Board of Physician Assistants - Frequently Asked Questions
How can I apply for a license?
See web page "Application Process & Form" listed on the left.
If I am not approved for licensure in Iowa, will I receive my application fee back?
No, application fees are non-refundable.
Report of Supervising Physicians
How do I report my supervising physicians?
The physician assistant shall notify the board of the identity of each of the physician assistant’s supervising physicians and of any change in the status of the supervisory relationships. Supervising physicians may be added to your online record 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Board’s online services webpage at: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov/mystatus. Use your @iowaID account and password to sign in. Click on the More Info link located at the bottom left of the My Licenses screen, under the Action column. Click on the Edit link located on the right side of the screen under Supervision. Read the Instructions posted on the License Detail – Process screen. Use the Add and Save buttons.
Name & Address Changes
How can I make an address and/or name change?
Any time there is an address and/or name change, it is up to you to let the board office know within 30 days of the change. Complete the "Name & Address Change" form available on this site.
Duplicate Certificate or Wallet Card
How can I get a duplicate license?
To obtain a duplicate license and/or wallet card, complete the "Application for Duplicate License" and mail it along with the correct fee.
Where can I find information about continuing education?
See the "Continuing Education" page on this site for specific information regarding your continuing education.
I have not received notification regarding renewal of my license. How can I renew?
Online license renewal is fast and safe! https://IBPLicense.iowa.gov/ Click here to renew online up to 60 days before your current license expires and follow the directions.
You will be asked to verify that you have met the continuing education requirements. You may renew your license for 30 days after your current license expires but will be required to pay a late fee.
Paper applications will NOT be mailed. Instead you will receive a postcard as a reminder it is time to renew the license. If you do not renew online you may download a paper renewal from the "Renewal" page on this website.
Can I use the extra continuing education hours that I earned from my previous renewal for the present renewal?
The only time this is allowed is for your second renewal.
For those newly licensed, continuing education is not required for the first license renewal. Any continuing education hours obtained anytime from the initial licensing date may be used for the second license renewal. After the second renewal, licensees are required to complete the full number of required continuing education hours within each compliance period. For more information see "Continuing Education" page on this website.
When does my license expire?
See the "Renewal" page on this website for specific information.
What is the license renewal fee?
See the "Fees" page on the website for specific information.
What are the required courses for mandatory reporters of child and adult abuse?
How can I reactivate my license?
See the "Reactivation" page on this website for more information.
List of Licensees
You can download a list of licensees at any time. Select the tutorial below for step by step instructions.
Exporting a List of Licensees
Licensure in other States
What are the requirements for licensure in another state?
You will need to contact the board in that state and find out the requirements. Our verification fee for verifying your license to another state is $20.00. Include a money order or cashier's check for that amount along with your written request. Make check payable to your specific board (e.g., Iowa Board of Athletic Training).
How do I verify a license for a licensed professional?
Go to https://IBPlicense.iowa.gov and select License Search. Insert your name or license number. Select your profession from the dropdown list. You may print a copy of your licensure status by selecting Print.
Disclaimer: 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 professional boards require primary source verification of credentials prior to issuing a license in this state. The Bureau believes this site is appropriate for verification information, but is not responsible for determining appropriateness of information compared to standards of any given organization or program.
How do I put my license on hold?
It is not necessary to place your license on hold. If you do not renew your license by 30 days after the license expiration date, it will automatically be placed on inactive status.
How can I file a complaint?
See the "Complaints" page listed on the left for more information about how to file a complaint.