***IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATED TO LICENSE STATUSES DUE TO COVID-19***
On March 22, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a Proclamation of Emergency Disaster. In Section 6 of the Proclamation, Governor Reynolds temporarily suspended rules relating to license renewal. Licenses that expire while the Proclamation is in effect will remain active, even if the licensee is unable to renew.
The Proclamation is currently scheduled to be effective through May 30, 2021, but may be terminated or extended. Once the Proclamation is no longer in effect, any licensee who did not renew during the Proclamation will have 60 days to renew without penalty.
The Bureau of Professional Licensure will not be updating its database to extend the expiration dates for licenses that are affected by the Proclamation.
When using the online database to verify the status of a license, please note that if the expiration date listed falls within the time period beginning March 22, 2020, and ending May 30, 2021, license shall be considered active through July 29, 2021. Beginning July 30, 2021, all statuses displayed in the database shall be considered accurate. The Bureau will post updated dates should the Proclamation be terminated or extended.
You can search for individuals licensed by the Bureau of Professional Licensure. You do not need to complete all the boxes to complete the search. For example, if you wanted a list of all the athletic trainers that either have an active or inactive license simply select Athletic Training from the dropdown list in the Board box. IF the name of the individual appears on the lower portion of the screen and IF there is a Yes in the Disciplinary Action column, press the Yes. The link will take you to the Bureau of Professional Licensure Home Page. Click on the appropriate board located on the left side of the screen. Click on Discipline and Public Actions.
NOTE on Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant Licenses: If you did not find a licensee please also check the PT Compact Commission verification page to see if the PT or PTA holds a compact privilege in Iowa.
The professional boards within the Bureau of Professional Licensure require primary source verification of credentials prior to issuing a license in this state. The Bureau is responsible for maintaining all of the information on the website, including licensure information and public disciplinary action. The information provided on the website is the same information provided through verbal and mail verification, and is true and complete to the best of our knowledge. The Bureau believes this site is appropriate for verification information. Licensure information on the above website is updated instantly upon entering new information.
If you wish to file a complaint use the Search Criteria box, search for the individual you want to make a complaint against. When searching make sure you are spelling the individual’s name correctly.
IF the name of the individual appears on the lower portion of the screen:
- Press the More Info located in the license details column. Press File a Complaint located near the bottom of the page
IF the name of the individual does not appear after completing a search, call the Bureau office at 515-281-0254 and request a paper complaint form.