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Iowa Board of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators

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. 

The Iowa Board of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify. The Board establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed Interpreter's for the hearing impaired and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct. The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed Interpreter, as such, promotes the public health, welfare and safety.

Licensees are responsible for meeting all licensure requirements and should review the rules carefully and frequently. Select Laws and Rules under the Page Menu tab for detailed information about licensure definitions, renewal, continuing education and other important content specific to this profession. 

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: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov

Email: PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov

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