Board of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators - Renewal

Renewal Rules

You can renew your license up to 60 days before your current license expires.

Permanent License Holder: You may begin the renewal process May 2 odd numbered years.

Temporary License Holder: You may begin the renewal process 60 days before your current license expires. Check your current wallet card for the expiration date. A temporary license may be renewed once.

Renewal notifications will be emailed to your email address on file with the board at 60, 50, 40 and 30 days prior to the license expiration date. Renew your license early to avoid a late fee or lapse in licensure. All continuing education requirements must be completed prior to license renewal.

A temporary license holder may renew a temporary license once for the immediately following two-year period after initial licensure.

Application Forms

Due to COVID-19, paper applications will not be processed at this time.  Apply or renew online at https://amanda-portal.idph.state.ia.us/ibpl/portal/#/dashboards/index .   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. 

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