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Board of Psychology - Apply For a New License

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Application Guidelines

The documents below explain the required steps to complete the application process for a psychology license, HSP certification, and a provisional psychology license. 

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 Psychologists.

Scroll down in the Fees Rules to the name of this board to find the application fee

Exam Information

Application for Exemption

Create an account, apply and pay online at: https://amanda-portal.idph.state.ia.us/ibpl/portal/#/dashboards/index   

The rules for an exemption are located at https://www.legis.ioa.gov/docs/iac/rue/07-14-2021.645.240.8.pdf

Conditional Prescribing Certificate

Forms for Printing

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. 

Related Links

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards(ASPPB)
PO Box 3079
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Tel: (678) 216-1175
Fax: (678) 216-1176
Web: www.asppb.org

American Psychological Association (APA)
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5510
TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123
Web: apa.org

Iowa Psychology Association
PO Box 11125
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-1125
Phone: (515) 250-6366
Web: ipa@iowapsychology.org

National Register of Health Service Providers In Psychology
1120 G Street, NW, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 783-7663
Fax: (202) 347-0550
Web: www.nationalregister.org

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