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


Please Note: The Board  accepts ONLY checks or money orders made out to "Maryland Board of Nursing".  Fees are NOT refundable. 

Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) exam and re-exam $100.00
Initial Advanced Practice RN Certification $50.00
Initial Advanced Practice RN Certification in an additional certification $25.00
Initial Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification $20.00
Initial Medication Technician (MT) certification $20.00
RN and LPN Endorsement $100.00
CNA Endorsement $20.00
RN and LPN Temporary License $40.00
* The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) fee assessed to Active status RNs varies on an annual basis. The current assessment is $18.00 annually. This fee is doubled for qualified Biennial RN renewals. LPNs, CNAs, and MTs do not pay this assessment.

Biennial Medication Technician renewal

Biennial Certified Nursing Assistant renewal

Biennial Active Licensed Practical Nurse renewal 

Biennial Active Registered Nurse renewal
Includes $36 MHCC fee
Biennial Volunteer RN/LPN renewal

Biennial Inactive RN/LPN renewal

Biennial LPN conversion from Inactive to Active 
Biennial RN conversion from Inactive to Active
Includes $36 MHCC fee. 
Biennial Advanced Practice RN renewal 
Includes $36 MHCC fee and $10 for the 1st Advanced Practice certification 
Board recognized certifications are: CRNA, CRNM, APRN-PMH, CRNP-Adult, CRNP-Family, CRNP-Geriatric, CRNP-Neonatal, CRNP-OB/GYN, CRNP-Pediatric, CRNP-School Nurse, CRNP-Acute Care, CRNP-PMH, CRNP-Acute Care Pediatrics

Proof of certification must be submitted with the renewal. CRNM's must send proof of enrollment in the continuing competency assessment program.

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) wishing to renew your certification for CNS are required  to send a copy of your current national certification, with a $10.00 check for the two year renewal, to the Maryland Board of Nursing, attention to Sharon Allen.   Until the Maryland Board of Nursing is able to fund fully online applications, CNS renewal applications must be submitted as a hard copy. We encourage you to continue to use the on-line renewal application feature for your RN.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Biennial Renewal of each additional Advanced Practice Certification

Biennial RN-FNE and RN-WCCM certification renewal
Includes $36 MHCC fee and $10 re-certification fee.
National Certification is not required. Practice requirements are available on the website or by calling the office.
Compact State Advanced Practice RN renewal
Includes $36 MHCC fee and $10 for the 1st Advanced Practice certification.
Returned checks $25.00
Verification of licensure to another state
The Maryland Board no longer verifies directly to other states. You must now apply through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's Nursys program
Advance Practice Verification $25.00
Visa Screen Verification $25.00

Last update: January 15, 2015
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