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Alaska Board of Nursing

Due to multiple recent vacancies on staff and increased COVID-related workloads, we are currently unable to return calls and emails within our normal processing times. Our primary focus is on reviewing and issuing licenses at the moment. If you have applied for licensure, please check the online portal ( MY LICENSE) for real-time updates on the progress of your application. Answers to most other questions can be located using the links on the right hand side of the page. Thank you for your patience while we attend to these priorities, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Licensing Period Extended:

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and an increase in licensing volume, the Board of Nursing has extended the regular RN and APRN licensing period through February 28, 2021. Please submit your renewal application as soon as possible to allow ample time for processing. You may check your license expiration date by using the online License Search function.

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Registered Nurse & Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Reminder that RN and APRN renewals for licensure in Alaska will end on February 28, 2021. Do not wait until after 2/28/2021 – failure to renew prior to this date will require reinstatement of your license.

It is illegal to work as an RN or ARPN after 2/28/2021 if your license has not been renewed.

For useful information and tips on successful renewals, please click HERE.

It is Time to Renew Your License!

Click Here to Renew Online

Valid License Numbers Contain Either:

6 numbers
4 letters + at least 1 number

If you have an alpha-numeric license number, you must enter all of the characters in order to renew online. EXAMPLE: ABCD1234

MY LICENSE Online Renewal

Please use our convenient MY LICENSE online renewal application. In most cases your license will be renewed immediately. Due to a heavy volume of renewal activities, processing time for renewal applications received by mail may take up to 4-6 weeks.

If you have not registered, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the MY LICENSE customer home page at: ProfessionalLicense.Alaska.Gov/MYLICENSE
  2. If you have an existing myAlaska account, enter your account information. If not, please create an account. You will be redirected to the MY LICENSE customer home page.
  3. Under Access an Existing License, enter your license number and Web Authorization Code, if one has been provided. This information is on your renewal notice.
  4. To renew your license, simply select the license you wish to renew from the Professional Licensing section.

Emergency Regulations: Emergency Courtesy License

On November 4, 2020, the Board of Nursing adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in 12 AAC 44.318, dealing with emergency courtesy license. The emergency regulation took effect on November 10, 2020, and will expire March 9, 2021 unless made permanent. The Board intends to make the emergency regulation permanent. Please click HERE to see the filed emergency regulation version.

Emergency Regulations: License Renewal Extension

On November 4, 2020, the Board of Nursing adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in 12 AAC 44.315, dealing with license renewal date extension. The emergency regulation took effect on November 12, 2020, and will expire March 11, 2021 unless made permanent. The Board intends to make the emergency regulation permanent. Please click HERE to see the filed emergency regulation version.

LPN Reinstatement:

LPN license renewals ended on September 30, 2020. If you did not renew, you are now required to reinstate your LPN license. If you submit your reinstatement application on or before November 30, 2020 there is no late fee penalty. Reinstatement applications submitted on or after December 1, 2020 are subject to an additional $100.00 late fee. Finger print card and fingerprinting fee are not required until your license has been lapsed for over a year (October 1, 2021).

Application for Reinstatement of Nursing License
#08-4067, Revised 04/03/19

2020 RN/LPN License Renewal Requirements:

On May 6 the Alaska State Board of Nursing per authority of SB241 Sec. 6 (b)(2) decreased the 2020 license renewal requirement to provide 30 hours of continuing education to 15 hours of continuing education for both licensed practical nurses and registered nurses. The Board also waived the professional activity hours under audit requirements of 12 AAC 44.610.- 12 AAC 44.620. for the September 30, 2020 and November 30, 2020, license renewal.

For guidance on this topic visit the CBPL COVID-19 Information Page.

WARNING: Callers Posing as Law Enforcement

The State of Alaska DCCED Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing is warning the public and professional licensees about criminals posing as Professional Board investigators or other law enforcement personnel as part as an scheme to defraud professional licensees. The licensees targeted in this scheme are those who hold a healthcare license and a DEA registration.

The criminals will call the victims (who in most cases are professional licensees in the State of Alaska), and advise them that their professional license is suspended because they are suspected of drug trafficking on the Texas-Mexico Border or some other location. They will further inform the licensee’s that they are the main suspect of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) drug trafficking investigation. The licensee’s professional license number and DEA registration number will be verified by the criminal asking the victim a series of questions. Impersonators will generally threaten the victim with arrest and to serve time in jail if they do not cooperate with the “investigation” and agree to pay a fine or bond.

The State of Alaska DCCED/CBPL Investigations unit will never call a member of the public or a licensee demanding money. Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be a State of Alaska Professional Licensing Board Investigator or other law enforcement official seeking money should refuse the demand and report the contact to the FBI, DEA, their local law enforcement agency or contact the Division Investigations Unit at 907-269-8124 or email

Alaska Board of Nursing Mission:

The mission of the Alaska Board of Nursing is to actively promote and protect the health of the citizens of Alaska through the safe and effective practice of nursing as defined by law.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of Nursing and the work of Nurse Aides in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws.

The Board meets four times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting.

We encourage you to review and use the various options presented on this website.

Board of Nursing Discipline Database:

The Board of Nursing Disciplinary Actions are now available to view online!

Board of Nursing Advisory Opinions:

The Board of Nursing Advisory Opinions are now available to view online!

Board of Nursing Listserv:

Subscribe to the Alaska Board of Nursing electronic mailing list and receive:

  • meeting agendas
  • meeting minutes
  • position statements
  • notice of regulation changes

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