Working as a Responsible Adult
Responsible Adult Course
Online Certification Program for Working with Children
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 click the language indicator at the top of the page to view course in your preferred language. Transcripts of videos are available below each video.
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.
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.