Iowa State Board of Dietetics Bureau of Professional Licensure Requirements

CE: 30 hours of continuing education each biennium. The biennial continuing education compliance period shall extend for a two-year period beginning on the sixteenth day of the licensee’s birth month and ending on the fifteenth day of the birth month two years later.

Training for Identifying and Reporting Abuse

Iowa-licensed dietitians shall complete an approved training program in identifying and reporting abuse. An approved training program is a training program using a curriculum approved by the abuse education review panel of the Department of Public Health. Continuing education credit from these courses can be used for license renewal if an approved provider gives the course and continuing education credit is awarded. At the time of renewal, the licensee will be required to document completion of the training requirements.

An Iowa-licensed dietitian who regularly provides primary health care to children shall complete:

  • Two hours of training in child abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.

 

An Iowa-licensed dietitian who regularly provides primary health care to adults shall complete:

  • Two hours of training in dependent adult abuse identification and reporting in the previous five years.


An Iowa-licensed dietitian who regularly provides primary health care to adults and children shall complete training on the identification and reporting of abuse in dependent adults and children. This training may be completed through two separate courses or in one combined two-hour course that includes curricula for identifying and reporting child abuse and dependent adult abuse.