Adult and Child Mandatory Reporter Training

Changes to Mandatory Reporter Training

On May 8, 2019, Governor Reynolds signed into law HF731, making changes on how mandatory reporting training is provided. Beginning July 1, 2019, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) will take over the responsibilities for mandatory reporting training.  There will be a two hour child abuse and a two hour dependent adult abuse available on the DHS website free of charge.   There are changes in how often you need to take the training, instead of every five years it is now every three years.  This will be the only approved training allowed in Iowa and the only way to receive the training. The webpage and training will be available on July 1, 2019.  Any current approval/provider numbers issued through the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be void after June 30, 2019. IDPH will not be renewing any approval/provider numbers due to this change.  If you recently have taken mandatory reporting training from an approved provider with a current curriculum your certificate is valid 5 years past the date of the training.

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