Apply online for a temporary podiatrist license in Iowa. The application fee is $200. All application fees are nonrefundable.

Documentation & Questions

Documentation and questions may be submitted by email:


Application fee is $200.  You may pay the fee online.  All application fees are nonrefundable.

Education Requirement

Applicants will need to provide documentation of the following:

  • Official transcript or diploma sent directly to the Board office from a college of podiatric medicine approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA); and
  • Affidavit from the dean or director of an podiatric college attesting that the applicant has been accepted into a residency program approved by the CPME APMA.

Examination Requirement

Applicants will need to submit documentation of successfully completing the following:

  • Official score reports for Part I and Part II of the NBPME examination sent directly from the examination service to the board.

Note: Applicants who graduated from a podiatric college in 1961 or earlier, and are currently licensed in another state and have practiced for the 24 months immediately prior to application may be exempted from passing Part I and Part II of the NBPME examination based on the applicant’s credentials and the discretion of the board.

Applicants Licensed in Another State

In addition the other requirements, applicants who are licensed in another state must submit evidence of the following:

  • Licensure requirements in the other state(s) that are similar to those required in Iowa; and
  • The applicant must have held the active license for 12 of the last 24 months directly preceding the date of application. The license verification must include the following: 
    • Issue date
    • Expiration date
    • Status of license including a reference to any pending or past disciplinary action.
    • The verification may be printed from another state licensing board’s website if it contains all of the information noted above. If an online verification is not available, the verification must be sent directly from the licensing board(s).