Starting July 1, 2019-There are new requirements for Mandatory Reporter training. Use the link to the Iowa Department of Human Services below to access the updated core training curriculum. This is the only approved training allowed in Iowa. https://dhs.iowa.gov/child-welfare/mandatoryreporter
The new training consists of two free courses through the DHS website: a two-hour child abuse module and a two-hour dependent adult abuse module. You must complete both. A one-hour child abuse and one-hour dependent adult abuse recertification training will be allowed as long as it is completed prior to the three-year expiration period. There is a pre and post-test to ensure competencies are attained. Participants will obtain a certificate of completion for each course. Both certificates need to be submitted to your school or agency for tracking purposes.
Students will complete the same process outlined above, except they will submit their certificates of completion to their school for tracking.
These FAQs provided by Iowa Hospital Association help explain the new training requirements. If you have further questions or need clarification, please contact the Iowa Department of Human Services at 1 (800) 972-2017.