California Assembly Bill 506 and Youth Protection Training

California Assembly Bill 506 is a new law effective January 1, 2022.

Update – Apr 8, 2022

Live Scan form now available!

Thank you to those volunteers who have completed their online training in order to comply with AB 506. This training is for all volunteers and needs to be completed as soon as possible. Live Scan Finger printing is now available.

Step 1: Start your online training.
Step 2: When training is completed, upload your certificate here.
Step 3: Download the Live Scan request form, bring it with you to the Live Scan.
Step 4: Visit any Live Scan location of your choice. Find locations here or here.

AB 506 requires administrators, employees, and regular volunteers of youth service organizations to:
  • Complete training in child abuse and neglect identification and reporting
  • Undergo a background check to identify and exclude any persons with a history of child abuse
  • Ensure mandatory reporting of suspected incidents of child abuse to persons or entities outside of the organization
  • Require two mandatory reporters whenever in contact or in the supervision of children

The BSA’s Youth Protection Training standards required of all registered adults, our two deep leadership policy, and the criminal background check performed with an adult volunteer’s registration appear to meet most of the requirements of this law. The BSA’s routine criminal background check does not meet this standard, thus a background check with finger print scan will be required soon. Fingerprinting is already required in many schools, sports, and other organizations such as the Oakland Diocese.

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