Controlled Substance Renewals

CSA-Individual Registration Expiration Date Conversion

On April 27th, 2020, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy began the process of converting Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Individual registration expiration dates to match the professional license expiration date of the practitioner when the practitioner renews his/her registration online.

The practitioner must provide his/her professional license number and expiration date in the Board of Pharmacy online profile so when the practitioner submits the online CSA renewal, the CSA registration expiration date will match with the professional license expiration date. This may mean a practitioner will need to renew the CSA registration again in a few months. If the expiration date of the professional license is less than 180 days from the current CSA expiration, the practitioner will not be charged a renewal fee for that short renewal period. In the future, the professional license must be renewed before a practitioner will be permitted to renew his/her CSA registration.

The CSA renewal fee is $45 per year so the conversion fees are as follows:

Initial Renewal Term with Conversion

Registration Fee for Converted Expiration

1 - 179 days from current expiration date


180 - 364 days from current expiration


365 - 729 days from current expiration


730 - 1094 days from current expiration


1095 - 1459 days from current expiration


1460 - 1824 days from current expiration


1825 - 2189 days from current expiration


At this time, renewal applications submitted through the mail will be renewed on the same two-year schedule as in the past. Individual researchers’ CSA registrations will be renewed on the same two-year schedule as well.

Renewal Information

Registration renewal is the registrant's responsibility. As a courtesy, the board office sends a registration renewal notice to each registrant at least 60 days prior to registration expiration, however the option to renew will not be available more than 60 days prior to your renewal date. The renewal notice is sent via email to the registrant’s last known email address. Failure of the registrant to receive the notice does not relieve the registrant of responsibility for renewing that registration prior to its expiration.  A registration can be renewed online or by paper application

Renew your registration online.  A valid credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) is required for online renewal.  There will be a $2.00 convenience fee charged for online renewal and payment.  Your renewal certificate will be mailed to you within a few days of your online renewal.


Print and complete the paper renewal application.  Submit your completed application with any required documentation and a check or money order payable to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy for the required fee.  Your renewal certificate will be mailed to you after your application is processed.  Any person required to obtain more than one registration may submit all applications in one package. Each application must be complete and should not refer to any accompanying application for required information.

REMINDER: Iowa law requires that a complete controlled substances inventory be completed by each registrant at least every year. Is it time for your Controlled Substances inventory?

Printed from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy website on January 20, 2021 at 5:13am.