Posted by ICCRR in News on 6/11/2019

Mandatory Reporter Training - Iowa House File  731

Iowa Child Care Providers: The way you receive Mandatory Reporter Training will be changing July 1, 2019. Please utilize this link for more information. Additional communication will be sent when the training becomes available.

House File 731 modifies Mandatory Reporter Child Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse training requirements starting July 1, 2019 as follows:

  • Requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to develop and provide the core training curriculum for all mandatory reporters in Iowa.
  • The child and dependent adult abuse trainings can no longer be combined into one 2-hour course. Both the child and dependent adult abuse core trainings will be 2 hours each. 
  • 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.
  • Clarifies that all valid mandatory reporter training certificates issued prior to July 1, 2019 remain effective for 5 years.
  • Removes the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) responsibility to review and approve mandatory reporter training curricula.
  • Allows for an employer to provide supplemental training as it relates to their professional practice, in addition to the core training curriculum provided by DHS.

DHS has released Mandatory Reporter Training Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), you can find the FAQ at this link. If you have additional questions, please connect with your CCR&R Child Care Consultant.


Tags: HF 731 , Mandatory Reporter Training , MCART

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