You must renew your APRN, RN, or LPN license every 2 years by your birthday
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APRN and RN license expire on EVEN-numbered years
LPN license expire on ODD-numbered years
You can renew up to 90 days before your birthday
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You can renew online or by mail
But it’s easiest and fastest to renew online
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You should only use Internet Explorer or Firefox to log on
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Do not use Google Chrome
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We no longer issue paper licenses
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Instead, check your license online
The paper license fades away and we zoom in on the computer screen. The screen shows a browser open to the page where one can check their license. Next to the screen, a green circle with a check mark appears.
For a paper application, you can email us
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You must meet certain requirements to renew
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You will need to pay a renewal fee
RN and LPN: $120
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Don’t forget to renew on time!
Late Renewal Fee: $57 (in addition to the regular fee)
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Once you’ve completed your renewal online, it’s immediately available for verification 24/7
On a computer screen, a web browser is opened to the site where one can check a license.
When checking your license, be sure to add “RN” or “LN” before your license number with no spaces
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Renew, check, and print your license verification here
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