PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CCR&R Professional Development Policies and Procedures for Training Participants

*Please note that all face-to-face trainings have been suspended through the end of Septmenber due to COVID-19

Please contact Brigette Henderson, Training Coordinator at (815) 741-1163, Ext. 357 for more information. Additional online trainings are also available through INCCRRA’S Gateways I-Learning website at https://courses.inccrra.org


CPR and First Aid Courses

DHS is approving the use of the First Aid/CPR hybrid (on-line/in-person) course.  In order to qualify, there must be at least one in-person session to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply CPR correctly and safely.  If in-person classess are not offered at this time by an approved provider, it will need to be done when COVID is no longer a factor in those decisions.  Certification must be from one of the approved entities below (as of 6/4/2020):

  • American Heart Association
  • American Safety and Health Institue (ASHI)
  • American Red Cross
  • American Trauma Event Management (ATEM)
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI)
  • Edward Atkinson/Emergency Response Health Network
  • Ellis & Associates, INc.–Orlando FL
  • EMS Safety Services
  • MEDIC FIRST AID
  • National Safety Council
  • Pro-Trainings, LLC
  • R.H. Sanders & Associates

In partnership with CCR&R, IDHS is providing funds to assist child care practitioners to achieve First Aid (FA)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.  As all in-person trainings have been suspended through at least the end of September, we will be offering funding on a reimbursement basis.  Please see the below application for more details.

FY 2021 First Aid/CPR Application


Child Care Education Institute

CCR&R is pleased to partner with the Child Care Education Institute to offer online professional development courses that meet DCFS licensing training requirements. Online training opportunities offered include both one and two hour in service credit course. Some classes are available in Spanish. Professional development coursework is delivered through an online learning management system that provides user-friendly enrollment, easy access to courses, and a self-paced engaging online learning environment for students. Professionals can take courses from any computer with Internet access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Certificates can be printed immediately upon completion of the training module. Individuals may complete up to two hours of workshops each year, free of charge. A small fee is charged for any additional workshops for which they want to register.
Online Self Study Training Portal