Obtaining Your Iowa Nursing License

IOWA BOARD OF NURSING

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400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309
TEL: 515-281-3255  FAX:  515-281-4825
https://nursing.iowa.gov/

COMPACT STATE

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$169.00

Approx within 5 business days upon receipt of all required docs – valid for 30 days (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

 

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application

Yes

Yes

Transcript – received directly from nursing school

No

Yes

Verification of original state license

Yes

Yes

Signed waiver form

Yes

Yes

2 completed fingerprint cards – must be from the board

Yes

Yes

Apply online
https://eservices.iowa.gov/PublicPortal/Iowa/IBON/common/index.jsp#

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees 

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely

$99

Approx 3-5 business days

Late

$14

Within 24 hours for online renewal

Reinstatement

$225

Approx 5 business days

Additional Info
Reinstatement requirement of 1.2 CEUs or 12 contact hours earned in previous 12 months, and must complete a criminal background check.

Online Renewal
https://eservices.iowa.gov/PublicPortal/Iowa/IBON/common/index.jsp                  

Verify an IA license
https://eservices.iowa.gov/PublicPortal/Iowa/IBON/public/license_verification.jsp

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address