The California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD), in collaboration with the FCC Cal-Pro-NET Center will be offering the 2017 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) annual mandatory training as an online course and through self-study packets. Completion of this course by any of these options will satisfy the CACFP annual mandatory training requirement for adult day care centers, child care centers (independent centers and center sponsors), day care home sponsoring agencies, emergency shelters, and at-risk after school centers. You have also satisfied this requirement if someone from your agency attended the Roundtable Pre-conference October 17, 2016 and has received a Certificate of Completion.
CACFP Procurement—Past, Present, and Future course is the 2017 mandatory training for all agencies. The CACFP regulations require each agency participating in the CACFP to ensure that at least one person with administrative responsibilities for the CACFP complete this state-agency provided training.
Successful completion of the CACFP Procurement—Past, Present, and Future training is required to complete your agency’s fiscal year 2017-2018 CACFP Annual Update which is due no later than September 30, 2017. If your agency does not successfully complete the mandatory training, your Annual Update will not be completed and the NSD may declare your agency seriously deficient.
The 2016–17 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Mandatory Training will provide an overview of procurement standards that have been in effect for years (past). Participants will learn what action they need to take now (present) to comply and what to expect moving forward (future). The Nutrition Services Division will cover all procurement methods (micro purchases, informal purchases, and formal purchases, i.e., Invitations for Bids and Request for Proposals). In addition, participants will learn which procurement procedures they need in writing and how they can develop a code of conduct which promotes open and fair competition while avoiding any real or apparent conflicts of interest.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided: 3.0
The online course will be available until December 31, 2017. Registration is now open.
To register for the course, you will need your Fresno City College (FCC) Cal-Pro-NET Center username and password and submit. Select "Register" to the far right of the mandatory course and follow the prompts. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. Your course will be available on Canvas within two hours of your registration until 5 pm daily. After that you will need to wait until 5 am the following morning to access your course on Canvas.
If you cannot remember your username and password, go to “Forgot User Name or Password?” Enter your email address and submit. You will receive an email with your username and password.
If you do not have a username and password, you will have to Create Your Account to obtain them. You need only one account, unless you work for more than one agency type (e.g., child care centers, day care home sponsoring agencies, etc.). You will need the exact name of your agency as it is listed in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) to create your account. Immediately after you submit your information, you will receive an email confirmation from the FCC Cal-Pro-NET Center with your username and password. You will need this information to register for the course.
Training by self-study packet may be completed and returned to the Fresno City College Cal-Pro-NET Center by December 31, 2017. The packet is a free download with instructions for completing the test. All course work must be successfully completed and the test received by December 31, 2017 in order to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. Once you have completed the test, return it by mail to the Fresno City College Cal-Pro-NET Center, 1101 E. University Ave., Fresno, CA 93741. Upon successful completion verified by the Cal-Pro-NET staff, you will receive an email with instructions for printing your certificate.
Following successful completion of the CACFP Procurement--Past, Present, and Future training, you will receive an email with instructions for printing your Certificate of Completion. Keep a copy of your Certificate of Completion on file to document your agency’s completion of the mandatory training.