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As of 1/11/21, NEORTC is offering face to face trainings and is limiting our trainings to 2 per day maximum. We have established an NEORTC Covid-19 Training Protocol (insert link using attached document) that we are asking all trainees coming to NEORTC read and abide by. Trainees must have their temperature taken when coming into the Education Center using the wall-mounted self -serve thermometer. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 will not be able to stay for training and must leave the building. Trainees are also required to wear face coverings/masks at ALL times and must wear them correctly, covering mouth and nose completely.

If you are in need of scheduling an online training event, staff may register through E-track for sessions by going to: advanced search/learning type/online learning. For foster parent training,go to: Foster Parent College (FPC).

NEORTC Building

NEORTC's Location at Summit County Children Services

Additionally, NEORTC staff are available to address questions or concerns regarding other training opportunities.

Please contact:

Mary Serapiglia, Director, at

Jodie Hembree, Staff Training Coordinator, at

Julie Hayden, Foster Parent Training Coordinator, at

Debra Huff, Foster Parent Training Coordinator, at

The health and well-being of those we serve, our staff and the community are our top priorities. We appreciate your continued support and understanding.


NEORTC Training Registration Process

NEORTC is providing E-Track and non-E-Track trainees (Guest Trainees) with the listing of upcoming trainings to help those with E-Track access search for training sessions. This information is current at the time of posting so please check E-Track for the most current available trainings.

Winter 2021 Staff Training Sessions

Spring 2021 Staff Training Sessions

E-Track Trainees: Please follow your agency's guidelines when enrolling for any training session in E-Track. To learn more about E-Track, who it's for, how to access it, and how to use it, visit the E-Track homepage.

Guest Trainees: For those who are not in E-Track (PCSA staff who do not have log-in privileges, retired PCSA staff, community private agencies) attendance at NEORTC training is accepted on a space-available basis. The Staff Training Listing above is intended to serve as a guide. If you would like more information on a particular session please contact NEORTC Training Coordinator Jodie Hembree, 330-379-1867,  To register for a particular training session, complete the NEORTC Registration Request Form. Please allow up to one week for confirmation of acceptance into training. The webform should be submitted 30 days or less before the date of a particular training you are interested in attending. If a request is submitted 31 days or more from the date of training, the request may be declined. Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic and having to restrict class sizes, Guest Trainee registration requests should wait to be submitted 7 days before the training is scheduled.

Private Agencies - Assessor Training:  In order to attend assessor training, contact NOAS at 330-856-5582 ext. 123 or to learn how to search for and enroll in training using E-Track.  Please note: you must be currently working as an assessor in your present position to be registered in E-track.  Others wishing to attend assessor training may submit a guest registration form (please refer to Guest Trainees section)


Please be advised that NEORTC (Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center as part of the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program) needs to enforce the rules for training, especially regarding attendance and cell phone usage during training. As you attend training you will notice that rules are posted in the lobby and in training rooms. These are, and have been, standard procedures throughout the State of Ohio for OCWTP since 1986, and we are required to abide by them. Review NEORTC's Procedure on Acceptance of Learners into Training.

Specifically, we ask that cell phones and other devices/tablets not be used while training is in session.  Use of these items is not only distracting to the trainer but to other trainees as well.  You can use your phones and devices at scheduled break times or during lunch. 

Training room doors will be closed when training begins at 9 AM. As you may know, there is a "15 minute rule" for training that states a participant cannot miss more than 15 minutes of a one day or multi day training and still receive credit for the training. However, trainers have the right to refuse participants late entry into training even if it falls within the 15 minute rule. Bottom line: to be on the safe side, be here at 9 AM for the beginning of training and be sure to return from breaks and lunch on time.

Feel free to contact NEORTC if you have questions about NEORTC or the training rules for participants. These rules are not meant to be punitive to any individual but rather, are aimed at ensuring there is a positive learning environment for all participants. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you.


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