Working as a Responsible Adult

Responsible Adult Course

Online Certification Program for Working with Children

Instructor: Roxanne Penner
Owner/Operator of
4Pillar Online School
Email: [email protected]


Welcome to our online Responsible Adult Certification Course. This program is designed to educate and prepare you for working with children as a Responsible Adult.

This training is responsive, meaning it can be taken on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC. The Responsible Adult Course is also available in any language - just email us and we will email you the course in the language you wish to study in.

Throughout the course there are chances to evaluate your progress with mini quizzes and interactive activities. Upon completion of the course there is a final exam after which you will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Formats

The Responsible Adult Course is available in video and text format. It is also available as a download if you prefer to read the materials offline. Please click on the link below to download the course. When you have finished reading through the course, login to this online course again and navigate to the end where you can take a multiple choice final exam. Upon passing the exam, you will be emailed a certificate of completion.

Licensing Requirements

The law requires that individuals working in licensed child care facilities be at least 19 years of age and be able to provide care and mature guidance to children. Individuals need to have at least 20 hours of training in child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition. This training can be a course, or a combination of courses that add up to 20 hours of training. 

Please visit the BC Laws website to learn more about this legislation - Part 3, Division 2, Section 29

Child Care Licensing Regulation

This course meets licensing requirements and qualifies participants to work with children in:

● school age group child care (licensed)

● occasional child care (licensed)

● as a replacement (substitute/casual on call) for ECE assistants (for less than 30 days) in a licensed group child care centre or preschool.

Other employment possibilities may include casual family drop-in programs, family child care assistants, starting your own home based daycare, or other child and family related positions such as a nanny or babysitter.

Responsible Adult Course Final.pdf