IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective in 2016, the ABN will no longer issue license cards. Click HERE for more information.
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Alabama Board of Nursing
Online Services

Note: Fees paid to ABN are non-refundable

Use of ABN online services requires: Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.  Visa and Mastercard branded debit cards are also acceptable.

All dates must be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format (i.e. 04/12/2004).

Please read about the requirements for the service before proceeding and once you have successfully completed the application process you will receive a Confirmation number

NOTE: The online applications will not currently work with Firefox.  Please use Internet Explorer or Chrome.  Also, make sure scripting is enabled.

ABN Individual CE Record
Nurses with a permanent license can view, enter, and edit Continuing Education hours that have been earned.

Pay Fees and Fines Online
Nurses can now pay their fees and fines online using a credit card. 

(Note: transaction fee of $3.50 will be applied to pay the fines and fees online.)

Apply for NCLEX Exam
You must wait until you graduate and you must have an Official Transcript sent to us before your application will be processed. If you answer "Yes" to any of the legal background questions, we must have a detailed explanation and all certified records (court, treatment, military, or other boards of nursing). If disclosure has been previously made to the Board, please indicate when. Send to the attention of Robert. In addition to applying to us, you must apply to take the NCLEX examination and may do so 

Licensure by Endorsement Online Application 
If you are or were licensed in another state and wish to acquire an Alabama License you need to apply for licensure by Endorsement.

Endorsement Status Check
Nurses who have applied for Licensure by Endorsement can check their application status here.

Reinstatement of a lapsed license
Click here to reinstate your lapsed RN or LPN license.  This will get RN’s an active license through
12/31/2016 and LPN’s an active license through 12/31/2017. 

Please read the following information before completing the reinstatement application: 

  • Your application will not be processed until you provide copies of your CE certificates and any other necessary documentation.
  • Certificates can be faxed to 334-293-5201 Attn: Javonda
    You need 24 contact hours of continuing education to reinstate a lapse license.  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. CE for reinstatement must be earned within the past 24 months from the date we receive your application.  For further information regarding continuing education please refer to the Continuing Ed section of the Board's website.
  • Please check our License Lookup Application to check the status of your license before returning to work.
  • Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Board’s website, should you have
    further questions.

NOTE: Those nurses returning from Active Military Deployment should not use this reinstatement. 

Verification of Alabama License
Order and pay for verification of your Alabama nursing license.  This is the verification required by other State Boards when you are endorsing into their state.
Submit the request and pay for verification of your AL license.  We will process your request and mail verification of your AL license direct to the Board of Nursing or agency that you request.  If you complete this process, you won’t need to mail in a request, form or fee.  Please allow 3 to 5 days for your verification to be PROCESSED and MAILED.

Duplicate Card
Order a duplicate card.

If you make a name change it will not be processed until we receive appropriate documentation in our office.  You may FAX a copy of marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc. to (334)293-5201 attn: Carol. Duplicate license may take up to 14 days to be received.

For proper identification, please include your license number or Social Security Number on all documents faxed or mailed to us.

Online Subscription Service
Receive automatic updates on license status for nurses employed by your facility. 

Mail Label Download

Download a mailing label file of your specification.