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Kathleen R. Weinberg, MSN, RN, Executive Director

Approved Provider Application Process

The process to apply for Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider status is comprised of submitting the information requested on the application, as specified in 655 IAC, Chapter 5. Please organize the information in the sequence as listed in the application example. NOTE: All of the application materials must be submitted in triplicate hard copy. Do not send the materials via email. There is no application fee. 

Click here for the directions to obtain approval as an Iowa approved provider: Provider Application with Policy Examples   Click here for the form to fill in for page one of the provider application: Provider PDF Fillable Form

Review of completed applications happens within 60 days. Approximately two weeks of the review, the board will send a letter with details of necessary additions and/or revisions. the administrative rules allow the applicant two committee reviews or one year to meet provider criteria, whichever comes first. If the provider approval is denied, there is a waiting period of one year before the application process can happen again. 

Upon acceptance, the provider approval lasts for five years. The board sends re-approval applications six months before the expiration date. 

If you have questions while completing this application please contact the Board office at 515.281.3255 and ask for the continuing education department. 

Reference: IAC 655, Chapter 5 - 5.3; https://www.legis.iowa.gov/law/administrativeRules/rules?agency=655&chapter=5&pubDate=11-02-2022

Last updated: 11/8/2022