Renew Florida Nursing License
If you’re a professional nurse in Florida, it’s important to keep your license current. There are several ways to do this, but we’ll show you the easiest way to renew your nursing license in FL. Keep reading for details on how to renew your FL nursing license online.
Log in to the Florida Department of Health website.
- Log in to the Florida Department of Health website.
- Click on “Search.”
- Enter your license number and click “Log In.”
- On the next page, click on your license and then hit “Renew” in the top right-hand corner.
- Fill out all required personal information, including your name and address if they are different from what is already listed on file with the state.
If you have any certifications or documents related to renewing your nursing license that aren’t already uploaded as part of the renewal process, you’ll be asked to upload them at this point so they can be reviewed before issuing a new license certificate.
Hit the “Search” link at the top of the page and enter your license number.
To get started, hit the “Search” link at the top of the page and enter your license number. The search box is at the top of every page on your renewal portal. It’s also on the left side of every page, as well as in a few other places you might not expect—like at the bottom and on both sides.
Hit “Enter” or click “Submit” when you’re finished entering information in any of these boxes in order to see results!
Hit “Log In.”
If you already have an account, enter your email address and password. If you do not, create one.
Hit “Log In.”
Click on your license and hit “Renew.”
- Log in to the Florida Board of Nursing website.
- Click on your license and hit “Renew.”
- Enter your license number, personal information, and payment information.
- Upload any required documents (this will vary by applicant).
In the box that pops up, click on “View Your License Information.”
In the box that pops up, click on “View Your License Information.” You’ll be taken to the license information page where you can see your expiration date, license number, status of renewal and more. You’ll also be able to see your license type and class.
Fill in your personal information.
You will need to fill in the following information when renewing your nursing license:
- Your name, address, and date of birth.
- Your Social Security number (or alien registration number if you’re not a US citizen).
- Your driver’s license number (if you have one).
- The license number at the top right corner of your Florida nursing license. If you have trouble locating it, refer to our guide on how to find your Florida nursing license number here!
- The date that your current Florida nursing license expires — this is usually printed quite small but can be found either under or around the word “EXPIRATION”. If there are no visible numbers on your card, try opening up another browser window or tab for reference purposes and check out what we wrote about locating this info back in step 3 above!
Upload any required documents or certifications.
Upload your license verification form. This is a PDF file that’s been signed by the board and uploaded to your account at ncpn.org.
The next step is uploading the required documents or certifications:
- CPR card (you can upload one from 2014 or later)
- BLS card (you can upload one from 2014 or later)
- NRP card (you can upload one from 2014 or later)
- ACLS card (you can upload one from 2014 or later)
- PALS card (you can upload one from 2014 or later)
Pay with a debit or credit card. You will need your card number, expiration date, 3 digit verification code and the billing address for the card.
You will need to pay a fee. You can pay with a debit or credit card. You will need your card number, expiration date, 3 digit verification code and the billing address for the card.
If you would like to pay by check, please make your check payable to the Florida Board of Nursing.
Keep your nursing license current.
If you don’t renew your license, you won’t be able to work as a nurse in Florida. But don’t worry! You can continue to work as a nurse without having a current license if the following conditions apply:
- You work for yourself or for someone else who does not have employees
- The nursing services are performed at home (except if you’re working in an assisted living facility) and no patients receive care from more than one healthcare professional at the same time. If this happens, then all parties must have current licenses/certifications and meet all state requirements for providing care to patients.
The renewal process is simple and takes just a few minutes. You can renew online or by mail. The fee for renewal is $88 and you need to submit an application packet along with your payment receipt. If you would like more information about how to renew your license, please visit the Department of Health website at http://www.floridahealth.gov/index/renew-licenses/.