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Maryland Board of Nursing 
Mary Kay Goetter, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director
Nancy D. Adams, MBA, RN, President

On-Line License & Certification Renewal

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 incomplete.

The Board is required by federal and Maryland law to collect this information for the following purposes:
  • Verification of identity with respect to final adverse actions related to your license or certificate (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7e(b))
  • Administration of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., 10-119.3)
  • Identification by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation of new businesses in Maryland (Md. Health Occ. Code Ann., 1-210)
Please 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.

 What's Needed || Who's Eligible || Instructions for On-line Renewal
Medication Technician Clinical Update & Renewal || E-mail Us


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You will need:

  • your name as it appears in the Board's database
  • your nursing license number, nursing assistant certification number, or medication technician certification number
  • your Social Security Number (SSN)
  • a valid e-mail address
  • a MasterCard or Visa credit card/debit card.

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arrow bullet Who is not eligible to renew on-line?

The following individuals CAN NOT renew on-line:

  • Anyone who has has not renewed his license within 1 year or longer since the last renewal
  • Anyone with a felony, misdemeanor, or discipline against a license since last renewal
  • Any license type beginning with 'AC'. This license type belongs to Advanced Practice nurses with a RN license residing in a Compact State
  • Anyone in the Board's database without a SSN 

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arrow bullet   Instructions for completing your on-line renewal

arrow bullet RN/LPN On-line Renewal Instructions

arrow bullet Advanced Practice RN Instructions for Renewal 

arrow bullet Nursing Assistant On-line Renewal Instructions

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arrow bullet Medication Technician Clinical Update & Renewal


CLINICAL UPDATE: Nurse instructors were issued instructions for the MARS process some time ago. Those instructions said to look for Medication Technician Clinical Update on our web site. You can get to the Clinical Update by clicking here

RENEWAL: Click here to Renew your Medication Technician Certification

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Please e-mail us anytime at in the event you have any problems or questions. Please provide your license number, full name, and date of birth to assist us in answering your inquiry. Please be a detailed as possible in your message. Feel free to send us feedback or comments about the on-line renewal process. The Maryland Board of Nursing is dedicated to improving customer service.

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Last update: July 03, 2013
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