Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for a Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (Registered Nurses) are renewed by the department in three groups:

Group 1 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, April 30, 2016

Group 2 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, July 31, 2014

Group 3 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, April 30, 2013

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  1. Completed Renewal application
  2. Required fees (renewal and background screen fees).
  3. Your current primary place of practice address
  4. Login to verify your practitioner profile
  5. Complete the financial responsibility form
  6. Mail current collaborative agreement (protocol) to the Board of Nursing
  7. Licensees who were required to be nationally certified, at the time of original licensure, must submit a copy of their current national certification

Military Exemption

If you are a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty who was in good standing with the board at the time of becoming active and was entitled to practice or engage in the practice of medicine in Florida, you may be eligible to be exempted from renewal requirements for the duration of active duty, and for a period of six months after discharge, but not practicing the profession in the private sector for profit.

If you are the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you may be eligible to be exempted from licensure renewal requirements, but only in cases of absence from the state because your spouses’ duties with the Armed Forces.

Volunteer Health Services Exemption

If you volunteer your services to the medically indigent residents of Florida with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, you may be eligible for a waiver of your biennial renewal fee and some of the continuing education hours (no more than 25%) required for license renewal; however, the continuing education requirements for domestic violence, HIV and AIDS, and medical errors cannot be waived.

Health Care Price Transparency Exemption

If you post a sign with a schedule of your charges, you may be exempt from paying license fees and completing continuing medical education for one biannual renewal period.  Section 381.026(4) Florida Statutes created provisions for exemption from one two-year reporting cycle of continuing medical education credits and license fees for primary care physicians who post a schedule of medical charges.  This waiver does not include the unlicensed activity fee, background check fee or dispensing fee.  Primary care physicians include medical doctors, osteopathic physicians and advanced registered nurse practitioners who provide medical services commonly provided without referral from another health care provider, including family and general practice, general pediatrics and general internal medicine.

Renewal Instructions

  1. Click the “Renew Online” button.
  2. Enter your user name and password.Please note your user ID and password were mailed with your physical license. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please try the alternate login process, located at the bottom of the login screen. If you require further assistance, please contact the MQA Communication Center at 850-488-0595.
  3. Click “Renew License” from the column on the left hand side of the page.

You may RENEW ONLINE if:

  • You do not need to change the status of your license.
  • You have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • Your license status is not ‘Military, Active’.
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates ‘Clear/Active’ or ‘Clear/Inactive’, you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was ‘Delinquent, Active’ or ‘Delinquent, Inactive’ before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to ‘Null and Void’ status after the renewal deadline and you should contact your Board office for instruction.

You must RENEW BY MAIL if:

  • You need to change the status of your license.
  • You need to pay using a cashiers check or money order.
  • You do NOT have a credit card/debit card to complete the transaction.
  • Your license is in ‘Military, Active’ status.
  • You need to request a name change

The process of renewing a license may take two to three weeks. Initiating contact to confirm the receipt of fees or the status of your license prior to this time will not expedite the renewal process.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.

Note: Do not submit certificates of completion of continuing education hours to the Florida Board of Nursing. Please maintain records of attendance for 6 years for auditing purposes.

Name Change

Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please submit a request including your full name as it appears on your license, profession, license number, your new name, your date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number, and your signature. Attach supporting documents, which must be one of the following:

  • a copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
  • a divorce decree showing the name change
  • a court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)

Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document. A social security card is not considered legal documentation.
Please Note: The last four digits of the SSN are requested as required by DOH Policy Number DOHP 385-LS05-12 Name Changes for Existing Licensees, which was established for security purposes due to past instances of fraudulent activity.

For ARNP

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active $154.00*
Inactive to Inactive $109.00
Active to Inactive $109.00
Inactive to Active $229.00*
Active to Retired $55.00
Inactive to Retired $55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active $209.00*
Inactive to Inactive $164.00
Active to Inactive $239.00
Inactive to Active $359.00*
Active to Retired $185.00
Inactive to Retired $185.00

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active $349.00*
Inactive to Inactive $249.00
Active to Inactive $249.00
Inactive to Active $424*.00
Active to Retired $250.00
Inactive to Retired $195.00

For ARNP/RN/CNS:

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active $229.00*
Inactive to Inactive $164.00
Active to Inactive $164.00
Inactive to Active $324.00*
Active to Retired $55.00
Inactive to Retired $55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active $284.00*
Inactive to Inactive $219.00
Active to Inactive $314.00
Inactive to Active $474.00*
Active to Retired $205.00
Inactive to Retired $205.00

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active $499.00*
Inactive to Inactive $359.00
Active to Inactive $359.00
Inactive to Active $594.00*
Active to Retired $325.00
Inactive to Retired $250.00

*If Dispensing add $100.00 dispensing fee.

**Please Note: If you were licensed after 1/1/2013 the Background Screening fee of $24.00 included in the renewal fee will not be assessed.

Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Requirements

All courses can be live or home study. 

Required Subject Area Required Number of Hours Important Information
General Hours 22 Must be approved by a state or national organization empowered to accredit nursing continuing education. Earned CMEs may be applied to satisfy up to 50% of the continuing education requirement.
Medical Error 2 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com
Florida Laws and Rules
(New Requirement in 2015)
Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.comFlorida Laws and Rules will be due beginning with the biennium expiring 2015. The biennium in which the Florida Laws and Rules course is due your general hours will total 20 (licensees expiring in 2014 are not required to complete the Florida laws and rules until their 2016 renewal).
Domestic Violence 2 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. Domestic Violence is required every third biennium and the hours are in addition to the 24 hours required for renewal.
HIV/AIDS 1 Must be board approved. Approved courses are listed at cebroker.com. HIV/AIDS is a one-time requirement prior to the first renewal.

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CE Reporting Information →

Board Rule Approved Providers

  • Florida Board approved courses for Nurses can be found at www.cebroker.com. All offerings shall be at least 60 minutes in length, or 1 contact hour. Increments of 30 minutes will be accepted when the offering extends beyond the one contact hour.
  • Course approved by a state or national organization empowered to accredit nursing continuing education is acceptable

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium

  • Presenting continuing education as a lecturer or an author
  • Serving as an expert witness
  • Board Member serving on a Probable Cause Panel of the Board of Nursing
  • Completion of credit courses in Nursing at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Participants of the volunteer school nurse program or the volunteer health care provider program
  • Continuing education is awarded for ACLS/PALS/NRP certification and instructor courses only. Continuing education is not awarded for recertification or BLS courses.

Florida Statutes

Section 464.013: Renewal of License or Certificate

Florida Administrative Codes

Chapter 649B-5: Continuing Education Requirement

Section 64B9-3.013: Renewal of Licenses