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Youth Protection Training Q & A

Q1: When does the Youth Protection change go into effect?

A1: As of June 1, 2010, all registered adult volunteers no matter what their position entails must complete Youth Protection

training prior to beginning their volunteer service and show proof of completion of the training.

Q2: Why a new training policy on such short notice?

A2: Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the Learning for Life. It is important to implement this training at all levels of the

organization. Learning for Life is always reevaluating and reassessing its policies to ensure the safest youth program and the

best training are offered. Learning for Life’s Youth Protection training has been in existence long enough for it to be

understood and accepted as required training for registered adult volunteers.

Q3: What is the deadline to meet the new Youth Protection training standard?

A3: All registered adult leaders should take or renew their Youth Protection training so that it is current as of today. A post

will not be able to recharter without its key registered adults being up-to-date on their Youth Protection training. No

individual leader will be able to register without being up-to-date on his or her Youth Protection training. Teachers and

Volunteers participating in Learning for Life summer programs must complete the Power Point Youth Protection Training and

turn in their certificate or record of attendance before conducting activities.

Q4: Is there a grace period to get all adults trained?

A4: No. If a leader's Youth Protection training is not current, the volunteer must take or renew this training immediately.

Every effort should be taken so that all registered adults involved in Learning for Life programs have a current certificate of

completion of the Youth Protection training.

Q5: Does "all volunteers" mean District/Council Committees

A5: Yes. The goal is to have all registered volunteers Youth Protection-trained. This is an important statement for Learning

for Life as a youth organization and reinforces our commitment to the well-being of all youth members and volunteers.

Q6: I am sure I know all there is to know about youth protection. Can I "test out" by

only taking the Youth Protection online quiz?

A6: No. You must complete the entire online training in order for your Youth Protection certificate to be valid. This ensures

you receive the latest information on Youth Protection.

Q7: Does the executive officer (institutional head) of a Post need to take Youth

Protection training?

A7: No. If the executive officer is not a registered leader; he/she is not required to complete Youth Protection Training,

although it is strongly recommended. If the executive officer is a registered member/leader of the post in Learning for Life,

then they are required to take the training.

Q8: Are all Explorer Instructors (non registered volunteers) required to take Youth

Protection Training?

A8: No. Individuals who provide instruction to the youth and are not required to register are not required to take the Youth

Protection Training, however, if they are presenting numerous training sessions then it is recommended they take the


Q9: The new policy indicates that a Youth Protection certificate of completion must be

submitted "at the time of application." What does that mean?

A9: All Exploring Adult applications should be collected from prospective leaders with the completed form and a copy of the

individual's Youth Protection certificate of completion. Both documents should be submitted together to the council service


The On-line Youth Protection training for Explorers can be taken before the application is processed. If there

If there

is no member number, the training can be taken and a certificate of completion can be printed as documentation, however,

the software will not update your record until you are registered with a member number. In this case your local council

registrar will have to manually record the training using code Y-03.

Q10: Can a post conduct group YPT with a live instructor and have this meet the


A10: Yes. Posts may contact their local Learning for Life office to have a group training conducted for all adults in the post.

The Learning for Life representative will ensure each leader receives his / her training certificate and that individual records

are updated in the national database using code Y-03.

Q11: Do leaders need to wait until they have final clearance on the background check to

meet with youth?

A11: No. As long as their application is fully completed, submitted to the council service center, and approved, their fee is

paid, and their Youth Protection training has been received by and acknowledged by the council, they will be able to interact

with youth members while the criminal background check (CBC) is still pending.

Q12: Can posts that have some adult leaders who have not completed Youth Protection

training be renewed?

A12: In order for a post or group to be renewed, it must have all the required positions filled with Youth Protection trained

adults. Adults who do not have current (within the past two years) Youth Protection training will not be allowed to

participate in Learning for Life programs.

Q13: Will the new adult applications have this information?

A13: Yes. All new applications will reflect these changes.

Q14: How do these new requirements affect Curriculum Based Learning for Life (nonregistered)


A14: There are three categories:

1. Those who have completed Youth Protection as part of their school staff development.

• They need only to be familiar with the Learning for Life Youth Protection Policies for Curriculum Based

Programs (1 page).

2. Those who have not completed Youth Protection as part of their school staff development.

• They must take the Youth Protection Training for Curriculum-based programs found at

3. Those conducting summer programs must complete Youth Protection Training according to their appropriate

category of 1 or 2 listed above.

Q15: Will both Learning for Life Exploring and the BSA Venturing versions of Youth

Protection training meet the requirement?

A15: Yes the Exploring Training on-line will meet the requirement as will the BSA Venturing Youth Protection Training. As

long as documentation can be produced, the BSA Venturing training will qualify, however at this time, the Explorer Youth

Protection Training will not meet the BSA training requirements.

Q16: If a person is not a registered leader, how can he or she log in and take the Youth

Protection training?

A16: A person does not have to be a registered volunteer to take the Explorer Youth Protection training. To take the

training log on click on Explorer Leader Training where you will enter Myparticipation. After you

have confirmed your new account user name and password, log on e-training to begin the Youth Protection training. Upon

completion, print a certificate to submit with a completed adult leader application to your local council representative for

processing. Remember to keep a copy for your records.

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