Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board


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Contact Information

Physical address:
200 E Grand Ave, Ste. 350
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515)725-9022
Fax: (515) 725-9032

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: EngineeringandLandSurveyBoard@iowa.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Iowa Engineering Firm License

Not required



Engineering Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Iowa.

Firm licenses are not issued at the state level, however, a licensed individual must oversee all engineering work. Firms should consult board rules and state statutes before doing business.

More information: Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board
Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • At least one of the owners or full-time employees of the firm must be an Iowa licensed engineer.

Professional Corporations:

  • Each of the officers, shareholders, and directors must be licensed individuals.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least one of the owners or full-time employees of the firm must be an Iowa licensed engineer.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • Each of the members and managers must be licensed individuals.

Partnerships:

  • At least one of the partners or full-time employees of the firm must be an Iowa licensed engineer.

Iowa Land Surveying License

Not required



Land Surveying Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Iowa.

Firm licenses are not currently required, however, individual surveyors should register with the Bureau of Professional Licensing.

More information: Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board

Iowa Land Surveyor License

Agency:Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Exam Application
Principles and Practice of Land Surveying Exam

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 license fee prorated at 6-month intervals.

Notes:

After completing the necessary exams, applicants can apply for a license.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Certificates issued in even-numbered years expire in odd-numbered years; those issued in odd-numbered years expire in even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Iowa Professional Engineer License

Agency:Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

6.1(9) Secure electronic signature. An electronic signature as defined in or governed by Iowa Code chapter 554D meets the signature requirements of this rule if it is protected by a security procedure, as defined in Iowa Code section 554D.103(14), such as digital signature technology. It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure, prior to affixing an electronic signature to an engineering or land surveying document, that security procedures are adequate to (1) verify the signature is that of a specific person and (2) detect any changes that may be made or attempted after the signature of the specific person is affixed.

IAC 193C—6.1(9)

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

6.1(8) Computer-generated seals may be used on final original documents.

IAC 193C—6.1(8)

Fact Checked:5/13/21

Exam Application
Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 license fee prorated at 6-month intervals.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

After completing the necessary exams, applicants can apply for a license.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Certificates issued in even-numbered years expire in odd-numbered years; those issued in odd-numbered years expire in even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

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