Adult Course

Get Certified to Work with Children in BC


20 Hour Online Training


Study Online


Learn from home with
our online training


  • Accredited Training
  • WorkBC Approved
  • Self-Paced, no Time Limit 
  • Call or Email Anytime with Questions
  • Take Course on Any Device 

Meets BC Licensing Act Requirements


Responsible Adult Course BC

Responsible Adult Skills

Child Development

Classroom Activators

Learning Through Play


Guiding Behavior

Health & Safety


The Only Responsible Adult Training That is Fully Accredited!

ICOES Accreditation

International Council for Online Educational Standards




Taught by Mariah Hunter


  • Available by Phone, Email or Chat
  • Technical Assistance with Login or Troubleshooting 
  •  Help with Language Set-Up
  • Questions on Course Content
  • Exam Assistance 


Any Device


The Responsible Adult Course is Fully Responsive



Key Points

19 Years of Age or Older

Login Instructions Sent by Email

Flexible Start, No Set Dates

Receive Certificate for Job Search



Any Language

The Responsible Adult Course is available in over 100 languages.  We welcome international students and those new to Canada.  If your language isn’t on our course let us know, we can add it!


Training for Everyone


WorkBC Funded

WorkBC Funds our Responsible Adult Course training.  Visit your local employment centre to request funding for this course. Applicants must be active job seekers. 


Inclusive Training

We support inclusive training.  Students that need extra help can receive assistance taking this course.  The goal is to ensure students understand the information.  The method of delivery is flexible.




Course Available in Over 100 Languages!


  • Multiple Choice Exam in Your Language
  • Certificate provided in English
  • Call or Email Anytime for Assistance
Responsible Adult Course BC






WorkBC Funding


Receive Government Funding


WorkBC Funds our Responsible Adult Course training.  

Visit your local employment centre to request funding for this course. 

Applicants must be active job seekers. 

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Student Testimonials

Completing my Responsible Adult Course was a positive experience.

The layout of the course was easy to navigate and the course modules were well written.

For instance I particularly enjoyed the prompts to take breaks, and the activities suggested for the breaks.

Overall, I think the Responsible Adult Course offered through Head Start Online School is a great course.

Grace Okello

I found the online Responsible Adult Course to be extremely educational.

Mariah was a great teacher as she replied straight away to questions I had. I have recommended her to several people!

Thanks so much!


Leah Nicole

The Responsible Adult Course BC is easy to access! As a result our WorkBC centre has purchased seats for our clients. 

During the training Head Start is always supportive and responsive! Most importantly there is real-time support for our students.

Head Start our go-to for Responsible Adult training!

Angela Williams

Centre Manager, WorkBC Maple Ridge

The Responsible Adult Course online training I took was very valuable. The information I learned through this course helps me in my current job.

In addition it opens up other opportunities in the future. I highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to work with children.  Thank you,

Melia D.

The Responsible Adult Online Course was very easy to understand, and taught what skills a responsible adult should aquire.

After getting the certification, I was able to find a job at a daycare!

Katie Suen

Enrolling in the online Responsible Adult Course was easier to do than expected. 

It surpassed my expectations especially in terms of course content.  I was also learning a lot at my own pace. 

During the course Mariah was very generous in sharing her knowledge. She was there whenever I needed clarification.

Lucky Malveda

I really enjoyed the course. I am 66 years old and have 2 adult children and a Nana of one (so far) .

The course was a very good refresher for me. As you tend to forget a lot over the years 😀.

I have worked and volunteered at schools for years and have now decided to help out at a local daycare.

Thanks to this course I am able to do that. Thanks so much.

Debbie Pike

The Responsible Adult Course BC was very informative and simple to grasp.

I gained alot of practical knowledge that has made me more confident in my ability to interact with children.

I highly recommend this course !

Leyna Moulden

I loved having the opportunity to complete my Responsible Adult course through Head Start Online School.

It gave me the chance to further my education while working an online job and taking care of a toddler.

I recommend Head Start Online School to anyone looking to receive their Responsible Adult certificate.

Kimberley P.

Head Start Online Responsible Adult Course was easy to follow/understand and I was able to go at my own pace.

Provided lots of documents I was able to save for future reference.

Great experience!

Morgan Mitchison

The Responsible Adult Course BC is great!

It was very easy to access and easy to navigate. 

Also I had everything I needed to be successful in my course.

Would definitely recommend for those wanting to learn online!

Ellie MacDonald

My name is Tatiana C and I loved the Responsible Adult Course BC.  It was such a great experience for me, I truly enjoyed every minute of it.

For example, I gained more skills and knowledge by doing this training.  As a result I recommended the Responsible Adult Course to my sister and she’s also loved it.

Thank you for the opportunity. 

Tatiana Calzeda

Head Start Online School allowed me to get certification on my own time and while working.

Excellent customer service, enrollment is easy and the course content is excellent! Highly recommend.

PS: I meant every word. Thank you for a great experience!

Alexandra C.

I loved that the Responsible Adult Course let’s you complete it at your own pace.

In addition the quizzes were very helpful in understanding the material better.

I appreciated that it encourages you to take breaks so it doesn’t feel overwhelming. 

Baljot Sandu

I found the online Responsible Adult Course thorough and easy to follow.

I received my certificate almost right away and was able to find employment the following day.

This was convenient and affordable. Would recommend to everyone! 

Shannon Holt

I just wanted to thank Head Start Online School for helping me complete my Responsible Adult course.

Every moment of the online coursework was interesting and very eye opening for me.

Because you offered this course online, I was able to complete it quickly and efficiently.

Childcare is my passion, and thank you for being a part of my journey!  

Alexis Fontaine

The course was very straightforward and easy to navigate!

Made getting my Responsible Adult Course completed so much easier!

Would recommend this site to anyone looking around. 😊

Aidan Slanina

I recently completed the Responsible Adult course with Head Start Online School.

I found the course to be very well organized and easy to navigate. The information is clear, concise and easy to understand.

I also appreciated that the completion certificate was delivered quickly.  

Thank you! 

Kerri Nardulli

I am enjoying to take Responsible adult course.

Also I can read all materials in my original language.

It’s amazing!

Svitlana Rozum

My name is Angelina, I took the responsible adult course with Head Start Online School.

The course was extremely easy to get started, and you can do it all on your own pace which I loved.

I learned so much from doing this course, I strongly recommend it! 

Angelina Robson

Your Responsible Adult Course BC was so helpful in all aspects. For example the format and the platform made it so easy to learn. 

As well I learned about the responsibilities we have as adults.  To this end we can be the best we can be as we teach our children. Thank you. 

Anthony Enston

I took this course to become a daycare substitute. The course was straightforward and very informative.

I was extremely pleased with how easy it was to follow.  And the testing process was easy.

Most importantly I had a question for the instructor and she got back to me within the same day. I cannot recommend this business enough!

Crystal-Lynn Copely

This online course is very informative and easy to follow. I like the Quiz in each section at the end to review what I’ve learned.  

Also, I can learn this both in English & my first language which is very helpful to understand. 

I strongly recommend this course to everyone include whose English as a second language.
Yumi Y.

Love the customer service and keeping in contact with all the students!

Loved that it was easy to understand and I could use it for my job.

I started the online course in Canada and finished it on my vacation to Thailand!

All I needed was my phone and an internet connection 🙂  

Thank you and kind regards,
Nicole Nesdoly

My experience with Head Start Online School was very simple!

I love how convenient it was for me.

Thank you for helping me get the certificate I needed!  Thank you!

Nazafarin Ahadzadeh

I am so grateful for Head Start Online School.

Everything was so easy to set up. The course was clear and to the point.

They have great support for you along the way.

I felt confident in my new job after completing my course with Head Start!  

Thanks 🙂
Catherine Toth

I strongly recommend this course to everyone who speaks English as a second language.
Yumi Y.

Responsible Adult Course Certificate

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Enroll in the Online Responsible Adult Course for $95

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Responsible Adult?

The BC Child Care Licensing Regulation defines a Responsible Adult as a person who is qualified to act as a responsible adult under section 29 which requires a responsible adult to:

  • be at least 19 years of age
  • be able to provide care and mature guidance to children
  • have completed a course, or a combination of courses, of at least 20 hours duration in child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition, and
  • have relevant work experience

Fact Sheet with full details can be found at this link.

Who Can Work as a Responsible Adult?

A responsible adult is a person who is 19 years of age, has completed at least 20 hours of training, has experience working with children, and can provide care and mature guidance to children.

Why Does a Responsible Adult Need Training?

It is important that people who work with children have current training so that children who attend a licensed child care facility receive the best possible care and have a healthy start to life.

What Sort of Training is Needed to Qualify as a Responsible Adult?

Section 29 of the BC Child Care Licensing Regulation requires at least 20 hours of training in the subject area of child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition.

Does Responsible Adult Training Have to be a College or University course?

No; individuals may be trained in a variety of ways – online, in workshops, conferences, seminars or classes offered through local recreation centres, or through working with an experienced child care provider who can share knowledge and skills.

Head Start Online Schools’ online Responsible Adult Course is 20 hours in length, meets the BC Child Care Licensing requirements, and is in the process of being accredited.

Do I Need to Renew the Responsible Adult Course Training at Any Point?

No, the 20 hour Responsible Adult Course is a one-time requirement.  However, continuing to update skills and knowledge enhances an individuals ability to provide quality care to individuals.


Can a Person Work as a Responsible Adult Before They Have Completed the Responsible Adult Course?

Yes, it may be possible; however, licensees must discuss this with a licensing officer to ensure understanding and compliance with the Act and regulation. A licensee should develop a training schedule and help staff plan to meet this requirement.

Who Can I Contact For More Information?

Call Head Start Online School at 604-426-1243 or email [email protected].  You can also contact the local health authority community care licensing program and speak with a licensing officer.

When Does the Responsible Adult Course Begin?

Head Start Online School’s online Responsible Adult Course is self-paced.  This means the course begins when you are ready to login, and you complete the course after you have gone through all the lessons.  There are no set dates, no time limits, and you have lifetime access to the training materials.

What Should I Know About the Final Exam?

The final exam for the Responsible Adult Course is open book, meaning you are allowed to reference the course materials when answering the questions.  The exam is multiple choice and students require a 70% grade to pass.  Students can re-take the exam as many times as they need to pass.  There are no exam fees or certificate fees.

When Will I Receive my Responsible Adult Course Certificate?

Certificates of completion are emailed to students immediately after completing the final exam.  If you have not received your certificate, please email us, and we will send you your certificate asap!

How do I Select Another Language for the Responsible Adult Course?

Head Start Online School’s online Responsible Adult Course is available in over 100 languages using Google Chrome as your browser.  Right-click on the course content, and you will see a translate option.  Click on that, you will be able to select your language from the drop down menu.

If you don’t see your language listed, email us – we can add your language to the translate option.

Is this Course Accredited?

Yes, our online Responsible Adult Course is accredited through ICOES – International Council for Online Course Standards.