Renew Your License

If you want to renew an Arizona License, please go here:


Nurse Portal

 

For more information about renewing a license, please see the content below.

RN / LPN / APRN Renewal

RN/LPN Renewal of licensure is when you hold an Arizona license and apply to renew the license every 4 years.

What You Need to Know

  • Nurses previously licensed in AZ must reapply by renewal, not by endorsement.
  • ARIZONA IS A COMPACT STATE. If your Primary State of Residency is in another Compact State do not apply for licensure in Arizona unless you are declaring Arizona as your Primary State of Residency. Primary Stateof Residency is defined as where you vote, pay taxes and hold a driver’s license. For the list of compact states go to www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm

Renewal Requirements

Renewal applicants must meet one of the following practice requirements:

  1. Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years OR
  2. Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within past 5 years OR
  3. Completed an Arizona Board approved refresher course in the past 5 years OR
  4. Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years (i.e. LPN to RN, RN to BSN, masters, or doctorate).

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Renewal Requirements

APRNs are required to submit a separate application from their RN application to renew their APRN certificate. If you have an Arizona RN license, you must renew the RN first, then a link will appear to renew your Arizona APRN certificate.

APRN Renewal applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years
  2. Hold an active Arizona RN OR current RN license with multistate privileges in another compact state.
  3. Hold active national certification. (Your certification will expire when your RN license expires)
  4. APRNs who hold an active DEA license, MUST have completed a minimum of three hours of opioid-related, substance use disorder-related or addiction-related continuing education (as required by Arizona Revised Statute 32-3248.02)

Inactive/Retired/Lapsed/Expired Licenses

 

Questions About the Application Process

Many questions about the application process can be answered by visiting the RN / LPN / APRN Renewal FAQs.

CMA Renewal

Certified Medication Assistants (CMAs) are required to renew nursing medication certification every 2 years by the last day of the birth month.

Renewal Requirements

  • Applicants must have worked, doing medication assistant duties, for a minimum of 160 hours within the past 2 years.
  • Applicants must hold a current licensed nursing assistant license.

Questions About the Application Process

Many questions about the application process can be answered by visiting the CMA/CNA/LNA Renewal FAQs.

CNA Renewal

CNA Renewal of your certificate is when you hold an AZ certificate and apply to renew the certificate every 2 years.

Questions About the Application Process

Many questions about the application process can be answered by visiting the CMA/CNA/LNA Renewal FAQs.