core competencies with Kansas, there is not a reciprocal training approval agreement between Missouri and any other state.

Training applications are submitted for approval through the Missouri Workshop Calendar. To submit an application the trainer or an individual designated by the trainer will need to establish an account with the Missouri Workshop Calendar. All trainers and training applicants are required to obtain a 6-digit Missouri Professional Development ID (MOPD ID) available instantly and at no cost at OPEN Initiative. Trainers are not required to enroll in the MOPD Registry. For assistance with MOPD IDs, contact OPEN Initiative at openinitiative@missouri.edu.

Clock hour training application content and process inquiries should be directed to CCTraining@health.mo.gov.

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Training/Conference Application Process

Trainings may be conducted face to face, scheduled online or online/on demand. The trainer or an individual designated by the trainer must submit the training approval application. Approved applications are valid for three (3) years. Allow up to 30 days for approval.

Face to Face or Scheduled Online applications

STEP 1: Obtain a MOPD ID
STEP 2: Create an account on the Missouri Workshop Calendar
STEP 3: Submit a training application to be reviewed by the Section for Child Care Regulation
STEP 4: Receive notice of training approval
STEP 5: Schedule the approved training to obtain the 13 character approval code. In the Session Details you will indicate if the training is to be public or private.
STEP 6: Conduct the training
STEP 7: Enter Attendance on the Missouri Workshop Calendar
STEP 8: Close and Archive Attendance within 30 days.

Online On Demand applications

STEP 1: Obtain a MOPD ID
STEP 2: Create an account on the Missouri Workshop Calendar
STEP 3: Submit a training application to be reviewed by the Section for Child Care Regulation
STEP 4: Receive notice of training approval
The online on demand trainer or training organization must establish a method of transferring completion data to Missouri’s child care professional registry, OPEN Initiative. To establish a training completion data transfer with OPEN Initiative call (573) 884-3373.

Conference Approval

STEP 1: Obtain a MOPD ID for at least two (2) members of the conference planning committee
STEP 2: Set up a Missouri Workshop Calendar Account
STEP 3: Submit a conference application for initial approval which will contain general conference information.
STEP 4: Following receipt of initial approval, submit conference sessions for final approval
STEP 5: Final approval will assign the 13 digit approval code for each session.
STEP 6: Conduct the conference.
STEP 7: Enter attendance on the Missouri Workshop Calendar within 30 days.

Declined Applications

If your application is declined, it may be updated and resubmitted. On the Missouri Workshop Calendar go to My Library, Training Applications, Declined to locate the application. Copy the application and make the needed changes/additions.

All applications are submitted through the Missouri Workshop Calendar. Technical issues or questions about using the Missouri Workshop Calendar should be directed to Child Care Aware of Missouri.

Training Application Requirements

Technical issues or questions about using the Missouri Workshop Calendar should be directed to Child Care Aware of Missouri.

First Aid/CPR Approval

First Aid and CPR training must be processed through the Missouri Workshop Calendar to count toward annual clock hour requirements. Online-only First Aid and CPR training applications are not accepted for approval.
When submitting the application for clock hour approval, training organizations have the option of choosing to have their training designated as approved by DHSS which will be listed on the “First Aid/CPR Training” tab on the Missouri Workshop Calendar.
The following national models are accepted by the Section For Child Care Regulation for First Aid/CPR:

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Adding or Removing Trainers

Additional trainers who may deliver the training can be added to the initial training application. Trainers can be added or removed as needed at any point in the three years that the training is approved for. The approved training will be found as a template in your library on the Missouri Workshop Calendar. Simply click the “Add Trainers” button and enter the MOPD Id number for each trainer that you wish to add. Trainers may also be removed by clicking the “Remove” following the trainer’s information.

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