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Division of Administration and Professional Licensure

Marcia Spangler
Division Director
Lucas State Ofc. Bldg
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA
(515) 281-7689

The Division of Administration and Professional Licensure handles a variety of programs under 4 Bureaus.

The Bureau of Finance performs management and coordination of various support services and functions for the Department including accounting, budgeting, purchasing of goods and services and other general administrative functions.

The Bureau of Information Management provides computer support for the department. This support includes maintaining the local area network (LAN), core software applications, mainframe access, program specific software application development, hardware installation, and Help Desk activities.

The Bureau of Professional Licensure provides coordination, support, and licensing of 19 health related boards regulating 39 professions. The mission of the professional boards is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by licensing qualified individuals and enforcing Iowa's statutes and administrative rules fairly and consistently.

The Bureau of Health Statistics registers all vital events occuring in the state such as birth, death and marriage. The bureau registers approximately 100,000 events and issues about 85,000 certified copies annually.

Links to centers and bureaus within the division of Administration and Professional licensure:

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