Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TX DFPS)

Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services offers several online classes including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome

Here are directions to access the online classes through TAMU:

  • Transportation: Go to the TAMU training home page and click on the Transportation Safety button.  Choose to take either Part 1 or Part 2.
  • SIDS/Shaken Baby/Brain Development: Go to the same link above and click on the button for this class.   Choose “Brain Development, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Abusive Head Trauma: Shaken Baby Syndrome” as this is the only single course on this page that satisfies all three requirements.  If they choose any other course they will have to complete each topic individually, so it’s best to take the one online class that covers all three.
  • Blood Borne Pathogens/Preventing Infectious Diseases: On the same home page, click on “Child Health and Safety” then scroll down to “Infection Control in Child Care Settings.”  We were given permission to use this course to satisfy the requirement.

Keep in mind to enroll, complete the class, and print the certificates each parent must sign in with a different email address, as this is the information that is pulled into the certificate.  TAMU’s system generates a unique number for each certificate that can be accessed again later, so if the certificate is ever misplaced or doesn’t print, it can be retrieved with just the number.

For Water Safety, DFPS has changed its information to Help and Hope’s “Watch Kids Around Water” information page.  At first glance, it looks different than what was on the DFPS page, but the content is the same.  Remember, this page does not lead to a review and option to print a certificate, so you will want to generate one for each parent once you’ve reviewed it with them and/or they’ve completed the attached Training Information Worksheet.


Texas Good Samaritan Law



Persons not licensed in the healing arts who in good faith administer emergency care as emergency medical service personnel are not liable in civil damages for an act performed in administering the care unless the act is willfully or wantonly negligent. This section applies without regard to whether the care is provided for or in expectation of remuneration.

(V.A.C.S. Art. 1a (part).) Article 6701d, Vernon’s Civil Statutes; Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 74.001

LIABILITY FOR EMERGENCY CARE (for Healthcare Providers)

(a) a person who in good faith administers emergency care at the scene of an emergency or in a hospital is not liable in civil damages for an act performed during the emergency unless the act is willfully or wantonly negligent.

(b) This section does not apply for care administered: (1) for of in expectation of remuneration;

(2) by a person who was at the scene of the emergency because he or a person he represents as an agent was soliciting business or seeking to perform a service for remuneration;

(3) by a person who regularly administers emergency care in a hospital or emergency room; or

(4) by an admitting physician or a treating physician associated by the admitting physician of a patient bringing a health-care liability claim.

(V.A.C.S. Art. 1a (part).)

Section 74.002.