Paraeducator certification is a process by which persons can obtain in-depth training and be recognized for successful completion of that training through a state-recognized program. The paraeducator certification is not required by law, but may be required by local school districts.

Northwest AEA is offering the three courses required for certification this summer in two locations. Classes will be held at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon and Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The cost of each class is $170. There is an additional fee payable to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for a background check and certificate upon completion of the classes.

Please see the attached flyer to learn more about the class.