The ISEA Academy has an advisory committee led by ISEA member representatives from across the state who serve as liaisons from the field to provide recommendations for courses so professional learning has meaningful impact to help educators gain practical solutions to the challenges faced in their classrooms.
ISEA Academy's Conferences are frequently planned in collaboration with other state education partners and provide outstanding content and valuable tools and strategies to build teacher leaders.
Professional Learning Board
You can also check out other classes through ISEA’s partner, Professional Learning Board.
Child and Mandatory Reporter Training
Child and Mandatory Reporter Requirements to renew Iowa Educator License:
In 2019, HF 731 modified the requirements for mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse. The Iowa Department of Human Services is providing the trainings online at no cost. The BoEE will accept the free DHS training completion certificate when you renew your license.
The training are two hours each for both child abuse and dependent adult abuse. You need to complete both. If you are at the end of your 3-year cycle, DHS has the one-hour renewal training available for both the child abuse and dependent adult abuse training modules.
- Your completion certificates will be issued through DHS.
- The new trainings are valid for three years, then you need the one-hour renewal training for both child and adult abuse.
- Once these trainings have been completed, updated refresher trainings can then be taken for one hour each as long as the trainings have not expired.
- Mandatory reporter training completed before July 1, 2019 will still be valid for five years from the date of completion.
Free version: Mandatory reporter trainings for child and dependent adult abuse through DHS
ISEA Academy FAQ's:
ISEA Academy's Courses are offered for Iowa License Renewal or Graduate Credit.
ISEA members often receive special discounted pricing for courses and programs. There is non-member pricing available for most programs. ISEA Academy’s higher education partner is Drake University.
Credit Limit: You may enroll in a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours in one semester through ISEA Academy.
Please check with your district’s policies regarding courses eligible for salary lane changes before registering for classes.
The ISEA Academy's Professional Development instructors are available to conduct building or district-level professional learning at special group rates. Details or questions about such professional development should be directed to the ISEA Teaching and Learning Specialist, Cindy Swanson (515-471-8054).