Iowa Board of Nursing

Online Services

Board Information

Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Tel: 515/281-3255
Fax: 515/281-4825

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Fees

Note: Any overpayment of fees less than $10.00 will not be refunded. All fees are due at time of application. All fees are nonrefundable.

Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses

Examination $93.00 application fee payable to the Iowa Board of Nursing

$200.00 payable to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing in the form of a certified check, cashier's check or money order

$50.00 criminal history background check fee (The $93 application fee and the $50 background check fee can be combined for a total of $143; payable to the Iowa Board of Nursing)
Endorsement $119.00 application fee payable to the Iowa Board of Nursing

$50.00 criminal history background check fee (The $119 application fee and the $50 background check fee can be combined for a total of $169; payable to the Iowa Board of Nursing)
Renewal of License $99.00 every three years, due 30 days prior to the 15th of the licensee's birth month
Late Renewal $50.00 late fee plus current renewal fee. (Renewal of a license between the 16th of the licensee's birth month and the 15th of the following month)
Reactivation $175.00 application fee payable to the Iowa Board of Nursing

$50.00 criminal history background check fee (The $175 application fee and the $50 background check fee can be combined for a total of $225; payable to the Iowa Board of Nursing)
Special license by endorsement and for those licensed in another country $62.00
Certified copy of an original document $20.00
Duplicate or reissued license/original certificate $20.00
Returned check charge $15.00 paid by certified check or money order
Noncertified statement of RN/LPN license $3.00 per license
Verification of license status to another state if NURSYS cannot provide the verification. $25.00 for each state to which information is to be sent

To request license verification online go to: https://www.nursys.com for the online application. The application is completed online with payment by credit card to post the verification immediately. FEE: $30.00

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

Cost of new ARNP registration $81.00 for any length of registration up to three years
Renewal $81.00 for any length of registration up to three years
Verification of registration $25.00 per license (RN/ARNP) for each state to which information is sent
Duplicate registration $20.00 for a duplicate or reissued registration card/original certification
Returned check charge $15.00 paid by certified check or money order

updated 09/05