Whether you’re a home provider or work in a center/preschool, it’s extremely important to keep your profile on Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry (i-PoWeR) up-to-date! We hope by following these few steps, you will be able to get your profile account in sync!

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) uses i-PoWeR to contact providers to notify you when you’ve been enrolled, approved or denied for training that you have enrolled for. Keeping your profile updated has always been important, but is especially important now as we’ve had to do more virtual training due to COVID-19. We need to make sure that your email address is correct to send out links that may be needed for virtual or online training. We also need your physical address to be correct because many times we’re sending out certificates to you in the mail.

So, how can you update your profile on i-PoWeR? Follow these simple steps:

  • Log into i-PoWeR here
  • Log into your account to sign in, firstname.lastname@iowaid and then type in your password
  • On the left-hand side of the screen, click on your name and select My Profile - this will bring up your profile with your personal details
  • To change a field on your profile - click on the blue edit icon in Personal Details - this will allow you to make changes
    • Fields to Verfiy:
      • First Name
      • Last Name (Recently married? see update directions below*)
      • Ethnicity
      • Race
      • Education Level
      • Primary Language
      • Personal Email
      • Work Email
      • Phone Number
      • Address
      • *First Name and Last Name changes are handled through the Department of Human Services - just click on Contact i-PoWeR at the bottom of the page to request this change (home providers, will need to submit the name change to the DHS/CCAU Registration Desk)
  • After all of the changes have been made - you need to check the box next to this disclaimer:
    • The system will allow you to SAVE your changes after you indicate understanding. The Iowa Department of Human Services, Child Care Resource & Referral, and your employer will be able to see your profile information.
  • Click the blue box Save Changes

Remember – this is YOUR professional development account, so it is key that you be proactive at keeping these pieces current! If you have any questions or hit some roadblocks while making your updates, please reach out to CCR&R staff. We are available to help with troubleshooting issues you may experience while using i-PoWeR. In addition, CCR&R is here to help you with planning your professional development needs. We want to help you get in sync so your business can succeed!

 

Tags: i-PoWeR , profile , training

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