Effective January 27, 2012:
Please be advised that the disclosure of your Social Security Number or
Federal Tax Identification Number is mandatory
in order to process your application.
Any license or certificate application(s) received at the Maryland
Board of Nursing without either a Social Security Number (SSN) or
Federal Tax ID Number WILL NOT
be processed. Applications without these numbers are
The Board is required by federal and Maryland law to collect this
information for the following purposes:
understand that if the Board receives your application, but it is
incomplete because there is NO
Social Security Number or Federal Tax ID Number, your application WILL
NOT be processed and WILL BE
returned to you.
of identity with respect to final adverse actions related to your
license or certificate (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7e(b))
of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., §
by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation of new
businesses in Maryland (Md. Health Occ. Code Ann., § 1-210)
Passport-style Photograph Required
A properly formatted passport-style photo is required to be submitted with all initial licensure and certification applications. Please click here for examples of passport-stype photos. If you have digitial photo close to the examples, you can use this on-line tool to upload and crop your photo to meet the passport-style standard. (Adobe Flash Player 10 or later required)
NOTE: ANY PHOTO SUBMITTED NOT MEETING THE PASSPORT-STYLE FORMATTING STANDARD WILL DELAY THE PROCESSING OF YOUR INITIAL APPLICATION!
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Initial Nursing Assistant
First-time Nursing Assistant applicants may now
submit applications for initial certification via the Board's website.
for Initial Nursing Assistant Certification
Instructors who need to complete the class list for their students may click
here to submit the Class Confirmation list.
Registered Nurse / Licensed
Nurses who are licensed in
another state and have never held a Maryland license may apply for
licensure by endorsement. Endorsement applicants must complete a
Background Check before completing the on-line application.
RNs and LPNs graduating from
nursing programs without a clinical component can now apply for an
endorsement license in Maryland - More information
NOTE - If you DO NOT currently
reside in Maryland, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and current mailing address to receive the required Background Check
forms prior to applying on-line. Maryland
residents ONLY may use this form [PDF] to
complete the Background Check.
for Licensure by Endorsement
Initial Medication Technician Certification
The on-line Initial Medication Technician Initial Certification is a 2-step process where the course instructor must first enter the class information BEFORE the applicant can register an application.
Instructors: Submit your Initial Medication Technician classes here
Applicants: Complete your Initial Medication Technician application here
Last update: October 11, 2013
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Martin O'Malley, Governor
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