IMPORTANT: Do not send certified mail to the Board's Post Office Box. Doing so will create significant delays in processing.

Renewal of Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure

New renewal fees will apply to Registered Nurses and Licensure Practical Nurses (LPNs) whose licenses are renewed on or after May 1, 2009. The new renewal fee will be $120.00.

Payment can be made by cashier's check, certified check, money order or personal check payable to "Commonwealth of Massachusetts." All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Do not send renewal forms to the Board by Certified Mail.

Renewal of Advanced Practice Authorization

New renewal fees will apply to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses whose licenses are renewed on or after May 1, 2009. The new fee will be $180.00 and will apply to each category of advanced practice authorization: Nurse Anesthetist (RN/NA), Nurse Midwife (RN/NM), Nurse Practitioner (RN/NP) and Psychiatric Nurse Mental Health Clinical Specialist (RN/PC).

When the Board authorizes a Registered Nurse to practice as an APRN, they receive, in addition to the wallet size RN license, a wallet size document indicating their designation as an Advance Practice Nurse in the category (RN/NA, RN/NM, RN/NP, RN/PC) for which they are authorized. The RN license number is the same and printed on both documents.

Payment can be made by cashier's check, certified check, money order or personal check payable to "Commonwealth of Massachusetts." All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Do not send renewal forms to the Board by Certified Mail.





License Renewal Fees

Board
Code

License Type

Renewal Fee for License Expiring

Renewal
Time

Renewal Frequency

LN

Licensed
Practical
Nurse

$120

Birthday/
Odd Year

Every 2 years

RN

Registered
Nurse

$120

Birthday/
Even Year

Every 2 years

RN/NA

Registered
Nurse/Nurse
Anesthetist

$180

Birthday/
Even Year

Every 2 years

RN/NM

Registered
Nurse/Nurse
Midwife

$180

Birthday/
Even Year

Every 2 years

RN/NP

Registered
Nurse/Nurse
Practitioner

$180

Birthday/
Even Year

Every 2 years

RN/PC

Registered
Nurse/Psychiatric
Nurse
Specialist

$180

Birthday/
Even Year

Every 2 years

The following fees apply to all Boards of Registrations.

Category

Fee

Fee Comments

Late Renewal Fee

$57

per license renewal
(Fee is in addition to renewal fee if renewal is received beyond license expiration date).

Certified Statement of Registration

$15

per licensee

Duplicate License

$17

per license

Name Change

$27

per license

Handling Charge for Returned Checks

$23

per check

Public Information CD-ROM

$30

per item in the form


This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.