Responsible Adult Course

Online Certification Program for Working with Children

Responsible Adult Course

The Online Responsible Adult Course is available in any language!  Just click on the Translate button at the top of any page and select the language of your choice.

This 20 hour online training enables job seekers to gain the skills necessary to work with children in licensed child care facilities or schools in BC.

Through interactive sessions, the Online Responsible Adult Course covers basic concepts about child development from birth to 12 years of age, child guidance, health, safety and nutrition.

The government of British Columbia has now mandated Responsible Adult Course training for all individuals working with children.

This Online Responsible Adult course meets the BC Child Care Licensing Act requirements for individuals to have at least 20 hours of childcare training including safety, child development and nutrition in order to work with children.

The BC licensing requirements are the highest provincial licensing requirements in Canada. This training can qualify job seekers in all provinces of Canada to gain the experience necessary for working with children.

The Online Responsible Adult course is also sponsored by WorkBC.  This means government funding is available for job seekers through their local employment centre.  Visit our Government Funding page for more details.

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Click here to find out how to apply for WorkBC funding for our Online Responsible Adult Course.


Your Instructor


Roxanne Penner is the owner of 4Pillar Early Learning Centre in Powell River, BC.

She is a licensed Early Childhood Educator, workshop facilitator and ECE trainer.

She also works as a family coach and has been active as a foster parent through the Ministry of Children and families for over 17 years.

Roxanne has been teaching the skills for the Responsible Adult course via in-person workshops for over 10 years.

Now this course is available online for those whose schedule or location does not permit them from taking the training in person.

Our Responsible Adult Course is taken online in a series of lessons with mini quizzes.  The course is completely self-paced.  Students can start at any time, and take the final exam when they are ready.  At the end of the course, students will take an online open book final exam, and will be emailed a certificate of completion. Passing mark is 70%, and the exam is available to re-take until a passing score is achieved.

Participants must be at least 19 years old to register, complete all lessons and pass the final exam with a satisfactory mark in order to receive a Responsible Adult Course certificate of completion.

Please note, instructor Roxanne Penner makes herself available by email during your course to answer any questions you may have.

Online Course Testimonies


Responsible Adult Course Curriculum


Student Testimonial


The Online Responsible Adult course was so simple to enroll into and complete! From start to finish the course is very informative and simple to follow along.

Roxanne as an instructor has been great! She got back to my emails quickly and was always available to answer my questions when I had any.

What I love the most about the course is how in depth it was. It even goes over how to work with children with different health needs, which I think is important for anyone going into the field.

After finishing the Responsible Adult course and taking the exam I feel confident I will be able to perform at my new job with a better understanding of how to be a responsible adult.

Ray Thompson

Employment Possibilities

After completing the Responsible Adult Course the student is qualified to work with:


  • School Age Group Child Care (licensed)
  • Occasional Child Care Facility (licensed)
  • As a replacement or a substitute/casual on call for Early Childhood Education Assistants in Licensed Group Child Care Centres or Preschools
  • Casual family Drop-In Programs, Family Child Care Assistants or other related positions
  • Starting a Family Day Care Centre
  • Nanny or Babysitting


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Online Course $125



4Pillar Early Learning is proud to offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on our Online Responsible Adult Course.

If for any reason you are not happy with the training, we will refund you fully for your purchase.

Please note, certificate of completion will not be issued for refunded courses.

More Student Testimonials


I highly recommend Roxanne Penner as the instructor of the Responsible Adult course.

She is a very thorough and passionate instructor who clearly enjoys the field she works in. It was a pleasure to be associated with her.
Julie Alcock



I took the Responsible Adult course and found it very informative.  Roxanne Penner made the classes fun and learning through her teaching style was a breeze.

I would highly recommend signing up for this course.
Cheryl R Powell



The Responsible Adult Online Course was an awesome learning experience.  I loved that Roxanne was available to answer any questions I had along the way.

I received my certificate very soon after completing the course, which was helpful during my application for a child care job.
Halio Damask




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