Iowa Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Iowa.

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Company Licenses

Iowa Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Iowa Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor License

More Information:

https://www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/asbestos-licenses

Agency:Iowa Division of Labor - Asbestos Abatement Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos License Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos License Application (Renewal)

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually

Iowa Contractor Registration

Agency:Iowa Division of Labor
Insurance Requirements:

A contractor with employees must send a Certificate of Insurance from the workers' compensation insurance company showing the effective date of coverage and listing the "Iowa Division of Labor" as the certificate holder.

Bond Requirements:

Out-of-state contractors must file a $25,000 surety bond at the time of registration.

Initial Registration

Form:

New Application/Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$50

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Form:

New Application/Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Iowa HVAC/R Contractor License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/contractor

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Contractor Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

Fees range from $91.75 to $425 depending on when you apply.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Renewal Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$525

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Iowa Hydronics Contractor License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/contractor

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/contractor

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Contractor Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

Fees range from $91.75 to $425 depending on when you apply.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Renewal Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$525

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Iowa Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/contractor

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Contractor Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

Fees range from $91.75 to $425 depending on when you apply.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Renewal Application

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$525

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Individual Licenses

Iowa Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Iowa Apprentice Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Iowa Asbestos Inspector License

More Information:

https://www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/asbestos-licenses

Agency:Iowa Division of Labor - Asbestos Abatement Program

Iowa Asbestos Management Planner License

More Information:

https://www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/asbestos-licenses

Agency:Iowa Division of Labor - Asbestos Abatement Program

Iowa Asbestos Project Designer License

More Information:

https://www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/asbestos-licenses

Agency:Iowa Division of Labor - Asbestos Abatement Program

Iowa Asbestos Worker License

More Information:

https://www.iowadivisionoflabor.gov/asbestos-licenses

Agency:Iowa Division of Labor - Asbestos Abatement Program

Iowa Class A Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Iowa Class A Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Iowa Class B Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Iowa Class B Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Iowa Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrician's License

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

Fees range from $41.64 to $375 depending on when you apply.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$375

Due:

Triennially

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Iowa HVAC/R Apprentice License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/apprentice

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Hydronics Apprentice License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/apprentice

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Journeyman HVAC/R License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/journey-level

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Journeyman Hydronics License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/journey-level

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Journeyman Mechanical License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/journey-level

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/journey-level

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Journeyman Sheet Metal License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/journey-level

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Master HVAC/R License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/master-level

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Master Hydronics License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/master-level

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Master Mechanical License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/master-level

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Master Plumber License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/master-level

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Mechanical Apprentice License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/apprentice

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Plumbing Apprentice License

More Information:

https://idph.iowa.gov/pmsb/licensure/apprentice

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Health - Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Iowa Residential Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Iowa Residential Master Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Iowa Special Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Iowa Unclassified Person (Electrical) License

More Information:

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml

Agency:Iowa Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal Division - Electrical Licensing and Inspection Program

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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