Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators - Apply, Renew and Reactivate


Nursing Home Administrator Provisional application process guidelines

 Provisional Nursing Home Administrator Application

Nursing Home Administrator application process guidelines  

Verification of Employment Form

Education Program Review

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Applications are reviewed by Board staff typically within 5 business days. You will receive an email with an attached letter indicating what additional information is required.

Documents may be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-3121. Emailed documents should go to .


All requirements for a Permanent NHA License must be met before the board grants an applicant exam approval. After the approval is granted, applicants will receive a letter instructing them to pay the exam fee and schedule their testing with NAB. Exam scores are sent directly to the board and the applicant.

To apply for the National Examination


National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB)
1444 I Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-2210
Tel: (202) 712-9040
Fax: (202) 216-9646


Iowa HHS Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-3121

Online Licensure Services:


Office Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays