Chaperone Certification Program
All adults serving as chaperones for overnight events must complete the Florida 4-H Overnight Chaperone Certification Training.
Requirements to be a chaperone:
- 21 years of age
- Completed and passed screening and background check
- Received recommendation of your county 4-H agent
- Complete face-to-face and online training
- Pass for a score of 80% or higher on the certification test
Certification will be effective for 3 years. Certified chaperones may elect to serve in a state pool of chaperones for various events state and nationwide.
1 Face-to-Face Orientation/Role Responsibilities
2 Face-to-Face Risk Management
3 On-Line 4-H Events
4 On-Line Ages & Stages
5 On-Line Behavior Management & Conflict Resolution
6 On-Line Health & Safety
STEP 1: Contact your county 4-H agent, if interested in being a chaperone. Chaperone training is held throughout the year at various state events and may be held locally depending on the need.
STEP 2: Complete the CHAPERONE TRAINING PRE-TEST.
STEP 3: Attend the face-to-face portion of the training (modules 1 & 2).
STEP 4: Go to the ECES website and create an account to complete modules 3-6 online. How to create a FREE ECES Account to complete online training: Click Here for a YouTube video on how to create an account for ECES to complete modules 3-6 online.
STEPS 5-8: Complete the online modules 3-6.
STEP 9: Complete the Certification Test (20 questions).
STEP 10: Complete the CHAPERONE TRAINING EVALUATION POST-TEST.
- Overview of Chaperone Certification Program (PDF)
- Florida 4-H Chaperone Certification Program Guidebook (Word)
- Frequently Asked Questions - (PDF)
- Florida 4-H Chaperone Certification Checklist (Word)
- Florida 4-H Chaperone Training Resource Guide (PDF)
Module 1: Roles & Responsibility
Module 2: Risk Management
- Risk Management Planning Matrix (PDF)
- Pre-Event Planning Guide (PDF)
- Fifteen Passenger Vans Policy (Word)
Module 3: Events
Module 4: Ages & Stages
- Ages & Stages Handout (PDF)