Board of Social Work - Renewal
License Renewal Process
To expedite the processing of your license renewal, you can take advantage of our online renewal application. Online license renewal is fast, safe and convenient! You can renew online up to 60 days before your current license expires. You may renew your license for 30 days after your current license expires but will be required to pay a late fee. Once the online renewal process is complete, the license is immediately renewed and a new wallet card will be mailed to you within three working days. To renew online, go to https://IBPLicense.iowa.gov/
New Rules: Independent level social workers who provide supervision as part of a supervised professional practice after July 1, 2013 will need to earn 3 hours of continuing education in supervision. These hours are part of the required 27 hours for renewal. They are not in addition to the 27 hour total.
To renew by paper download the following forms and mail the completed forms to the address listed below:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Attn: Renewal Department
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075