Beginning January 1, 2009, all applicants for initial licensure in Iowa will be required to complete a mandatory criminal background check. If your application will be postmarked after December 31, 2008, you must request an application packet be mailed to you. The application packet will include a licensure application form AND materials to complete a background check, including fingerprint cards and a waiver. To receive the correct packet, contact the Iowa Board of Respiratory Care at 515/281-4287.
Beginning January 1, 2009, an individual whose license has been inactive in Iowa for the previous two or more years shall be required to complete a mandatory criminal background check. To reactivate your license, contact the board office at 515/281-4287 and the reactivation packet will be sent to you.