Mandated Reporter

The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) is a state statute that is designed to ensure that children are safeguarded from child abuse and neglect.

  • A Mandated Reporter is an individual who comes in contact with children in the course of his/her employment and is required to report cases of suspected child abuse.

In light of the incidents that occurred at Penn State, the Illinois legislature enacted amendments to ANCRA in June 2012.  ALL University employees are now Mandated Reporters and must sign an acknowledgement of their reporter status within I year of their initial employment.

As a required by the statute (325 ILCS 5/4), each CSU employee must complete the:

  • Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status Form (document is not valid without signature); and 
  • ANCRA training within one year of initial employment and at least every five (5) years thereafter.  The training must be provided by an agency or provider with expertise in recognizing and reporting child abuse.

The Acknowledgement Form certifies your mandated reporter status and the associated responsibilities.

The training provides signs to recognize and the reporting requirement.

All form and certificates, with original signatures should be returned to:

The Office of Compliance; ADM-321 within 1 month of your initial start date and return Certification of training 1 month prior to your employment anniversary date every 5 years.

In the event either form is submitted via interoffice mail, each employee is personally responsible for following up with the Office of Compliance to make sure the form has been received.

For more information contact The Office of Compliance ext. 2056 or email dcato@

The training has been placed on the Office of Compliance website or you may go to

Failure to execute the statement or provide certificate of training can result in University imposed disciplinary action.