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Renewal Requirements & Fees


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.

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 that obtained initial licensure through endorsement and has held that active license for less than 12 months will need to complete at least 6 contact hours of approved continuing education before that first renewal of a nursing license.  
  • An applicant for reactivation of a license can use the refresher course contact hours for the first renewal cycle after reactivation of a license.


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 or graduated in the last four years with less than 400 hours of nursing practice will be able to renew their license without meeting this requirement.

Fee List

 

Board approved: 3/04
Reviewed/Revised:  10/12