Office Information


430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101-3598


Phone: 724-654-8370

Fax: 724-656-2298


Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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MRT Instructions

Penn State requires that all volunteers working with minors must complete Reporting Child Abuse training (per Policies AD39 and AD72) each calendar year. The training recently transitioned to a new online location.

Steps for 4-H Volunteers to Complete the Training:  Use Firefox or Google Chrome.  Internet Explorer does not work well.

  • Access the Building a Safe Penn State: Reporting Child Abuse training at Penn State’s Learning Resource Network (LRN) at 
  • You completed the training previously in Skillport, login with that username and do NOT create a new account. (Please contact me if you do not remember your skillport username.)
  • On the LRN welcome screen, click on button “Volunteer/Other”
  • On the Volunteer/Other screen, click on the button “Volunteer/Other Login”
  • The Skillport passwords were not imported into the new training site.  You will need to create a new password by following the steps below:
  1. Click on “Forgot username and password”
  2. On the Forgot password? screen, enter username in the login credential field
  3. Enter the captcha picture request
  4. Click “submit” 
  5. An email will be sent from pd-info to the email address from your Skillport account with a password reset link. Note: the link is only valid for 48 hours.  (If you do not receive a password reset link, please send an email to

       6.  Open the email message and click on the password reset link.

      • Enter a new password
      • Confirm the password
      • Click “submit” button

      7. On Sign-in screen, login with username and newly created password

      • On the LRN homepage in the gray area at the bottom, click on the words “Building a Safe Penn State: Reporting Child Abuses training”.
      • The course page will open.  Click the “Launch” button to begin the course. Note: In the web browser, open pop-up windows must be allowed for the course to launch. .)  If the course does not load, check to see if popup blockers are disabled.  A how to can be found at this link:
      • You will receive an email confirmation that training is complete.  You may also print a certificate.  Directions are included at the end of the quiz.  As proof of completion, please return either the email message or the certificate to me at

      For technical support contact the Penn State ITS Service Desk at,, or (814)-865-HELP(4357).