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Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau

The Iowa Professional Licensing & Regulation Bureau, a bureau of the Iowa Division of Banking, is headed by the Superintendent of Banking, who appoints and supervises staff that provides administrative support and coordinates activities for six professional licensing boards.

Each board is responsible for establishing and enforcing standards for licensure, certification, or registration, and investigating complaints. The standards generally include initial education, experience, an examination, continuing education, and practice review.

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Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau
200 E. Grand Ave, Ste 350 Des Moines, IA 50309
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Main: (515) 725-9022
Fax: (515) 725-9032

Executive Order 10 - Rulemaking Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 10, the Iowa Professional Licensing & Regulation Bureau will be reviewing its existing Administrative Rules in accordance with the schedule. More information about Executive Order 10 is available on the Department of Management’s website.

Phase 1 (2023)

193 Professional Licensing Bureau

193A Accountancy Board

193B Architectural Board

193C Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board

193E Real Estate Commission

193F Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board

Phase 2 (2024)

193D Landscape Architectural Board

193G Interior Design Board

Phase 3 (2025)

187 - Chapter 25: Appraisal Management Companies

Renewal Information

Click here for Spring 2023 Renewal Information

Renewals begin May 1 for Architects and Interior Designers

Renewals begin May 16 for Accountants, Landscape Architects, and Real Estate Appraisers.

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