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Alabama Board of Nursing

If you previously held an Alabama LPN or RN license, and your license is presently in a lapsed status, you may apply for the reinstatement of your lapsed license.

An RN license that is reinstated between now and 08/31/2016 will receive an active license with an expiration date of 12/31/2016.

An LPN license that is reinstated between now and 08/31/2017 will receive an active license with an expiration date of 12/31/2017.

Reinstatement of a lapsed license requires:

  • A completed application for reinstatement
  • Payment of the reinstatement fee
  • You must have 24 contact hours to reinstate. All required contact hours may be obtained from the following activities: workshops, seminars, classroom, web casts, internet, intranet, home study, continuing education journals, and pod casts. Contact hours should be no older than 24 months from the date we receive your application. All CE certificates must be mailed or faxed to our office. CE certificates can be sent via facsimile to 334-293-5201, Attn: Javonda Kennedy.
  • Proof of United States Citizenship or Lawful Presence: Alabama immigration law requires that you prove U.S. citizenship or that you are in the United States lawfully. Please complete the appropriate checklist and attach a copy of your document to the checklist and submit to the Board of Nursing as directed on the checklist form. We are required to only capture this information one time for U. S. citizens and non-citizens with a permanent resident card. Others will have to supply information at each license renewal.

    U.S. Citizen Checklist

    Non-U.S. Citizen Checklist

Do not submit any documentation (transcript, CE, or legal documentation) before the application and fee has been submitted.

Please contact Javonda Kennedy at 1-800-656-5318 or 334-293-5200 or by email at with any questions.