Renew Nursing License Florida
If you are a registered nurse (RN), your license to practice nursing in the state of Florida must be renewed every two years. Renewing your license is easy and straightforward, but it’s important that you take the required steps well before the expiration date on your current RN license.
Follow these steps to renew your registered nurse license in Florida.
- Check the renewal deadline: The license expiration date on your RN license is listed in your license document. If you are not sure when your current Florida RN license expires, you can check by visiting the Florida Dept. of Health website and entering the first five digits of your social security number to see which month it expires in.
- Check the renewal fee: You will be required to pay a $70 renewal fee when renewing your registered nurse license in Florida.
- Follow the process: There are two ways to renew an FL RN License–by mail or online through www.myfloridalicense.com/renewal/. Both methods require paying a renewal fee and providing proof of continuing education credits (if applicable) prior to being approved for recertification by DPHHS Office of Vital Records & Health Statistics.
To submit an application via mail, complete form DM-266-1 and send it along with payment for $70 made out to “Florida Department of Health” and a copy of proof from any recent continuing education coursework completed within 12 months before submitting application along with these documents:Photo IDOriginal Social Security Card (for identification)You can also apply online at www.myfloridalicense.com/renewal/. In addition to paying $70 per year plus a convenience fee (credit card only), which varies depending on method selected but averages around 4 percent according to data collected by WalletHub.When applying online you will need:Your photo IDSocial Security Card
Apply for License Renewal
Applying for license renewal is the first step to keeping your nursing career in Florida. To renew your current license, you will need to:
- Apply online here
- Pay fees for your new license (see below)
- Print out your new license after you receive it in the mail from The Florida Board of Nursing
Provide proof of 20 contact hours of continuing education, 2 hours of which must be about laws and rules that relate to the practice of nursing.
Proof of Continuing Education
To renew your license, you must:
- Provide proof of 20 contact hours of continuing education, 2 hours of which must be about laws and rules that relate to the practice of nursing. This can be done in a variety of ways, including having worked as an instructor or taught a class, writing articles for publication and submitting them to the Florida Board of Nursing (BON), or taking continuing education courses at a BON-approved nursing program or conference.
Meet the requirements for your specialty through one or more of the following advanced certifications: CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CCRN, CMCN, CTRN or TNCC.
The following advanced certifications will count toward the renewal process:
CEN (Critical Care Nursing)
CPEN (Pediatric Nursing)
CRRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse)
CCRN (Cardiac Care Registered Nurse)
CMCN (Medical-Surgical Certified Nurse)
CTRN (Certified Trauma Nurse Practitioner) or TNCC
Verify RN licensure in another state if you hold a license elsewhere by completing the Out-of-State Active License Verification Form.
The RN licensure process begins with completion of the online application. You can then verify your RN licensure in another state if you hold a license elsewhere by completing the Out-of-State Active License Verification Form.
If you need help with this process or have other questions, please contact us at (850) 488-6932 or email [email protected].
You may be wondering whether you can renew your license online or by mail. The answer is yes! You can complete this process by submitting an application form and a check for $50 payable to the Florida Board of Nursing. After you submit these documents, you will receive a paper copy of your renewed license within 10 days.