Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required to register as an Adult Leader! Scouts may also be required to take YPT training in order to staff events where they staff long-term Scout events, such as:

  • Summer camp
  • Winter camp
  • Jamborees
  • Certain courses (e.g., NYLT)
  • And there may be other such events .... 

Once you complete YPT, your YPT certificate is good for 2 years from the date of course completion. 

  •  Online YPT is found HERE.
    • This requires a valid user ID/password for my.scouting.org.
      • You to not have to be registered with BSA in order to get a user ID/password and to take online YPT. 
    • Note: This online YPT course was recently updated by BSA; it replaces all versions of online YPT courses previously available. It now consists of four modules: 
      • YPT Overview and Policies
      • Sexual Abuse Prevention
      • Bullying Prevention
      • YPT Certification Test
    • It now takes about an hour to take this new, vastly-improved online YPT course. 
      • See the *Note below for directions on how to print your YPT certificate. 


*Note: Printing your YPT certificate is slightly more challenging than with the previous version of the online YPT courses. This section aims to alleviate that difficulty by supplying the steps to print your YPT certificate. 

Step   Screen Capture
0 - Log in to my.scouting.org.   
1 - Select the YPT area. Take the online YPT course
(all four modules, including the exam). 
 

 

2 - You may have to navigate to the YPT area again.
When you do, select the Completions tab.  
 

 

3 - Now select the just-completed YPT course.
Click the printer icon to the right of that course.  
 

 

4 - Save the PDF certificate wherever you want to
save it. Print it at your leisure. 
 

 

5 - This lists the modules (in reverse order) that
you just completed in the online YPT course.
 

 

 



 

NEW BSA Online YPT Course Mandated for ALL Adult Leaders by October, 2018

BSA recently updated its online YPT course. The new course replaces all previously-available versions of online YPT courses. 

Important Note: In addition, this new online YPT course replaces the former Face-to-Face YPT (F2F YPT), which is no longer available.

The new course consists of four modules: 

  • YPT Overview and Policies
  • Sexual Abuse Prevention
  • Bullying Prevention
  • YPT Certification Test

It now takes about an hour to take this new, vastly-improved online YPT course. 

Printing the NEW YPT Certificate
Once someone has taken the new online YPT, it updates immediately. To print the YPT certificate (which looks different than the old one), Select My Dashboard then My Training then Completions. You may then use the printer icon to the right to print the certificate. 

Note: A Spanish-language version of this new course is expected by mid-2018. 

Note: BSA has announced that ALL Adult Leaders will be REQUIRED to re-certify by successfully taking the NEW online YPT course by October, 2018 , even if their previously-valid YPT certificates do not "appear" to have expired yet

BSA has removed all previous versions of online YPT education from my.scouting.org; only the new course is available now

BSA Reference Documents

In accordance with BSA's just-updated Youth Protection Training materials, there are several reference document available for use with your unit (all PDFs):

 You should print these documents and/or distribute them to Adult Leaders in your unit.