SSIS Adult Protection Worker Training

The SSIS Adult Protection Worker course follows the life of a vulnerable adult maltreatment case starting with the intake received from MAARC through the investigation and closing of a case. This training is a half-day course, replacing the previous VA-CEP course. It is designed for new adult protection workers who are directly responsible for completing Adult Maltreatment Reports as well as experienced workers seeking a refresher. While other types of workers can benefit from this training, it may be necessary to limit registration to adult services social workers and supporting staff when space is limited.


The SSIS Essentials eLearning courses must be completed prior to registering for SSIS Adult Protection Worker Training. Workers who completed the SSIS Basics two-day course in the 12 months preceding the class start date will not be required to complete SSIS Essentials prior to registration.


Registration is through TrainLink and closes two days before the class start date. Trainees who have not registered for or taken a course on TrainLink must register for a unique key.

To find the SSIS Adult Protection Worker course from TrainLink, select Children’s Services from the list of Leaning Centers, click the Course Catalog, and search under the category SSIS Learning Activities. When you find the class date you wish to register for, click Enroll in this class or Join the Waitlist.

If a class is full, participants should sign up for the waitlist. Walk-ins cannot sign up on site and may not be allowed to participate in the training. Classes may be cancelled if fewer than five registrants enroll. Trainees will receive additional information one week prior to training, including handouts and parking instructions.

SSIS Adult Protection Worker Class Schedule



Lab location

December 6, 2017



January 31, 2018



May 10, 2018


Metro Lab #1232

Lab Locations

Bemidji lab (16 seats)
Beltrami County Administration Building
701 Minnesota Ave. NW, Room 213
Bemidji, MN 56601

Duluth lab (16 seats)
St. Louis County Government Service Center
320 W. 2nd St – 3rd Floor Computer Training lab
Duluth, MN 55802

Metro lab (16 seats)
DHS Central Office Training Center
444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Rochester lab (14 seats)
Olmsted County Public Health Building
2100 Campus Drive SE, Room 244
Rochester, MN 55994

Willmar lab (14 seats)
Kandiyohi County Office Building
400 Benson Avenue SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Training resources

It is recommended that trainees review the following resources in preparation for this training. Trainees are not required to print these documents or bring them to class.

SSIS Training Handouts

DHS Resources

AutoCorrect and Spelling Options

Adult Protection Policies and Procedures

SSIS Reminders and Alerts

VA-CEP Frequently Asked Questions

Enhanced Grid Options

Adult Protection Manual

Clearing Options

Adult Protection Structured Decision Making and Standardized Tools Guidelines and Procedures Manual

Other SSIS Worker Documentation


Training questions:
Ami Nafzger, SSIS Training Unit supervisor
651-431-4695 or

Agency workers:
Contact your assigned SSIS worker mentor for SSIS questions before and after trainings.

SSIS mentors:
Contact the SSIS Help Desk
651-431-4801 or

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