Mandatory Training on Abuse Identification and Reporting - FAQs
The approved curriculum is offered by the Department of Human Services. See their site for information: https://dhs.iowa.gov/child-welfare/mandatoryreporter
A licensee who regularly examines, attends, counsels or treats children or dependent adults in Iowa is required to complete training related to the identification and reporting of child/dependent adult abuse.
The course is NOT required in this case. If this licensee is audited, a letter from the licensee’s place of employment will be required stating that patients treated are not in Iowa.
Effective 7/1/2019, a licensee is required to take two hours of training every three years. See the Department of Human Services website for additional information: https://dhs.iowa.gov/child-welfare/mandatoryreporter
A letter from your place of employment or supervisor stating that in your course of employment you do not regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat children or dependent adults in Iowa, sent with your continuing education certificates, will satisfy the audit.