Maine is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state
Maine Board of Nursing
161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
License by Endorsement
Temp License Processing
Approximately 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 90 days.
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.
|Completed application – (Notarized if paper app)||Yes||Yes|
|2X2 Photo signed & dated on the back (no more than 2 years old)||Yes||Yes|
|Verification of original state license||No||Yes|
|Verification current active state license||Yes||Yes|
|Background check (if declaring Maine as primary residence)||Yes||Yes|
*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license. Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.
|Processing Fees||Renewal License Processing|
|Timely||$75||Within 3 business days – apply online|
|Reinstatement||$10 in addition to renewal fee||Provide written explanation of failure to renew by birthday|
Contact the Maine BON directly to reinstate a lapsed license. Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-287-9946.
Verify an Maine license
NOTE: Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address