Iowa Admin. Code r. 641-35.4 - Licensure by verification

Licensure by verification is available under the following circumstances.

(1) Eligibility. A person may seek licensure by verification if all of the following criteria are satisfied:
a. The person is licensed, certified, or registered in at least one other issuing jurisdiction;
b. The scope of practice in the transferring jurisdiction is substantially similar to the scope of practice in Iowa;
c. The person's license, certification, or registration is in good standing in all issuing jurisdictions in which the person holds a license, certificate, or registration; and
d. The person either:
(1) Establishes residency in the state of Iowa; or
(2) Is married to an active duty member of the military forces of the United States and is accompanying the member on an official permanent change of station.
(2) Board application. The applicant must submit all of the following:
a. A completed application for licensure by verification.
b. Payment of the appropriate fee or fees required by 641-Chapter 28.
c. A verification form completed by the transferring jurisdiction, verifying that the applicant's license, certificate, or registration in that jurisdiction complies with the requirements of Iowa Code section 272C.12. The completed verification form must be sent directly from the transferring jurisdiction to the board.
d. Proof of residency in the state of Iowa or proof of military member's official permanent change of station. Proof of residency may include:
(1) A residential mortgage, lease, or rental agreement;
(2) A utility bill;
(3) A bank statement;
(4) A paycheck or pay stub;
(5) A property tax statement;
(6) A document issued by the federal or state government; or
(7) Any other board-approved document that reliably confirms Iowa residency.
e. Proof of passing the applicable Iowa licensing examination.
f. Documentation of the applicant's complete criminal record in accordance with 641-paragraph 29.5(4)"c," including the applicant's personal statement regarding whether each offense directly relates to the practice of the profession.
g. Copies of any relevant disciplinary documents, if another issuing jurisdiction has taken disciplinary action against the applicant.
(3) Applicants with prior discipline. If another issuing jurisdiction has taken disciplinary action against an applicant, the board will determine whether the cause for the disciplinary action has been corrected and the matter has been resolved. If the board determines the disciplinary matter has not been resolved, the board will neither issue a license nor deny the application for licensure until the matter is resolved. A person whose license was revoked, or a person who voluntarily surrendered a license, in another issuing jurisdiction is ineligible for licensure by verification.
(4) Applicants with pending licensing complaints or investigations. If an Iowa applicant is concurrently subject to a complaint, allegation, or investigation relating to unprofessional conduct pending before any regulating entity in another issuing jurisdiction, the board will neither issue a license nor deny the application for licensure until the complaint, allegation, or investigation is resolved.
(5) Temporary licenses. Applicants who satisfy all requirements for a license by verification under this rule, except for passing the applicable Iowa licensing examination, may be issued a temporary license that is valid for a period of three months and may be renewed once for an additional period of three months. The applicant must submit proof of passing the applicable Iowa licensing examination before the temporary license expires.

Notes

Iowa Admin. Code r. 641-35.4
Adopted by IAB July 14, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 1, effective 8/18/2021 Amended by IAB March 8, 2023/Volume XLV, Number 18, effective 4/12/2023

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