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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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2022 Fall Renewals

The renewal period for Engineers/Land Surveyors and Real Estate Commission licenses ended on December 31, 2022; however, there is a grace period where you can renew with a late fee until January 30, 2023. 
Check this page for more information and resources.


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

Joint Board Meeting

The Professional Licensing & Regulation Bureau's boards/commissions and the Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board will meet Thursday, January 12 at 2 p.m. via Zoom and in person at the Bureau's office.


Interested in becoming a board member?

The Governor and Lt. Governor are looking for qualified applicants who are strong believers in becoming an active voice in state government on more than 160 boards and commissions as openings become available.
If you find a position you are interested in, sign up and fill out an online application for consideration by the Governor and Lt. Governor.