When Should you Renew?


  • LPN license renewal is available online June 1 through August 31 in even-numbered years.

  • RN and APRN license renewal is available online May 1 through August 31 in odd-numbered years.

Time to Renew? Here's How and What You Need.


  • Log on to your Nurse Portal Account

  • On the Dashboard (your account homepage) you will see a long red box containing a red triangle above your license information. Click on the blue text that reads "Start your renewal application." 

  • Your renewal application will be displayed for you to complete.

  • You will need a valid credit or debit card for payment. The name on the card does not need to match your name if some one else is paying for your renewal.

  • If you are reporting a name change with this renewal, you will need to upload verifying documents.

Complete your renewal application, pay the required fee, and print or save your receipt in one easy process. 



LPN and RN Continued Competence Criteria 

APRN Continuing Education Criteria

Peer Review Policy




Additional Information

The current fee for renewing prior to the expiration date is $90.00. After August 31st of your renewal year, there will be a $35.00 late fee assessed.  If you continue to practice nursing in Idaho with an expired license, an administrative fine may also be assessed.

The Board accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover credit cards, as well as debit cards. Prepaid gift cards are not accepted

Some fields will be pre-populated based on information from prior licensure applications.  Update incorrect or missing data, including changes to your name and/or address If updating your name, you will need to upload supporting documentation in order to be able to complete the license renewal process. You will be able to save and continue later.

Do not share your Portal login information with others; this is your secure access to your official licensure records at the Idaho Board of Nursing.

If you do not have a computer that can access the Nurse Portal and you live in the Boise area, you can use the customer computer in our office at 280 N 8th St, Suite 210 in downtown Boise and our office staff will gladly help you. If you live out of the Boise area, try the computers available at your local library and call our office for assistance.

You can also obtain assistance with the Nurse Portal or request a paper application if you have no computer access by calling 208-577-2476.