Continuing and Community Education

Mandatory Reporting

An estimated three-million children are abused in the US each year — in Iowa, that’s three of every one-hundred children. An estimated one-point-eight million dependent adults are abused each year in the U.S. — that’s one of every twenty. Sixteen-hundred cases of dependent adult abuse are reported annually in Iowa.

According to the code of Iowa, any person who believes that a child or dependent adult has suffered abuse may report the suspected abuse to the Department Of Human Services. But the nature of certain people’s jobs requires them by law to report suspected abuse. These are mandatory reporters.

This course fulfills the first requirement for mandatory reporters — obtaining two hours of training relating to the identification and reporting of child and dependent adult abuse within six months of initial employment or self employment. Thereafter, you must complete at least two hours of additional child and dependent adult abuse training every five years.

To register:

Call NIACC Continuing Education at 641-422-4358 or 1-888-466-4222 ext. 4358.

Nondiscrimination Policy & Confidentiality

North Iowa Area Community College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have access to its programs, facilities, and employment without discrimination based upon race, religion, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, or physical or mental disability. Any person having concerns with respect to rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, please call 641-423-1264.

NIACC is responsible to follow the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines. These guidelines protect student education records.


  • For registration questions, Call NIACC Continuing Education at 641-422-4358 or 1-888-466-4222 ext 4358.
  • For question about the course itself or login assistance for Canvas, click here, or call the NIACC Help Desk at 641-422-4357 or 1-888-466-4222 ext 4357.