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2016 is Renewal Year for LPNs - Don't wait to Get Your CE's
Important Message from The Ohio Board of Nursing
ALERT: NEW END DATE FOR NURSE LICENSE RENEWAL
STARTING IN 2016
The Board successfully sought a statutory amendment to change the ending date of licensure renewal for nurses in order to obtain the new Ohio eLicense system that the state is implementing for various professional licensing boards in 2016. HB 188 was passed and signed by the Governor, changing the ending date of renewals from August 31 to October 31.
By moving this end date, the Board will be able to accommodate the state’s implementation timeline for the new system and provide LPNs an extended time period of four months to renew their license (July 1 to October 31). The Board avoided another year on the outdated system by upgrading to the new state eLicense system as soon as possible.
The following begins this year and continues for all nurse license renewals for future years. In 2016, only LPNs are renewing. (For 2017 these changes impact RN, COA, and CTP renewals.)
- To avoid the late processing fee, the online renewal application is due no later than September 15 of your renewal year.
To avoid a lapsed license or certificate, the online application for renewal is due no later than October 31 of your renewal year. Nursing licenses and certificates will lapse November 1 of your renewal year, if you do not renew or request to place the license or certificate on inactive status.
For LPNs, the expiration date of August 31, 2016 will be changed to October 31, 2016 on the Ohio eLicense Center. A similar change will be made next year for RNs, COAs, and CTPs. LPNs will continue to renew in even numbered years and RNs, COAs and CTPs in odd numbered years.
There are no changes to the continuing education (CE) requirements. As applicable, you need to complete the CE requirements no later than October 31 of your renewal year.
The Board has received assurances that the new system, eLicense 3.0, will accommodate the large volume of renewals and avoid the disruptions and challenges previously encountered by nurses and Board staff. In 2015 the Nursing Board renewed over 190,000 licenses and certificates during a four-month period. That is in addition to the work performed by licensure staff, who in the same time period processed approximately 15,000 applications for new graduates seeking initial licensure. We are by far the highest volume professional licensing board in Ohio and one of the largest in the nation.
The Board continues to be committed to providing the best customer service possible for licensees and the public, and will distribute information and details about these changes in Momentum, on the Board website, and through social media. On the Board website - click on “Subscribe to eNews, Facebook, and Twitter” to sign up to receive Board updates.
Ohio Board of Nursing - Meeting Update
All meetings convened by the Board, including the Board Retreat, are open meetings and the public is welcome to attend. For further information on meeting dates for 2016, we encourage you to check the Board's website under "Board Meeting Schedule" at
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