CCAP Health & Safety Training Requirements | Community Connection Point

CCAP Health & Safety Training Requirements

To help ensure the health and safety of children, IDHS is now requiring that providers complete specific health, safety and child development training, have current CPR/First Aid certification, and complete annual training hours.

Who is required to complete training?

In Illinois, all center and home-based early childhood care and education providers participating in CCAP will have minimum training requirements. In order for a current provider to continue receiving CCAP payments, some trainings must be completed by September 30, 2017, and additional trainings must be completed by September 30, 2018. After this, annual training requirements will go into effect.

*Please note: On April 6, 2017, IDHS announced that it made revisions to the health, safety and child development training requirements. For information, read the complete announcement from IDHS. English | Español

What trainings are required?

To understand the specific trainings required by IDHS, please review the appropriate notice below from IDHS:

CCAP Training Worksheet for Centers: This worksheet can be utilized by Center Directors as a tool to assess what training staff has already completed and what training is still needed.

A majority of the training is offered online through the Gateways ilearning portal. You must register first before you can take a training. Registration is not immediate and must be processed by INCCRRA staff . If you are not already a registry member, you can apply online by visiting In addition, some sessions will be offered “live” through Community Connection Point.

Here's where to find the trainings.

For any questions regarding the new training requirements, contact: or view the FAQs.

How to self-report CPR/First Aid Certification and DCFS Mandated Reporter Training
How to print and submit your IDHS CCAP Health and Safety Training Completion Report
Once you complete your training send the 3 documents listed below to IDHS via:

MAIL: IDHS Child Care – Training
100 South Grand East, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762

  1. Gateways Provider Completion of IDHS CCAP Training Requirements Report (see insert with printing instructions)
  2. CPR/First Aid Training Certification
  3. DCFS Mandated Reporter Training Certification

CCP staff can also answer any questions you may have regarding this requirement and will be working to assist providers in accessing the training they need. We can be reached at 1-800-676-2805.