October 24, 2019

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 24, 2019)—Northwest AEA is offering three courses required for paraeducator certification in a blended format on Jan. 6 (Foundations), Feb. 3 (Instructional Supports), and March 2 (Behavioral Supports). 

The Iowa Department of Education recommends that all school districts encourage their paraeducators to acquire Iowa's voluntary paraeducator certification offered through the Board of Education Examiners, even those who have already been approved using an assessment.

Learn more here.


With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit www.nwaea.org.

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