Mandatory (Note: all valid mandatory reporter training certificates issued prior to July 1, 2019 remain effective for 5 years). The law maintains that every mandatory reporter must complete 2 hours of training within six months of employment or self-employment, unless otherwise specified by federal regulations, and requires one hour of additional training every 3 years.
Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse 2 CE
Identification and Reporting of Dependent Adult Abuse 2 CE
Must be a state-approved course
All mandatory reporters are required to take the core (2-hour) training initially, but will be allowed to take a one hour recertification training every three years thereafter so long as they do so prior to the three-year expiration period.
The state of Iowa requires you to pass a final exam with a score of 70% or better.