Iowa Code Section 280.17 requires all public and non-public schools to annually appoint a Level 1 investigator and alternate to investigate complaints regarding abuse of students by school employees and volunteers. The board-appointed Level 1 investigator and at least one alternate are to be posted with their phone numbers in every building. Investigators and alternates are to be trained upon initial appointment and then once every five years thereafter. The training is to familiarize designated individuals with their roles, rules, procedures, and required timelines for action.
The delivery of training for Level 1 Investigators is available for participants online. The training consists of videos, case study scenarios, and online lessons to help meet the above objectives. Also, individuals will have access to the necessary materials, such as the Chapter 102 Level 1 Investigators Manual (Blue Book – Revised January 2011).
There is no fee required to attend. To access the training, you must:
1. Go to http://training.aeapdonline.org (this is the same system used for the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Bloodborne Pathogens trainings that many educators take).
2. Login with your username and password. If it is your first time to the system, you will need to click the “Register Here” link and create a new account.
3. On the course catalog page, scroll down to “Level One Investigator Training: Chapter 102” and click on it.
4. Click on the register button that appears below it.
Once you are completed with the training, you will be able to access your certificate from your completed course area.
If you have any difficulty accessing the training, please contact AEA PD Online at 1-800-255-0405 x14668.