Iowa Painter License

• 18 April 2020

Iowa Licensing Overview for a Painter

Licensing for painters in Iowa is controlled by the Iowa Contractors Board.

General Guidelines for a Painter in Iowa

Specific requirements to perform painter services can generally be used as a guideline, but also check your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a painter license?

You do not have to acquire a state license in Iowa in order to work as a painter. However, if the total value of your projects in a year exceeds $2,000 you’ll be required to register with the Iowa Division of Labor.

What’s the state licensing site for a painter?

Iowa Contractors Board

What are some training programs available for a painter?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

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