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Initial Child Interview Training (ICIT)


The Initial Child Interview Training (ICIT) aims to train first responders on best protocols for gathering information in a child abuse case, thus minimizing trauma to the child and avoiding multiple interviews. The goal will also be to use best practive to preserve the case and avoid conflicting statements that may result from ineffective interviewing, or situational factors beyong the interviewer’s control.

The training is broken up into three modules: 1. Law Enforcement, 2. CPS, and 3. Mandated Reporters. Each module is approximately 2 hours long, and contains interactive activities and knowledge checkpoints throughout. The course is free and available online 24/7.

Start Learning

Head to the ICIT learning hub, where you can create your account. You will then receive a confirmation email, and start learning immediately!

Modules Available Now

  • Module One: Law Enforcement (Coming Soon)
  • Module Two: CPS (Coming Soon)
  • Module Three: Mandated Reporters (Coming Soon)

Length of modules

Each module is designed to be approximately 120 minutes in length, though your time may vary.

Quizzes and Certificates

Quizes and knowledge checks will be administered throughout the training. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the training. 

CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs

Participants may apply for Continuing Education Credits after the event. Course meets qualifications for 2 hour(s) of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Credits will be available after the event for a fee of $45. Certificates for CE Credits will be emailed to participants within two weeks following the event. If you would like to cancel your CE application or would like a refund, please contact Tony Alioto at


Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) credit will be given for this training pending approval (no cost).

ICIT is a project of the Center for Resources and Innovation. Learn more at

This project was supported by funding awarded by the Children’s Justice Act (CJA0) Program (TQ19 028567) through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).