August 6, 2019

SIOUX CITY, IA (Aug. 6, 2019)—Northwest AEA will offer three courses required for paraeducator certification in a blended format on Sept. 9, Oct. 7, and Nov. 4. Paraeducator certification is a process by which a person 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 might be required by local school districts.

Learn more about the training 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

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