This category contains courses that are offered as e-learning sessions.  In order to receive credit for these courses, please follow the instructions below:

Step 1.  Registration

  • Access the E-Learning on the DHS Service Training Website
  • There is no registration component

Step 2.  Attendance Verification - Complete the E-Learning course

  • The system electronically tracks your progression throughout the course, and you must complete it in its entirety
  • Complete the pre-test, if required
  • Complete the E-Learning on your individual computer
  • If you want to receive credit, this means not completing the E-Learning in groups as the system electronically tracks progression through the course
  • Complete the post-test, if required

Step 3.  Training Certificate

  • After completing the course, the Certificate will be available
  • Click the "Get your certificate" button to add it to your training history
  • You may also do a "Save As" or "Print" from the pop-up window containing your certificate




Welcome to the Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training!  

Please give this course your full attention.  For optimum functioning, use Chrome and close all other browsers on your computer. 

The certificate provides 2.4 hours of continuing education and meets the Board of Social Work Examiner's criteria.

For further information regarding the requirements for mandatory reporter trainings, please see the Iowa Department of Human Services's website at:

       https://dhs.iowa.gov/child-welfare/mandatoryreporter

For questions regarding access or difficulties with the training please contact the Iowa State University Child Welfare Research and Training Project at:

      servicetraining@iastate.edu

Please note: You must watch 100% of each training video to receive credit and move to the next video module.

Welcome to the Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training!  

Please give this course your full attention.  For optimum functioning, use Chrome and close all other browsers on your computer. 

The certificate provides 2.4 hours of continuing education and meets the Board of Social Work Examiner's criteria.

For further information regarding the requirements for mandatory reporter trainings, please see the Iowa Department of Human Services's website at:

       https://dhs.iowa.gov/child-welfare/mandatoryreporter

For questions regarding access or difficulties with the training please contact the Iowa State University Child Welfare Research and Training Project at:

      servicetraining@iastate.edu

Please note: You must watch 100% of each training video to receive credit and move to the next video module.

The purpose of this course is to enhance social workers', supervisors' and Juvenile Court Officers' knowledge around quality case documentation and worker visits.  Completion of this course is optional.  The information is covered in SW 020 Foundations of Social Worker 2 Practice.

Click on the course title to enroll and take the course.

Participants will earn .75 training credit hours, but no CEUs.


Trainees will learn the impact of neglect and abuse on child development, the indicators of neglect and abuse, various resources and referral to services through this online course.  Trainees will use this information to facilitate case plan development.

Newly hired SW2s, SW3s and SW Supervisors are required to take this course.

Participants will earn 2 training credit hours, but no CEUs.


This online course familiarizes the trainee with the dynamics of domestic violence, the indicators of domestic violence, and identifies various domestic violence resources and referrals to services. Trainees will use this information to facilitate case plan development.

Newly hired SW2s, SW3s and SW Supervisors are required to take this course.

Participants will earn 2 training credit hours, but no CEUs.


This on-line self-instructional course from SAMHSA provides an understanding of addiction and what it does to the brain. The course identifies indicators of substance abuse, effects of various substances on the body and different types of substance abuse treatments. Trainees will use this information to facilitate case plan development.

All SW2s, SW3s, and SW Supervisors need to take SP 105 - Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Family Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Professionals.

Participants will earn 4.5 CEUs presented by NASW.


This online course identifies the different types of abuse and identifies the emotional and behavioral indicators of each type of abuse assessment information needed for the case plan development.

Newly hired SW III's and SW Supervisors are required to take this course.


This online course familiarizes the trainee with the legal process as it relates to basic court proceedings and DHS services.

Newly hired SW III's and SW Supervisors are required to take this course.


This online course provides the trainee with the foundational training and historic information on the management of cases in child welfare.

New hired SW2s, SW3s and SW Supervisors are required to take this course.

Participants will earn 2 training credit hours, but no CEUs.


The Pathway to Learning course is for new or promoted Social Worker II's, III's and Supervisors. This course will give you an overview of the training process and the New Social Worker Training Series as well as how to navigate through the combined blended learning on-line course work and in-classroom training.

Click on the course to view the topic outline and begin reviewing the recommended readings and tools for New or promoted Social Worker.


You may take this course for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Social Work 

The HIPAA Privacy and Security course takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Participants will earn 1.5 SW CEUs or 1.25 training credit hours.


This course explains the regulations and procedures related to confidentiality at the Iowa Department of Human Services . It covers client confidentiality, release of information, and best practices regarding confidentiality of information.

Participants will earn 1 hour of training credit, but no CEUs.


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