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Criminal Record Clearance: Laws and Regs

Following each lesson, there is a quiz.  You must achieve a score of 70% to move on to the next lesson. The use of quizzes satisfies the CCL regulation that online courses be interactive.

Course Description
This five-hour online course covers Title 22 regulations for criminal background clearance for employees and live-in residents at CCL facilities. Each step is examined, from live-scan fingerprinting, to the declaration form, to the often misunderstood requirement for exemptions. Lessons also cover in detail how clearance and exemptions can be transferred from one licensed facility to another.

The purpose of criminal clearance is to prevent the exploitation, criminal abuse, and neglect of clients who live in residential care. The criminal background check process comes alive for the student through a look at real cases from the administrative law section of DSS. Administrative hearings adjudicate decisions on exemptions and the revocation of licenses. Finally, a course on criminal record clearance would not be complete without a survey of crimes committed in CCL facilities.

Abuse Reporting: Regulation Course

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This course is not approved for ARF, GH, or STRTP.

Following each lesson, there is a quiz. You must achieve a score of 70% to move on to the next lesson. The use of quizzes satisfies the CCL regulation that online courses be interactive.

The objectives of the course are:
Learn who is a mandated reporter.
Learn what are your legal responsibilities as a mandated reporter.
Learn what are the reporting exemptions.
Learn to identify the different types of abuse:
Learn how reports of abuse are investigated.
Learn how to report and 2013 guidelines for physical abuse.
Learn the penalties for not reporting and protections for reporters.

Source Material
“Article 3. Mandatory and Nonmandatory Reports of Abuse [15630 – 15632].” California Legislative Information, 1 Jan. 1995,

“Regional Center Contract Language Fiscal Year 2022-2023.” State of California Department of Development Services, Dec. 2022,

“Your Legal Duty: Reporting Elder and Adult Dependent Abuse.” California Attorney General’s Crime Office  and State of California Department of Justice-Office of the Attorney General, 2024,

Food Service: Regulations

Title 22 provides federal rules for the safe preparation, storage, and service of food. It also covers sanitation of food preparation areas and provides dish washing regulations and guidelines for refrigeration and freezing. Familiarity with Title 22 rules is necessary for the provision of safe and healthy foods and the prevention of food borne illness. Students will become familiar with food service, selection, preparation, and storage regulations. Cleaning methods and contamination prevention will be covered in detail. Supplemental material will further illustrate the importance of the regulations in maintaining residents’ health and well-being.

Course Objectives:

Learn safe food preparation and handling to prevent the spread of food borne illness.

Become familiar with correct hand washing, personal hygiene, and kitchen and dish room sanitation techniques.

Become familiar with the temperature “danger zone” for bacterial growth.

Know required refrigerator and freezer temperatures, as well as storage areas and time periods for both perishable and nonperishable items.

Learn about odor control and the shelf life of refrigerated foods.

Understand refrigeration and the importance of proper cleaning and ventilation.

Learn how to purchase healthy food and ensure its safety utilizing thorough inspection and optimal transportation and storage.

Develop ongoing protocols and systems in the facility to ensure food is properly prepared.

Learn proper cooking methods, in particular best temperature, for different types of food.

Understand safe selection, handling, storage, and preparation of meat.

Learn the importance of safe seafood and shellfish selection, storage, preparation, and service.

Know how to prevent contamination and what to do with contaminated food.

Gain thorough knowledge of bacteria and foodborne illness; understand the two different types of bacteria and their effects on food.

Learn proper care of garbage and how to procure and maintain properly designated garbage containers.

Understand rules for proper storage of toxic substances and keeping them away from food preparation areas.

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