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Protection of Minors Online Training Instructions

Training FAQ Answered Below:

Q1. How do I complete the initial Protection of Minors 101 training?

Q2. How do I complete Annual Renewal training for POM?

Q3. I'm a Vanderbilt Student and was notified I need to take Protection of Minors training; where can I find more information?

Q4. How do I access/print a training certificate?

Q5. I don't have or can't access the Learning Exchange and need to complete another version of training. 

Q1. Initial training To meet the policy compliance requirement for training, prior to interaction with minors in Vanderbilt programs and operations, all staff, faculty, students, and others with VUNET ID access must complete the  Learning Exchange "Protection of Minors 101" training module. To access this training, (1) Log in to the Learning Exchange using your VUNET ID and password and search for the training in the blue box by typing "Protection of Minors." (2) After locating Protection of Minors 101, select "enroll," then "launch," to begin the module.

Completion of the initial  Protection of Minors 101  course will meet both training and policy compliance requirements for those working or interacting with minors in Vanderbilt programs. Policy agreement is incorporated into the module electronically. After completion, you will receive a confirmation email and be able to print a certificate. Please allow 20-30 minutes for completion. 

Q2.  Annual training renewal If you continue interaction with minors in Vanderbilt programs and operations, you will need to annually renew your training compliance for the Protection of Minors not later than 365 days after completion of the POM 101 module. To do this, navigate to the  Learning Exchange  site linked above, in the blue search box, type " Protection of Minors Annual Renewal" , select the course and complete. 

Please note - reviewing the  Protection of Minors 101  course material will  not  update your original course completion date and cannot be used for Annual Renewal Compliance. Protection of Minors Renewal training will be launched annually on July 1st. 

Q3.  I'm a Vanderbilt Student and was notified I need to take Protection of Minors training; where can I find more information? The training instructions above apply to all personnel seeking compliance. Select this link to find out more about student compliance requirements. Compliance for POM training applies across all University programs. Once complete, this portion of compliance is complete for student organization participation, student employment work with minors, academic interaction with minors, etc. Student compliance for the academic year is valid after July 1 annually. 

Q4.  Accessing/Printing your training certificate: 

  1. Log into the Learning Exchange.
  2. On the top right of the dashboard page, next to the log in information, there is a blue bookmark icon (main menu), click on it to view a list of menu options.
  3. Select  “Transcript.”
  4. A list of available course certificates will be visible. 
  5. Select the Certificate you wish to view. A separate window will open allowing the learner to download or clip/screenshot as needed. Certificates will include a course name and completion date. 
  6. If you are unable to view the certificate needed for Protection of Minors, please contact Learners may also check individual POM Compliance status at this link.  

Q5.  Alternate training  for those without Learning Exchange log-in capacity and for third party groups, access is available by contacting the Office of Risk and Insurance Management. Instructions will be provided after confirmation that affected personnel do not/will not have access to the Learning Exchange training.   

Other alternate training (including classroom training in the POM 101 module) may be approved by the Protection of Minors Director. Please send requests for approval to Any training in addition to the online module is at the discretion of the program coordinator and does not require prior approval by the Protection of Minors Director.