Board of Nursing Home Administrators - Apply For a New License
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The documents below explain the required steps to complete the application process. While the process has several steps many of the requirements can be done simultaneously. Best practice is to apply online for a new license.
Documents may be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-3121. Emailed documents should go to email@example.com .
To expedite processing a new license request, take advantage of our secure online application.
Applications are reviewed by Board staff as soon as possible, in the order received, typically within 5 business days.
- Refer to the Application Guidelines above to determine what steps you can complete while awaiting review.
- Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email with an attached letter indicating what additional information is required to approve the license.
The rules below describe the application process for Nursing Home Administrators.
Scroll down in the Fees Rules to the name of this board to find the application fee
To apply for the National Examination
Due to COVID-19, paper applications will not be processed at this time. Click here to apply, renew, or reactivate online. For questions about username and password, please call the State of Iowa Service Desk at 515-281-5703 or 800-532-1174. For assistance with the online application contact 515-281-0254.
National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB)
1444 I Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-2210
Tel: (202) 712-9040
Fax: (202) 216-9646
4200 University Avenue, Suite 305
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Tel: (515) 440-4630
Fax: (515) 440-4631
Iowa Health Care Association
1775 90th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266-1563
Tel: (800) 422-3106
Fax: (515) 978-2209