Earn continuing education hours or continuing education credit for learning how you can protect children from sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light provides trainings that are approved for accredited continuing education hours for different professionals, including educators, nurses, social workers, counselors, law enforcement, and more.

Check below for requirements and approvals.

 

Stewards of Children®

SOCIAL WORKERS:

Nationally, Stewards of Children® is approved for two (2) contact hours of continuing education by The National Association of Social Workers (NASW). After completing Stewards of Children® in-person or online the approval number will be supplied on your certificate. Participants interested in receiving NASW continuing education hours should submit their certificate directly to their board.

Boards that do not endorse the NASW approval are MI, NY, & WV. States that do not recognize NASW National Approval are NJ, ID, & OR. Boards that currently do not have continuing education requirements are CO & Puerto Rico

COUNSELORS:

Currently, Stewards of Children® is not approved nationally for counselors. However, it is approved on a state-by-state basis:

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for Licensed Professional Counselors. The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy emails certificates with the approval number. Please reach out to Nikki Berger with The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy if you are interested. *CEs are only approved for the in-person training.

Fort Worth, Texas: Alliance for Children is approved to offer CEs for counselors by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. If you attend an in-person Stewards of Children® training provided by Alliance for Children, you can receive counselor CEs. If you are in the Fort Worth area, please reach out to Katia Gonzalez with the Alliance for Children if you are interested.


NURSES:

Nationally, Stewards of Children® is approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the National Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 2 continuing education contact hours. The approval is valid through August 5, 2019 and the approval number is on the certificate. For in-person training, facilitators must submit the sign in sheet and evaluation for individuals needing contact hours to Darkness to Light. For online training, the individual must submit their certificate to Darkness to Light.

States that do not recognize the approval are CA & FL.

DENTIST:

Nationally, Stewards of Children® is approved for two (2) contact hours of continuing education for Dentist and Dental Hygienist. Contact Darkness to Light for more information. *Contact hours are approved for the in-person and online training.


EMS:

Stewards of Children® is not approved nationally for EMS. However, it is approved on a state-by-state basis:

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education credits by the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma. Email Nikki Berger with The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy if interested. *CEs only approved for the in-person training.

There is not a national board that approves programs on a national level for educators. It is either done by state, city, or school/district.

EARLY CHILDHOOD:

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education contact hours by the Early Child Care Providers – Bright from the Start. Contact Nikki Berger for more information. *CEs only approved for the in-person training.

Missouri:  Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by MO Department of Health and Senior Services. Please contact Lynn Cole at 573-751-2450 if interested. *CEs only approved for the in-person training.

North Carolina: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. Organizations interested in obtaining approval to offer CE credits should contact dcdee.inservice.training@dhhs.nc.gov. *CEs only approved for the in-person training.

New York: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services. Contact Torie Seeger for more information. *CEs only approved for the online training.

EDUCATORS:

Texas: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing professional education units by the Texas Education Agency. The approval number is 902071. *CEs are approved for the in-person and online training.

LEGAL:

Delaware: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing legal education units by the Delaware State Bar Association. Organizations interested in obtaining approval to offer CLEs should contact Margot Miller for more information. *CLEs are only approved for the in-person training.

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing legal education (CLE) units by the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency. Contact Nikki Berger for more information. *CLEs are only approved for the in-person training.

South Carolina: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing legal education units by the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on CLE and Specialization. Approval number is 170912. Contact Darkness to Light for more information.*CLEs are approved for the in-person and online training.

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Georgia: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by the GA Peace Officer Standards & Training Council. Contact Nikki Berger for more information. *CEs are only approved for the in-person training.

Tennessee: Stewards of Children® is approved for 2 continuing education units by the TN P.O.S.T. Commission – Peace Officer Standards Training. Approval number is 18-271. For more information, contact LaShonda Randolph.  *CEs are only approved for the in-person training.