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Board of Optometry 

The Iowa Board of Optometry 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 Optometrists and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct.

The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed Optometrist, 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.

Iowa Law Mandating Electronic Transmission of all Prescriptions

Effective January 1, 2020, licensed optometrists are required to comply with legislation mandating the electronic transmission of all prescriptions. For additonal information, click on link: House File 2377 (2018 Iowa Acts) mandates the electronic transmission of all prescriptions

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 name/address
  • Attach documents to your license
  • File a complaint
  • List of licensees

Contact Information & Office Hours

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Contact Information & Office Hours

Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

 

Phone: (515) 281-0254

Fax: (515) 281-3121

Bureau Website: https://idph.iowa.gov/licensure

Online Licensure Services: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov

Email: PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov

 

Office Hours:

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays