Protective Behaviors Training

Any vulnerable person, anywhere in the world, can be abused in ways that leave no marks on the body but terrible scars on the soul.  It is through the caring, concern and talents of all its athletes, families and volunteers that Special Olympics has become one of the most respected sports organizations in the world. Special Olympics requires all volunteers to participate in the Protective Behaviors Training Program. The program’s goal is to provide education intended to prevent physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

Special Olympics Inc. developed the Protective Behaviors Training as a tool to assist with protecting Special Olympics athletes from abuse.  All Class A volunteers, 16 years of age and older, must complete this training.  Furthermore, the safety and health of our athletes and everyone involved with Special Olympics Florida, we encourage anyone interested in taking the training to do so: families, athletes, day-of volunteers, etc. It requires the assistance of everyone involved in our organization to help keep our athletes safe from abuse.

Take the Protective Behaviors Training now!

NOTE:  This online training is hosted on Special Olympics, Inc.’s website.  When clicking the training link above, you will be leaving Special Olympics Florida’s website.   Special Olympics, Inc. will notify us upon your completion of the training.  Contact Special Olympics, Inc. if you need further assistance.

Special Notice for September 2023

As part of Special Olympics North America's ongoing effort to improve the Learning Portal and the user experience, all existing learners will need to reset their password September 12, 2023.

Please follow these instructions to reset your password:

  1. On September 12, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. UTC the Special Olympics Learning Portal will be closed for maintenance
  2. After the Learning Portal opens at 9:30 a.m. UTC please reset your password on the Special Olympics Learning Portal (
  3. On their website, please click the "Forgot Password" link in the yellow banner at the top of that page.
  4. On the Password Recovery Assistance screen, enter your email or user ID and captcha.
  5. When you click on the Submit button in Step 3, two things will happen:
    • The Password Recovery Assistance page will change.
    • The system will send you an email with a One Time Password (OTP). Check for the email from Special Olympics Learning Portal.If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your junk/spam/clutter folders.NOTE: The six digit, One Time Password (OTP) will expire in 15 minutes from when you click the Submit button in Step 3. If you do not complete Step C within 15 minutes, you will need to re-start the process.
  6. Take the One Time Password (OTP) from the email and type it into the Recovery Assistance Screen.
  7. Enter your chosen password where indicated in the “Password” box and re-enter the same password in the “Confirm Password” box. NOTE: Password must contain at least (1) uppercase letter, (1) lowercase letter, (1) number, and (1) special character (!@#%&*)
  8. Click the Proceed button once the OTP and the 2 Password fields are completed.
  9. An on-screen message will be displayed confirming that the password has been reset successfully. Click Done to dismiss the notice, then you will be taken to the Login page and you can login using your new password. NOTE:The Yellow banner at the top of the Home Page will still be present, but you are not required to reset your password a second time.

If there are problems:

  • You can reset you password again
  • You can email [email protected] for assistance
  • If you fail to login 9 consecutive times, you will be locked out for security reasons. If this occurs please email [email protected] and a system administrator will provide support.