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The Iowa Board of Social Work 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 Social Workers and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct.
The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed Social Work and, 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 Rule listed on the left and scroll through the Rules for detailed information about Licensure Definitions, Licensure Renewal, Reactivation and other important content specific to this profession.
Prior to starting formal rulemaking action, the Iowa Board of Social Work is seeking input from the public on draft changes to Chapter 282, Practice of Social Work.
The Board is seeking to clarify supervision requirements for master’s level licensees.
The Iowa Board of Social Work is requesting comments be submitted by January 29, 2020.
Draft Pre-Notice Rule Changes
Online Services Web Site
You may access the online services web site by clicking https://IBPLicense.iowa.gov/
The web site will allow individuals to complete the following tasks:
- Apply for initial licensure
- Renew your license
- Reactivate your license
- Request a license verification
- Change your address
- Attach documents to your license
- File a complaint
- List of licensees