Iowa Board of Respiratory Care - Apply, Renew and Reactivate

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Application Guidelines

The document below explains the required steps to complete the application process.  While the process has several steps many of the requirements can be done simultaneously.

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

Application Rules 

Scroll down in the Fees Rules to the name of this board to find the application fee.

To expedite processing a new license request, take advantage of our secure online application.

Click here to Access Online Services or to Apply Online

Applications are reviewed by Board staff as soon as possible, in the order received,  typically within 5 business days.

  • Refer to the Application Guidelines above to determine what steps you can complete while awaiting review.
  • Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email with an attached letter indicating what additional information is required to approve the license.

Application Forms

Due to COVID-19, paper applications will not be processed at this time.  Click here to apply, renew, or reactivate online.  For questions about username and password, please call the State of Iowa Service Desk at 515-281-5703 or 800-532-1174.  For assistance with the online application contact 515-281-0254. 

You must submit two fingerprint cards. Most law enforcement agencies have fingerprint cards available upon request or you may request an application packet to be mailed to you. The application packet will include materials to complete a background check, including fingerprint cards and a waiver. To request a packet, contact the Iowa Board of Respiratory Care at or complete the following information.


Related Links

National Board of Respiratory Care
18000 W. 105th St.
Olathe, KS 66061-7543
Tel: (913) 895-4900
Fax: (913) 895-4650


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