License Renewals


Licenses are renewed on a biennial basis - even-numbered years for licensed practical nurses (LPN) and odd-numbered years for professional nurses (RN) and Advanced Practice Professinal Nurses (APPN). Licenses expire on August 31st of the appropriate year. To renew your license, click on the link below and follow the prompts. The current fee for renewing prior to the expiration date is $90.00. Payment for on-line licensure renewal may be made by American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. Please note that the Board of Nursing is paying the convenience fee for the on-line service.   Please note that the Board will begin to transition to paperless licensure beginning with this renewal cycle.  Click on RENEWAL NOTICE for additional information.


For access to the on-line renewal system, please select either:






If you are unable to renew on-line, you can request a paper renewal by contacting the Board of Nursing office at (208) 577-2476, or mail a request to Idaho Board of Nursing, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0061, or send an e-mail to the Board: PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept fees without the accompanying signed renewal form. You may also renew your license on-line.


You may not renew your license on-line if one or more of the following apply to you:

  • Your license has lapsed for more than one year
  • Your primary state (other than Idaho) of residence is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. (See for a list of current states)

{Note: if you are employed by the United States Government (including the Department of Defense), and a license in Idaho is required in order for you to perform your official duties, you may renew on-line.}


Licenses may be renewed on-line three (3) months prior to the expiration date of your current license and up to one (1) year after the expiration date. For any other time period, please contact the Board office to request an application for reinstatement.