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Mandatory Training on Abuse Identification and Reporting - FAQ

Click the link for a list of approved curriculum:

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.

The licensee is required to complete at least two hours of training every five years. The course must be approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). A list of approved curricula can be found at the IDPH website:

Curriculum link:  Contact Karin Ford for more information at (515)242-6336. 

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.

A certificate of completion from the provider of the course that includes:

  • Provider’s Name
  • Licensee’s Name
  • Name of Course Attended
  • Date of Attendance
  • Iowa Department of Public Health's approval number
  • Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider number, if continuing education credits were awarded.