There are two (2) types of approvals:
(The system appears complicated, but it is necessary since some curricula are copyrighted and require permission to use). The applicant is required to submit one (1) copy of the Application for Use of Already-Approved Curriculum application form to the provider whose curriculum they want to use. Once the original provider signs the application form indicating their approval to use the curriculum and attaches a letter on their letterhead, the original provider sends the application form and letter to the Abuse Education Review Panel for approval. The panel reviews the application and if approved, issues an approval number to the applicant. If the application is not approved, the panel will notify the applicant of the reasons for denial of approval. See the link below for the application form.
Instead of each provider applying for a separate approval number, in some cases, a corporation, consortium, management company, etc. can apply for one approval number to be used by all providers within that group who use the same curriculum. The corporation, consortium, management company, etc. follows the procedures outlined above to use a curriculum developed by another provider who has already received approval of the curriculum. The corporation, consortium, management company, etc. receives a letter with an approval number and an approval date to be used by all providers within that group. The providers are listed as corporate links in the Iowa Department of Public Health Abuse Education Review Panel database.
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