Assisted Living Programs (ALPs)/ALPs for People with Dementia (Certificate)

Department of Inspections & Appeals


Certification to provide housing and personal and/or health-related services.

Code Citation Iowa Code Chapter 231C

Who Applies Any person wishing to establish an assisted living program in the state of Iowa.

When To Apply Application must be made and a certificate issued before operations begin.

Initial Requirements Facilities must meet life safety codes. Please call the State Fire Marshal for a review at 515.725.1137.

Duration Initial certificate for up to six months, then every two years thereafter, unless accredited by a DIA-approved accrediting body.

Processing Time 60 days.

Fee Structure Initial certification: $750. Blueprint plan for initial review: $900. Two-year recertification: $1000. Optional preliminary plan review $500. Accredited program: $125.

Renewal Requirements Accepted application for renewal, and fees.

Exam Does not apply.

Additional Information None.

Services Provided

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Contact Information
Tamara Brockob
Lucas State Office Building, Third Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319