LPNs – renew your license by September 15th and save $$$!

LPN Renewal begins July 1, 2022 and continues through October 31, 2022.

 

Article by Stacie Hart, Human Resources

 

 

According to the Ohio Board of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurses could begin renewing their licenses as early as July 1st.  The Board published the following verbiage online, showing the significant cost difference of waiting until September 16th or after.  Don’t wait!  Renew today!

 

LPN Renewal begins July 1, 2022 and continues through October 31, 2022.

LPN license renewal begins July 1, 2022. In May 2022, the Board will begin sending renewal information through eNews and social media, and please check the Board website for up-to-date renewal information.

 

 

Important renewal reminders

• Renew before September 15, 2022 and pay a fee of $65.00 plus the $3.50 state transaction fee.

• Renew September 16- October 31, 2022 and pay a fee of $115 plus the $3.50 transaction fee.

• If you do not renew by October 31, 2022, your license will lapse on November 1, 2022. You will not be authorized to practice as an LPN until you license is reinstate(d).

Renewal will be completed using the Ohio eLicense system, a comprehensive professional regulatory license system used by a variety of state licensing boards, the same system used during the last renewal period.

It is estimated more than 55,000 licenses will be renewed this year. The Board encourages early renewal to prevent processing issues that could lead to delays. Licensees may use a computer in the Board office to renew online on business weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Be prepared

• Don’t wait to renew! Incomplete applications will not be accepted by the online system. Waiting until a deadline and realizing you do not have all the information needed to complete the application may prevent you from renewing.

 

 

Additional Information May Be Required

• If you are asked to provide documentation of citizenship, court documents or other information that may be required as part of your application, please be prepared to upload the documents electronically through the online system.

• If all required documents are not provided electronically, the renewal application is incomplete and will not be processed.

No hardcopies of court documents or other information required as part of your application will be accepted.

 

Continuing Education Renewal Requirements

• You must complete the continuing education (CE) requirements by October 31, 2022, to maintain licensure.

• You are not required to submit documentation of CE when you renew your license, but you must attest on the renewal application that you met or will meet the CE requirement by October 31, 2022. Failure to comply with CE requirements may be grounds for disciplinary action. For more information on CE, please refer to the Continuing Education FAQ document on the Board website.

 

Pay by Credit or Debit

• The State of Ohio charges a $3.50 transaction fee in addition to the application fee.

• Fees must be paid online at the time of renewal using a Mastercard, VISA or Discover credit or debit card.

• Prepaid Mastercard, VISA or Discover cards may be used to pay renewal fees. Reminder, you must have sufficient funds on the prepaid card to cover all associated renewal fees.

• If the fee is not paid when you submit your application, the application will be incomplete and will not be processed.  All fees are non-refundable.

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