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Board of Physician Assistants - Apply For a New License

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A friendly reminder from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the National Transportation Safety Board: Please remember to routinely discuss with patients the effect a person’s diagnosed medical conditions or prescription medications may have on his or her ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation.”

Application Guidelines

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.

Documents may be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-3121. Emailed documents should go to plpublic@idph.iowa.gov .

To expedite processing a new license request, take advantage of our secure online application.

Click here to Access Online Services or to Apply Online

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.

Application Rules

The rules below describe the application process for Physician Assistants.

Application Forms

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. 

Supervising physicians may be added to your online record 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Board’s online services webpage. 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.

Contact Information & Office Hours

Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

 

Phone: (515) 281-0254

Fax: (515) 281-3121

Bureau Website: https://idph.iowa.gov/licensure

Online Licensure Services: https://amanda-portal.idph.state.ia.us/ibpl/portal/

Email: PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov

 

Office Hours:

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays