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Elder Abuse Prevention Training Learning Path

Open Hands

Topics Covered:

  • Types of Elder Abuse
  • Signs of Elder Abuse
  • Signs of Abusive Caregivers
  • Victims of Elder Abuse
  • Role of ADSD
  • Mandated Reporting

Additional Resources:

This is the Elder Abuse Prevention Training presented by the State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division. 

Elder abuse is an under recognized problem with devastating and even life threatening consequences. 

Every day, headlines throughout the U.S. paint a grim picture of seniors who have been abused, neglected, and exploited, often by people they trust the most. Abusers may be spouses, family members, personal acquaintances, or professionals in positions of trust; or opportunistic strangers who prey on the vulnerable.

This course covers Nevada law as it pertains to Elder Abuse.  It satisfies annual training requirements for mandated reporters under NRS 200.5091. 

For information regarding Elder Abuse outside of Nevada, visit the National Center on Elder Abuse

Step 1 - Instructions


  1. Due to known compatibility issues with Internet Explorer, it's recommended users try another browser such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari in order to download the certificate.
  2.  You must create a new account and log in in order to print a certificate with your name on it.  The name printed on the certificate will be what the user enters during the registration process.
  3. The Pre-Test is optional, but the Final Test is required in order to get a certificate of completion. 
  4. The system only allows 4 attempts of the Final Test.
  5. If you need to access your certificate after the test, you can select 'Quiz Results' from the User Menu on the right hand side.

Start Pre-Test

Step 2 - Training Videos

Part 1: Introduction and Types of Abuse

This video will provide an introduction to the Elder Protective Services Unit. It will also begin with defining the six types of Elder Abuse, starting with 'Abuse'. (Length: approx. 12 minutes)

Start Part 1

Part 2: Types of Abuse and Signs of Abuse

The second video in the series continues defining the types of abuse.The video will conclude with signs of abuse to look for in older adults.(Length: approx. 13 minutes)

Start Part 2

Part 3:Conclusion

The final video presents characteristics of abusive caregivers, the EPS role in elder abuse cases, and discusses the law for mandated reporting. (Length: approx. 8 minutes)

Start Part 3

Step 3 - Final Exam

Take the final quiz to test your knowledge and recieve a certificate of completion.  A passing score is 80%. 

NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer and are unable to download the Certificate of Completion after passing the quiz, please log into the website from another web browser, then select 'Quiz Results' in the User Menu on the right hand side of the page. 

Start Final Exam