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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Required for License Renewal in 2020

Tuesday, December 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Required for License Renewal in 2020

A new law passed earlier this year will require sexual harassment prevention training for all persons who hold a professional license issued by the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) – this includes PT and PTAs.  This did not cause an increase in the number of hours required but is to be a topic for 1 hour of your currently required hours. 

PTs renewing their license by September 30, 2020 will have to comply with this requirement and make sure that 1 of the 40 required CE hours includes sexual harassment training, specifically:

  • What is sexual harassment, including its forms and types;
  • What should one do if one experiences or witnesses unwelcome sexual contact;
  • Reporting sexual harassment within one's place of employment and to outside entities, such as the Illinois Department of Human Rights; and
  • Whistleblower protections.

For PTAs, 1 of the 20 required CE hours for license renewal should include this training prior to September 30, 2021.

The course may be presented in a classroom setting, a webinar or online and must be given by an approved CE sponsor. 

You can read their FAQs as well as access the rules and regulations for this requirement here

IPTA's Ethics Committee is in the process of developing a one hour webinar that will be offered live on Thursday, February 6th and recorded for download so that members unable to participate on that day can still utilize the webinar.  One of the program offerings at the 2020 PT REVITALIZE, a session focused on the #Metoo movement will also meet the training requirement.

12/10/19


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