Iowa Medical Board License Services

With the Iowa Medical Board, is averaging 2 to 3 1/2 months for the issuance of a Iowa Medical License from the submission of the application to the Medical Board to the issuance of the Physician Iowa Medical License. Our firm has licensed Physicians in Iowa since April 2000. In an average year, will handle between 30 to 40 Iowa License Applications. We understand the process and what needs to be completed to have your application finalized. knows when and how to submit the Applications and in what order to help insure that the Iowa Medical Board doesn't lose verifications.  Once the files are deemed complete by the Iowa Medical Board, the Iowa Medical License is typically issued within 10 to 20 days. The Iowa Medical Board is a difficult board to deal with if problems exist with the application. If Medical Board does not require a Board Appearance by the Physician.

Whether you are a USA Graduate or a Graduate of a Foreign Medical School, our process can move this arduous process through within a time period that will meet you needs. Your involvement in the process is kept to a minimum, with handling the vast majority of the process. The fee for our services is a one time payment of $739 (if you are practicing) or $579 (in training). Our packet is shipped to you after a 5-10 min consultation. Sign, notarize, and proof your application packet and then return it to with the requested copies, photos, and addendums. Then will forward the completed packet to the Iowa Medical Board. Then the verification process begins along with the required follow up with the third parties and Iowa Medical Board. Within 2 to 3 1/2 months of the submission, the license will typically be issued. All that you have to do is start the process with

Additional Iowa Medical Board Licensing Information:

The biggest issue with the Iowa Medical Board is there 90 day time limit to complete an application. Typically this is not an issue for most Physicians. Where it becomes an issue is if there are Foreign Medical Schools or Training Hospitals that are required to be verified. International Institutions take longer to process the requests. The mail system from overseas is unreliable and often they are lost in transit. If the application goes over 90 days, then the physician simply pays an additional fee to the Iowa Medical Board to continue the application for an additional 90 days while the missing verifications are received.

The Iowa Medical Board Staff are helpful and professional. Updates are easy to obtain. They are a pleasure to work with. It is because of their professionalism and accessibility that allows for the Iowa Medical License to be issued before the 90 day mark (which is the average medical license time frame).


Licensing of IMG's ( International Medical School Graduates ) without the ECFMG / USMLE:

Iowa will license IMG Physicians who trained in Canada if the physician meets the following conditions:

  • Minimum of 2 years of Progressive Royal College approved PGY Training in Canada (PGY 1, PGY 2, etc)
  • Must have passed the LMCC Canadian Medical Examination
  • Must hold an Unrestricted Medical License in a Canadian Provience or Territory
  • Must be eligible for Board Certification in Canada


IMLC Compact Participation:

The Iowa Medical Board is a Sponsoring Member of the IMLCC Compact Licensure System. If you qualify for participating in the IMLCC Compact then we can license you in Iowa through that system.   The IMLCC licensing process with Iowa typically runs about 30 days   Sign up today for IMLC Licensing

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