Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Professional Learning

Introducing a New Statewide Professional Learning Registration System from Iowa’s AEAs.

Access the Professional Learning Registration System  



  • Go to
  • Your login information is the same email and password that you use when logging into the AEA Training site (Mandatory Reporter, Bloodborne Pathogens, self-paced classes, etc)
  • Participants creating a new account will not be able to register of view courses until the next business day
  • Please contact if you need help with your password


  • Login and click on 'Courses' in the top bar
  • You will have the option to Search, Show All, or Advanced Search
  • To view courses offered by Prairie Lakes AEA, click on Search - then refine by selecting Prairie Lakes under AEA on the left side bar. (All PLAEA Courses will have the letters 'PL' before or following the course number)
  • Scroll to find the course/section and click register (double check the location and date are correct before registering)
  • Accept the disclaimer
  • Enter payment information-credit card or purchase order number

We are updating our summer course catalog daily!


  • The new registration system accepts two forms of payment: Purchase Orders and Credit Cards
  • Please email Carrie Guerin at if you need assistance


  • Print an OFFICIAL Transcript for completed class from the AEA Statewide Professional Learning Registration System
  • Simply login and scroll down to View and Print Transcripts
  • Contact Carrie Guerin at with questions

Questions?  Contact Linda Ankeny at or Carrie Guerin at



Through Prairie Lakes AEA:

  • 2019 Summer Professional Learning Catalog.  Click here for more information.  Updated 5/14/2019
  • Special Education Certification Only Program from Morningside College.  Click here for more information. Updated 5/8/2019
  • Paraeducator Level 2 Area of Concentration-Special Needs summer class.  Click here for registration information.  Updated 4/3/2019
  • Paraeducator Generalists 1 Certification Summer classes are FULL.  Updated 5/29/2019
  • Human Relations course offered with Drake University.  Click here for more information.


BoEE Updates – Click here to view May 2019 BoEE Newsletter

Click here to view March/April 2019 BoEE Newsletter

Click here to view February 2019 BoEE Newsletter


Through our Partners:

Drake University

Morningside College.  Click here to view information.

Resources & Information

License Renewal
Mandatory Trainings
Paraeducator Information
Substitute Authorization
Evaluator Information Training Information
Online Courses and Information
Policies and Procedures

How to register online- Click here for information.

Searching for PLAEA classes - Click here to view instructions.

Prairie Lakes AEA Professional Development Cancellation Policy

Paraeducators as Substitutes: Paraeducators that hold a Generalist I Certification AND hold a Substitute Authorization License can substitute teach in the special education classroom to which they are assigned. The special education classroom may be in the elementary, middle, junior high or high school level.

Professional Development Vision - Quality Professional Development at Prairie Lakes AEA is based on collaborative partnerships that focus on improved learning and achievement for all. By operating as a high-performing learning community, everyone is empowered to solve problems through supportive relationships that challenge thinking in creative ways. We are committed to efficient processes which effectively meet on-going, evolving needs.


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