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Iowa Board of Psychology - Licensure

As of July 1, 2023,  Professional Licensing and other health and occupational licenses will become part of the Iowa Department of Inspections,  Appeals, and Licensing (DIAL) as a new organizational structure for state government goes into effect. Government departments and agencies that provide related services or have similar business functions are aligning to better serve Iowans.  You can expect the same quality services you get now from HHS to continue as usual. 

Application Guidelines

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The documents below explain the required steps to complete the application process for a psychology license, HSP certification, and a provisional psychology license. 

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

Continuing Education Guidelines

Licensees are responsible for meeting all continuing education requirements and should review the Rules carefully and frequently. Scroll through the Rules for detailed information about Continuing Education definitions, requirements, standards, criteria and other important specific to this profession.

Continuing Education Extension or Exemption for Disability or Illness

A licensee who had a physical or mental disability or illness during the licensee period may apply for an exemption. An exemption provides for an extension of time or exemption from some or all of the continuing education requirements. An applicant shall submit a completed application form approved by the board for an exemption.

The application requires the signatiure of a licensed health care professional who can attest to the existence of a disability or illness during the license period. If the application is from a license who is the primary caregiver for a relative who is ill or disabled and needs care from that primary caregiver, the physician shall verify the licensee's status as the primary caregiver. A licensee who applies for an exemption shall be notified of the decision regarding the application. A licensee who obtains approval shall retain a copy of the exemption to be presented to the board upon request.


You can renew your license up to 60 days before your current license expires.

Renewal notifications will be emailed to your email address on file with the board at 60, 50, 40 and 30 days prior to the license expiration date. Renew your license early to avoid a late fee or lapse in licensure. All continuing education requirements must be completed pior to license renewal. 

Exam Information

Conditional Prescribing Certificate

Forms for Printing

Related Links

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards(ASPPB)
PO Box 3079
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Tel: (678) 216-1175
Fax: (678) 216-1176

American Psychological Association (APA)
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5510
TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123

Iowa Psychology Association
PO Box 11125
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-1125
Phone: (515) 250-6366

National Register of Health Service Providers In Psychology
1120 G Street, NW, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 783-7663
Fax: (202) 347-0550

Iowa HHS Bureau of Professional Licensure

Riverpoint Office Complex
400 SW 8th Street Suite D
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-7969

Online Licensure Services:


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