Obtaining Your Maine Nursing License

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Maine is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Maine Board of Nursing

161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333
TEL:  207-287-1133
FAX:  207-287-1149

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $75

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.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
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

Apply online

*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.

License Renewal

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

Additional Info

Contact the Maine BON directly to reinstate a lapsed license.  Linda.f.elliot@maine.gov or call 207-287-9946.

Online Renewal
Verify an Maine license

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