Iowa Legal Update FAQs
What are the Iowa law enforcement officer in-service training requirements?
Can my agency use PLS Legal Update training to satisfy Iowa's law enforcement officer in-service training requirements?
Yes. Many agencies use PLS online training to satisfy ILEA's in-service training requirements found at 501 Iowa Administrative Code section 8.1.
Do you provide ILEA-approved mental health training?
Yes. To help law enforcement agencies satisfy the requirement under Iowa Administrative Code section 501-8.1, PLS provides one hour of ILEA-approved mental health training each year.
Do PLS online lessons satisfy any CALEA training requirements?
How many lessons does PLS offer each year?
PLS offers a 12-hour package in Iowa each year.
How long are the lessons?
Each online lesson is designed to take one hour to complete.
What are the advantages of PLS online training for police?
PLS online law enforcement training has distinct advantages over classroom training. Online training: a) costs less; b) is more convenient; c) engages lesson takers in a way that lecture formats often miss; d) promotes better retention of information; e) puts the entire department “on the same page”; f) allows a lesson taker to retake a lesson; and g) is easy to administer.
What if I get called away from a lesson?
Officers may quickly and easily bookmark a lesson page if called away. In addition, the lesson will automatically bookmark the page after 10 minutes of inactivity. When the officer returns to the lesson, he/she simply logs back in and is returned to the bookmarked page.