Board of Athletic Training - Frequently Asked Questions
Joint Statement from the Iowa Boards of Athletic Training and Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training share some common elements in their scope of practice. It is not uncommon to see some service being provided by both Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers. This can lead to confusion by the public as to whether this individual is a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer. This matter is compounded by the fact that many individuals are licensed in both professions and some businesses or schools have Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers working in concert with each other.
While a Physical Therapist can provide services to athletes or teams, they need to be certain that they don’t present themselves as "Athletic Trainers". Similarly, while Athletic Trainers may provide services similar to or in conjunction with a Physical Therapist, they need to be sure that they don’t present themselves as "Physical Therapists".
How to create your online account
Creating your account
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
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.
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?
You can request a duplicate license and/or wallet card by accessing the Board’s online services webpage at: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov/mystatus. Use your @iowaID account and password to sign in. If you forgot your password, click on Forgot Password link located at the top of the Sign In page. Once logged in to your account, click on the [Online Services] link located at the bottom left of the My Licenses page. Select the Online Service of either Request Certificate or Request Wallet Card. Provide Reason for Request. Do not upload any attachments on the following screen. Complete the process by following the prompts on the screen. Once payment has been made, the document(s) will be mailed the following business day. The fee is $20.00 per request.
Or 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.
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.