- Clock Hour Training Requirements
- Safe Sleep Training
- 2015 Clock Hour Training Review Guide
- Missouri Workshop Calendar
- The Toolbox and the Missouri Professional Development (MOPD) Registry
- Clock Hour Training Q & A
Caregivers in licensed child care facilities are required to receive 12 clock hours of training approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services from January 1 to December 31 each year.
- Training hours will be prorated at one clock hour per month of employment for staff beginning employment within the year for which records are being reviewed. Clock hours are not pro-rated for intermittent staff, such as substitutes or those on temporary absence.
- Clock hours required by staff at a facility are not prorated, regardless of the number of months per year or hours per week the facility is in operation.
- There is no limit to the number of clock hours that may be earned online.
- Training sessions provided by directors must be approved to award clock hours.
- Clock hours may not be carried over to the next year.
- Clock hours may not be earned while staff is being counted in ratio.
- Trainers may not be awarded clock hour for training sessions they are approved to conduct.
- Clock hours for duplicate training taken within the same calendar year will not be counted.
Department-Approved Safe Sleep Training New!
During the 2015 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly passed Section 210.223 RSMo. This statute requires child care facilities licensed to provide care to children less than one (1) year of age to complete department-approved training on the recent safe sleep recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) every three years. Click here for a listing of department approved safe sleep trainings.
First Aid/CPR training must be approved to count for clock hours. Click here for information on First Aid and CPR training.
The checklist provides information about what documentation is required for the 2015 clock hour review that will begin in January 2016, at each facility's first inspection of the year. Information on how to run a program's online clock hour training report from the Toolbox is also contained in the checklist. This guide also provides information on what will be accepted.
Training published on the Missouri Workshop Calendar (MWC) is approved for clock hours. Providers may use the MWC to:
- View monthly or weekly calendars listing clock hour training on specific dates
- Locate online training available 24/7 on the “Online on demand” tab
- Check the approval status of national training events on the “Pre-approved national” tab
- Find First Aid/CPR training on the “First Aid/CPR Training” tab
- Search for training in a specific area using the “Search” link on the red bar
Technical issues associated with the MWC, or instructions on how to use the Missouri Workshop Calendar should be directed to Child Care Aware of Missouri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-200-9017.
Directors, owners, and program designees can use the Toolbox to print Program Training Reports and keep track of other staff records, such as First Aid and CPR certification. It is easy to set up a program on the Toolbox website. Once a program is set up, the licensing specialist, director, and owner can review and print program training records online. This will greatly cut down on the amount of time spent reviewing training records on-site during an inspection.
Individuals can use the Toolbox to print individual training reports and monitor professional development records. The Toolbox also provides access to professional self-assessment and professional development planning tools. To use the Toolbox to view and print individual training records, individuals must be a member of the MOPD Registry.
The MOPD Registry tracks child care clock hours, education, work experience, First Aid and CPR certifications, and other professional development for child care professionals. Child care professionals who enroll in the MOPD Registry and create an account on the Toolbox website can then monitor and print their own professional development records. Enrolling in the MOPD Registry is easy. Visit OPEN’s website and click on the MOPD Registry link for additional information.
Questions about the MOPD Registry and the Toolbox should be directed to OPEN at email@example.com or by calling 573-884-3373.
Q: Is this training (or conference) approved for clock hours?
A: Check the Missouri Workshop Calendar. If it is not posted on the Calendar, then it may not be approved. Providers should contact the trainer to see if they will submit their training for approval. Training approval instructions are available at http://health.mo.gov/safety/childcare/trainerinfo.php.
Q: What kind of training counts for clock hours?
A: Types of approved training are listed on the “Clock Hour Training Review Guide” mentioned at the top of this page.
Q: Where can I find training?
A: All training listed on the Missouri Workshop Calendar is approved for clock hours. Be sure to check the tabs at the top of the Calendar for additional approved training.
Q: Where can I find CPR/First Aid training?
A: Check the “First Aid/CPR Training tab” tab on the Missouri Workshop Calendar. This tab does not list ALL approved First Aid/CPR training; this is a list of trainers offering public training by request.
Q: I attended training, but the trainer did not ask for MOPD IDs. Why not?
A: The trainer may not be aware of the training approval process. Through the Missouri Workshop Calendar, trainers must submit an application, schedule the training, collect attendees’ MOPD IDs, then enter the attendance into the Calendar. Ask the trainer if the training is approved. If necessary, refer them to the Trainer Information page on the child care website. Beginning in 2015, all trainers are required to ask for MOPD IDs at face to face training events.
Q: The training I attended wasn’t approved. What do I do?
A: Contact the trainer to ask them to seek approval retroactively. If necessary, refer them to the Trainer Information on the child care website. Training can be approved and published retroactively. Training will not count for clock hours unless the trainer completes the process.
Q: How is training approved? (NON- CPR/First Aid)
A: The Trainer Information webpage provides information about the approval process.
Q: I’m getting an error on the Missouri Workshop Calendar… or… I am having problems using the Missouri Workshop Calendar.
A: Email Child Care Aware at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-200-9017.
Q: How can I obtain or look up my MOPD ID?
A: Go to www.mopdid.org to obtain or look up a MOPD ID. A MOPD ID can also be obtained or looked up over the phone by OPEN at 573-884-3373.
Q: I want to look at my staff’s training records online. How can I do that?
A: Directors, owners, or designees can make an account on the Toolbox website and submit a form to OPEN to obtain permission to view program records. Staff MOPD IDs can then be added to the program record so training records can be viewed. Complete instructions are available on the “TOOLBOX: Adding Staff MOPD IDs to a DVN” guide.
Q: I want to look up my own training record. How can I do that?
A: Registry members can view and print their individual MOPD ID records. There are also other benefits to enrolling in the Registry. Find out all about the Registry and how to enroll on OPEN’s website.
Q: My MOPD ID or Toolbox is not working:
A: Email OPEN at email@example.com or call 573-884-3373.
Q: How do I get a copy of my online INCLUSION411 or EP/Disaster training certificate?
A: A copy of the certificate was emailed to the email address provided in the survey at the end of the training. It may be in the spam or junk mail folder. Otherwise, email CCTraining@health.mo.gov to request copies of certificates.
Q: How do I get a copy of my online IMMUNIZATION411 training certificate?
A: A copy of the certificate was emailed to the email address provided in the survey at the end of the training. It may be in the spam or junk mail folder. Otherwise, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request copies of certificates.
Q: I took an online training on listed on the Calendar, but the online training didn’t ask me to enter my MOPD ID. How will I get credit for that online training?
A: Keep your online training certificate with your training records. Your licensing specialist will count that certificate along with your other records. Registry members can send a copy of their certificate to OPEN so those clock hours will be listed on their MOPD training record. Find out all about the registry and how to enroll on OPEN’s website.
Q: I took a child-related college course. Can I get clock hour credit for that?
A: Yes. A guide to using college coursework for clock hours is available here. Registry members can send a copy of their transcript to OPEN so the clock hours will appear on their MOPD training record.
Q: Will my Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or Youth Development Credential (YDC) count for clock hours?
A: Yes. A CDA or YDC initial or renewal certificate will count for 12 clock hours for the year in which the certificate was issued. Registry members can send a copy of their CDA or YDC certificate to OPEN so the clock hours will appear on their MOPD training record.
If the answer to your question is not found above, contact CCTraining@health.mo.gov.