Stephen F. Austin State University

In-House Training

Training for Compliance with the Campus Program for Minors (CPM) Requirements

Revised: April 26, 2013

SFA Policy 13.5 and Section 51.976 of the Texas Education Code requires certain employees of campus programs for minors (CPM) to successfully complete a sexual abuse/child molestation training and examination program that has been approved by the Department of State Health Services.

Since the purpose of the statute is to provide child abuse/ molestation awareness to those who will be involved with minor campers, SFA also requires that volunteers, in addition to paid employees, be successfully trained.

All training must be completed prior to the start of the program on campus.

Approved In-House Training for Employees/Volunteers of University Sponsored CPMs

The Campus Recreation Department has been designated as the official CPM training coordinator for the university.

Training for all SFA employees and students as well as other employees/volunteers of university-sponsored CPMs will be provided at no cost during the following regular scheduled dates and times (subject to change):

Date Day Time

Location

None Currently Scheduled

Custom scheduled trainings are available upon request for a flat $50 fee.

To reserve space within the regularly scheduled trainings contact the Campus Recreation Front Desk at 468-3507.

To custom schedule a training session contact the Campus Recreation Front Desk at 468-3507.

Access the state-required registration form here: TDSHS Verification Form

Remember - All training must be completed prior to the commencement of the program on campus.

Training for Third-Party CPM Employees and Volunteers

While the priority of the university is to ensure that its own employees/volunteers are appropriately trained, a third-party program operator may request training for their employees/volunteers as well.

There will be a fee of $10 per person for training third-party employees/volunteers during one of the regularly scheduled training sessions (see schedule above). The availability of training slots will be subject to scheduling restrictions.

Sometimes SFA employees and students work at programs operated by third-parties. There is no fee for training SFA employees and SFA students working third-party programs when they attend a regularly scheduled training session (see schedule above).

Custom scheduled training sessions can be requested for a flat fee of $50 plus $10 per person.

To custom schedule a training session contact the Campus Recreation Front Desk at 468-3507.

Regardless of the training program utilized, the program operator remains fully responsible for complying with the statute.

Are there other approved training programs?

Yes. The Texas State Department of Health Services provides a list of approved training programs that will meet the requirements of the statute. You can access that list at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/cpm/training.shtm.

Two things for university sponsored CPM program operators to consider when using an off-campus trainer: