Obtaining Your Montana Nursing License

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Montana is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Montana Board of Nursing

301 S Park, 4th Floor
Helena, MT  59620-0513
TEL: 406-841-2202
FAX:  406-841-2305

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $200
Background check $27.25

Temp License Processing

No temporary license.  Permanent license issued approximately 10 days or longer upon receipt of required documents.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed online application N/A Yes
Verification of original state license N/A Yes
Verification of licenses held regardless of status N/A Yes
Fingerprint background check N/A 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 $100  
Late $100  

Additional Info

All licenses renew on December 31st of even numbered years.

All RNs must maintain proof of 24 continuing education credits per two year licensing period.

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