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The Iowa Board of Behavioral Science 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 Mental Health Counselors and Marital and Family Therapists and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct.
The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed Mental Health Counselor and Marital and Family Therapist 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 Rules 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.
License Brochure - Temporary
License Brochure - Permanent
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone (515) 281-0254
FAX (515) 281-3121
Media Questions (515) 281-6693
Online Licensure Services: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays