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As of July 1, 2023, licensing and other health and occupational licenses will become part of the Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals and Licensing (DIAL) as a new organizational structure for state government goes into effect. Government departments and agencies that provide related services or have similar business functions are aligning to better serve Iowans.

Iowa Board of Nursing


Important Notes:

  • All fees are due at time of application and are nonrefundable.
  • All payments should be made payable to the Iowa Board of Nursing unless otherwise noted.
  • Any overpayment less than $10.00 will not be refunded.


$143.00  (Includes the $93 application fee and the $50 fee for the criminal history background check.)

$200.00 paid online to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.


$169.00 (Includes the $119 application fee and the $50 fee for criminal history background check.)

Renewal of License

$99.00 every three years, due 30 days prior to the 15th of the licensee's birth month

Late Renewal

$149.00 (Includes $99.00 renewal fee plus the $50.00 late fee) (Renewal of a license between the 16th of the licensee's birth month and the 15th of the following month)


$225.00 (Includes $175.00 application fee and $50 fee for the criminal history background check.)

ARNP license (both initial and renewals)


Certified copy of an original document


Returned check charge

$15.00 paid by certified check or money order

Verification of license status to another state if NURSYS cannot provide the verification.

$25.00 for each license verification sent

Rosters of Licensee Information

Free of charge