Bureau of Professional Licensure

Who We Are

The Bureau of Professional Licensure is a Bureau within the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services.

The mission of the professional boards is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by licensing qualified individuals and enforcing Iowa's statutes and administrative rules fairly and consistently.

Red Tape Review

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order Number 10 on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, putting a moratorium on administrative rulemaking and instituting a comprehensive review of all existing administrative rules.   The administrative rules related to the professional licensing boards under the purview of the Department are available at the link below.

HHS Professional Licensure Red Tape Review

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