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 Professional Nurses (APRN). Licenses expire on August 31st of the appropriate year. The current fee for renewing prior to the expiration date is $90.00. After August 31st of the appropriate year, there will be a late fee assessed. If you have continued to practice nursing in Idaho with an expired license, an administrative fine may be assessed. After August 31st of the appropriate year, you will need to contact the Board office at (208) 577-2476 prior to renewing a license.


If you are unable to renew online, for paper renewal contact 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: Fees are not accepted without the accompanying signed renewal form.


You may not renew your license online 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. Exception:  APRN with valid RN Compact license may renew online. (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 online during the normal renewal period.


Licenses may be renewed online three (3) months prior to the expiration date of your current license. For any other time period, please contact the Board office to request a paper application.