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Renewal/Reactivation Requirements

Continuing Education for Licensure Renewal

The Nurse Practices Act contains continuing education requirements in Section 43-12.1-20. For that reason, before the Board may renew or reactivate a license, the licensee must verify to the Board that the required continuing education requirements have been met by certification on the renewal or reactivation form.

The Board determined in Section 54-02-05-08 that continuing education for purposes of relicensure must meet or exceed twelve (12) contact hours within the preceding two (2) years. This rule became effective April 1, 2004. 

  • An applicant that obtained initial licensure through examination will not need to complete any contact hours of approved continuing education before that first renewal of a nursing license.  The requirements have been met through the academic coursework.
  • An applicant for reactivation of a license can use the refresher course contact hours for the first renewal cycle after reactivation of a license.

The Board determined in Section 54-05-03.1-11 that an APRN with Prescriptive Authority must complete fifteen (15) contact hours of education during the previous two (2) years in pharmacotherapy related to the scope of practice.  These contact hours may fulfill the registered nurse renewal continuing education requirement. 

Continuing Education Renewal Requirements Policy

Continuing Education Audit Process

  • At least two percent (2%) of the renewal applications will be subject to random audit per renewal cycle.  A licensee who submits inaccurate or falsified documentation or fails to meet the CE requirement will be subject to disciplinary action based on Chapter 54-02-07-01.1(7)(13)(18).

  • If you receive a "Notice of Continuing Education Audit" during your online renewal you are asked to send photocopies of your CE records to the Board along with the Notice of Continuing Education Audit Form.


Practice Requirements for Licensure Renewal

Nursing practice for the purposes of relicensure must meet or exceed four hundred (400) hours within the preceding four (4) years.   

  • Nurses who have completed a refresher course within the preceding year or graduated from a nursing undergraduate or nursing graduate program in the last four years with less than 400 hours of nursing practice will be able to renew their license without meeting this requirement.

 

Renewal for Active Licenses (expire 12/31 of the current year) 

Online renewal for licenses that expire 12/31 of the current year is available between October and December of the current year.  If your license expired prior to today, scroll down to "Reactivation for Inactive Licenses".

Renewal Fees

  • LPN = $110
  • RN = $120
  • Specialty Practice RN = $170
  • Advanced Practice RN = $160
  • Advanced Practice RN with RX authority = $210
  • Advanced Practice license ONLY (when you have your RN license in another compact state) = $40
  • Advanced Practice with RX authority ONLY (when you have your RN license in another compact state)= $90
  • Specialty Practice license ONLY (when you have your RN license in another compact state) = $50

Information you will need for renewal

  • First and Last Name as we currently have in our records
  • Social Security Number
  • RN/LPN License Number
  • Number of hours worked in the current year and previous year.  Have the hours separated out between the two years.
  • Payment Method

Payment methods accepted

  • Visa, Mastercard, or Discover credit or debit card.  You will need your card number and expiration date.
  • Checking Account.  You will need your bank routing number, checking account number, check number, and drivers license number.
  • Paypal Account.  You will need your login and password.  If you don't have an account and wish to pay with Paypal, go to www.paypal.com to register and set up an account.

Additional information

  • You will be able to update all demographic information including name changes during online renewal.
  • Make sure to enter email address and double check it.  We will send emails to you for the following:
    • Verification of payment received
    • Verification of license renewal completed
  • To view your license information, including the updated expiration date, go to the "Verify" section of this website.  There are no hard copy licenses mailed.
  • Allow 3-4 working days for your new expiration date to display on the "Verify" site since we must approve every renewal for accuracy and payment completion.

All information entered will be encrypted, so your data will be transmitted safely and securely.  Do not use your browser's "back" button during the renewal process.  If at any time you wish to exit the renewal process choose "Exit". 

RENEW YOUR LICENSE HEREThis is for licenses that expire 12/31 of the current year and is available from October-December.  For licenses that expired prior to 12/31 of the current year, please scroll down to "Reactivation for Inactive Licenses".  

 

Reactivation for Inactive Licenses  

LATE RENEWAL REACTIVATION

Complete the Late Renewal Form below if it is the month of January and your license expired 12/31 of the preceding year.  

Complete the Reactivation Form below for all other Inactive Licenses that do not fall in the "Late Renewal" scenario.

Complete the following (links below in last row):

  • Late Renewal form which includes a Verification of Practice Form. 

Complete the following (links below in last row):

  • Reactivation Form which includes a Verification of Practice Form and Criminal History Record Check Form
  • Criminal History Record Check Process (if you have not completed one for the ND Board of Nursing in the past 90 days)

Late Renewal Fees - (double the amount of the renewal fee)

  • LPN = $220
  • RN = $240
  • Specialty Practice RN = $340
  • Advanced Practice RN = $320
  • Advanced Practice RN with RX authority = $420
  • Advanced Practice license ONLY (when you have your RN license in another compact state) = $80
  • Advanced Practice with RX authority ONLY (when you have your RN license in another compact state)= $180
  • Specialty Practice license ONLY (when you have your RN license in another compact state) = $100

Additional fees may be added if you practiced without a current license in January.

Reactivation Fees

  • LPN = $140
  • RN = $150
  • Specialty Practice RN = $200
  • Advanced Practice RN with an Inactive RN license = $210
  • Advanced Practice RN with RX authority and an Inactive RN = $260
  • Advanced Practice license ONLY (when you have your RN license in another compact state or a current ND RN license) = $90
  • Advanced Practice with RX authority ONLY (when you have your RN license in another compact state or a current ND RN license)= $140
  • Specialty Practice license ONLY (when you have your RN license in another compact state or a current ND RN license) = $80

If you have not completed a Criminal History Record Check in the past 90 days the following fees must be added:

  • Add an additional $20 to the above fees that go to the ND Board of Nursing
  • Include a money order for BCI of $40.00

Additional fees may be added if you practiced without a current license.

To view your license information, including the updated expiration date, go to the "Verify" section of this website.  There are no hard copy licenses mailed. You will receive a 90 temporary permit while the Board office is waiting for your Criminal History Record Check to be completed.  To view your temporary permit and/or license information, including the updated expiration date, go to the "Verify" section of this website.  There are no hard copy licenses mailed.

These forms are only available the month of January and must be submitted during working hours in January.

RN/LPN 2018-2019 Reactivation Form

APRN 2018-2019 Reactivation Form