The annual youth protection training is required for all university employees, students, and volunteers who are tasked with the responsibility of being present with minors while serving on the behalf of the University. The training requirement is not dependent upon a UF Youth Activity or level of supervision but planned contact with minors. The youth protection training (course number YCS800) or a comparable approved training must be successfully completed annually prior to engaging with minors. Refer to the Youth Compliance website for guidance to access the training.

The Youth Protection Training was developed to equip individuals with the knowledge to:

  • Employ strategies to provide a safe environment for youth,
  • Recognize the different types and signs of child abuse, and
  • Properly respond to incidents involving youth and/or report known or suspected child abuse.

UF-Affiliated Youth Programs must:

  • Verify that all program adults (staff, volunteers, university students) have successfully completed the Youth Protection Training prior to the start of the program or event and must report this at the time of registration with Youth Compliance. To successfully complete the course, you must achieve 90/100 points (90%)
  • Note: Training is recorded electronically in myUFL.

How to get started?

To access the Youth Compliance Training, click on this link.