SMU welcomes many students, employees, and visitors to campus every day and seeks to maintain an inviting, safe, and secure environment for those on campus or engaged in SMU-sponsored activities. In 2012, Texas passed legislation that requires employees of campus programs for minors attend a training and examination program that addresses the warning signs of sexual abuse and child molestation.
Our goal at SMU is to exceed state standards by requiring that every administrator, faculty/staff member and student worker complete the Program for the Protection of Minors training course within 90 days of being hired. Employees whose role requires them to be trained under the law must renew their training every two years.
This training is required by law for any employee working for a camp program that offers recreational, athletic, religious, or educational activities for those not enrolled at SMU and that is operated by or on the SMU campus. Read Texas Senate Bill 1414 to learn who is required to complete the training under the law.
SMU has partnered with the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, a Texas-approved training provider, to host their training on SMU's vendor training platform.
Assignment for the training tutorial will be made automatically on the night the employee's employment information becomes active in my.SMU. The employee will receive an email, sent by LawRoom on behalf of SMU, announcing the training is available along with information on how to access the training. The training will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
For reporting purposes on the State Reporting Form, the course completion information for the training program should be identified as Dallas Children's Advocacy Center with a program code of YCO8-0043.
Students and Non-SMU Employees
Students who are asked to complete the training for coursework and internships and non-SMU employees may use any state approved vendor to meet the training requirement. However, SMU has purchased a site license with the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and can enroll students and non-SMU employees in the DCAC web-based training. Please work with your SMU Program Coordinator to coordinate this training assignment. Students and non-SMU employees may access their training certificate by logging back in to the program to view/print their completion certificate.
Kelly Services Temporary Employees
Temporary employees hired via Kelly Services should contact their Kelly Services representatives regarding training assessments.