Western Dubuque Community School District
Address: 310 4th St. SW, PO Box 68 | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3885
Fax: (563) 744-3093
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Frequently Asked Questions
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License Renewal
1. Where can I find the forms I need to complete for my license renewal?
The Board of Educational Examiners has license renewal paperwork available on their website at www.boee.iowa.gov.

Mandatory Reporter Certificate
1. Are substitutes required to have a Mandatory Reporter Certificate?
All Substitute Teachers are required to have a current Mandatory Reporter Certificate on file with the District. Coaches must have a current certificate as well.

2. Does the District need a copy of my Mandatory Reporter Certificate?
Yes, the District needs a Mandatory Reporter Certificate or a copy of it for all Certified staff, Paraprofessionals working in the Pre-Kindergarten, ECSE, and Shared Visions programs, as well as Substitute Teachers and Coaches.
After you complete the training and receive your certificate of completion, a copy must be sent to the District office to the attention of Human Resources.

3. How often do I need to renew my Mandatory Reporter Certificate?
A Mandatory Reporter Certificate is valid for five years under state guidelines.

4. How do I renew my Mandatory Reporter Certificate?
You can renew your certificate online through the AEA Professional Development Online Learning System by going to their following website link: https://training.aealearningonline.org/index_login.php.
Some community colleges also offer courses for acquiring and renewing Mandatory Reporter Certificates.
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