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9560.0234 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

Subpart 1.

Agency training plan.

The local agency shall have an annual training plan for child protection workers. The plan must include:

A.

the subject areas to be covered;

B.

the methods of providing training, such as in service programs, workshops, or college courses; and

C.

the number of hours of training to be provided.

Subp. 2.

[Repealed, 25 SR 1772]

Subp. 3.

Individual training plan.

The local agency shall develop and approve an individual training plan for each child protection worker that meets the criteria in items A to C:

A.

the training is relevant to providing child protective services. Relevant training topics include:

(1)

the training areas specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 626.559, subdivision 2;

(2)

permanency planning for children; and

(3)

other subject areas related to protecting children from maltreatment and providing child protective services;

B.

the plan is developed in consultation with the individual child protection worker and based on identified areas of knowledge and skills to be developed; and

C.

the plan provides for at least 15 credit hours of training per year.

Subp. 4.

Credit hours.

A credit hour of training is based on a clock hour of instruction. Up to one-half of required training hours may be earned by teaching a course approved by the department. One hour of teaching earns two credit hours.

Subp. 5.

Training record.

The local agency shall maintain a record of training completed by each child protection worker, including:

A.

the course titles;

B.

the instructors' names;

C.

the dates and times of the training;

D.

the number of credit hours earned; and

E.

local agency documentation of successful completion of the training.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.388; 256.01; 256E.05; 257.175; 393.07; 626.556

History:

13 SR 303; 25 SR 1772

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007