Obtaining Your Colorado Nursing License

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Colorado is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Also participates in the NLC until July 18, 2018

Colorado Board of Nursing

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO  80202
TEL: 303-894-7800
FAX:  303-894-7693

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $43

Temp License Processing

No temporary license available.
Approximately 8 weeks.

Documents Needed Perm
Completed online application Yes
Verification of original state license Yes
Verification of current license Yes
Online Healthcare Professions Profile Yes
Background check Yes

Apply online

Online healthcare professions profile

License Renewal

Processing Fees   Renewal License Processing
Timely $87 Renew within 60 day grace period
Reinstatement $180  

Additional Info

All licenses expire on September 30 of odd or even numbered years.  Background check may be required for renewals/reinstatements due to new eNLC requirements.

Expired more than 2 years – must provide verification of active licensure in another state.
Must complete and maintain an online healthcare professions profile.

Online Renewal
Verify an Colorado license

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address