The Colorado Board of Nursing does not require nurses (RN, LPN, ARPN) to take any continuing education units in order to maintain their Colorado nursing license (though some employers may have requirements). APRNs must maintain national certification.
Colorado is a nursing compact state, which allows nurses to hold multi-state licenses.
Steps to renew your Colorado nursing license
- Verify the status of your license
Visit the Verification page in order to confirm your license. Colorado RN and APRN licenses expire on September 30 of every year and depend on the issue date.
- Go to the Colorado Board of Nursing site to enter your renewal application
Visit the Colorado Renewal Information page for more specifics. Colorado is a compact state. If your Primary State of Residency is in another compact state do not apply for licensure in Colorado unless you are declaring Colorado as your Primary State of Residency.
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