WCWPDS Mandated Reporter Online Training
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Reporting Requirements


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Who is a Mandated Reporter?

Mandated reporters are those persons who have been identified as being in a position, because of the work they do, to see children who have been abused or neglected, or children who are in danger of being abused or neglected. 

Mandated reporters are required by either the Wisconsin Statutes [s.48.981, WI Stats.] or Governor’s Executive Order [EO #54] to report suspected child maltreatment.  

Find yourself in the list of Wisconsin mandated reporters below:
Mandated Reporters by
Wisconsin Statutes [s.48.981(2)]
Mandated Reporters by
Governor’s Executive Order #54

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  • Physician
  • Coroner
  • Medical examiner
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Chiropractor
  • Optometrist
  • Acupuncturist
  • Any other medical or mental health professional
  • Social worker
  • Juvenile Correctional Officer
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Professional counselor
  • Public assistance worker
  • Financial and employment planner employed by a Wisconsin Works agency
  • Mediator providing family court services
  • Alcohol or other drug abuse counselor
  • School teacher
  • School administrator
  • School counselor
  • Any other school employee
  • Child care worker in a day care center
  • Day care provider
  • Child care worker in a group home or residential care center for children and youth
  • Treatment staff employed by/under contract with a county human/social services department or county mental health AODA
  • Treatment staff employed by/under contract with a county department providing mental health, AODA, or developmental disabilities services
  • Treatment staff of a residential care center for children and youth
  • Physical therapist
  • Physical therapist assistant
  • Occupational therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Emergency medical technician
  • First responder
  • Police or law enforcement officer
  • Court appointed special advocate
  • Member of the clergy
  • University of Wisconsin System (UWS) Professors
  • UWS Administrators
  • UWS Coaches
  • All other UWS Employees

Please note: As a UW System employee, you may also have a role listed in s. 48.981(2) (on left). If so, your legal reporting requirements fall under s. 48.981(s): the "Mandated Reporters by Wisconsin Statutes."

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