Arizona Nursing License Renewal

Arizona Nursing License RenewalRegistered and Practical Nurses

For more information about Arizona Nursing License Renewal.  In Arizona any licensed registered or practical nurse must submit an Application for Renewal of License every 4 years on or before April 1st for $160 or before May 1st for $210.  There is a late fee of $50 assessed for each month the license has lapsed with a cap of $200.  If the licensed nurse fails to renew the license by August 1st, the license expires.

In addition to the Application for Renewal the registered or practical nurse must also submit a verified statement that declares whether the nurse has been convicted of a felony along with the date of absolute discharge from the sentence.

Once the Arizona Board of Nursing has received and approved the Application for Renewal the nurse will receive an active renewal license that will be effective for the following four calendar years.

Nursing Assistant

A nursing assistant in Arizona must renew their certification every two years by the last day of their birth month.  The fee to renew is $25 and a late fee of $25 is assessed for every year that the license has expired with a cap of $100.

In addition to the Application for Renewal of a Nursing Assistant Certificate the nurse must also submit a verified statement that declares whether the nurse has been convicted of a felony along with the date of absolute discharge from the sentence.  Once the Application has been approved the Nursing Assistant will be recertified for two years from the last day of their birth month.

Inactive List

A licensed nurse in good standing may request to be placed on an inactive list.  While on the inactive list a nurse may not practice and does not need to pay renewal fees.  If an inactive nurse wishes to resume practicing they must submit a renewal application with the correct fees and a verified statement regarding felony convictions.  Assuming the nurse is approved by the Board; they may begin practicing again.

If you have a question about Arizona Nursing License Renewal regulations contact Chelle Law.