Alabama Board of Nursing License Renewal: 3 Steps

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Written by Marie Hasty, BSN, RN Content Writer, IntelyCare
A nurse works on her Alabama Board of Nursing license renewal.

The Camellia State is steeped in heritage and history. If you’re a fan of college football, southern hospitality, and Gulf Coast beaches, Alabama is a great place for you. And with a population of more than 5 million people who need healthcare, it’s a great place for nurses, too.

Whether you’re a transplant or a native Alabamian, you’ll need to keep track of your nursing license to be able to practice. Every state’s license renewal process is a little different. If you’re a CNA, LPN, RN, or APN with an Alabama Board of Nursing license renewal approaching, check out these quick facts and the step-by-step process for renewal.

Alabama Nursing Facts

Is Alabama part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)?

Yes, Alabama is a compact state.

How much do nurses in Alabama earn?

How can I contact the Alabama Board of Nursing?

Email the board at

Alabama Board of Nursing Phone Number: 800-656-5318, 334-293-5200


Alabama Board of Nursing Physical Address:
RSA Plaza
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250
Montgomery, AL 36104

Alabama Board of Nursing Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130-3900

Alabama Board of Nursing License Renewal: 3 Steps

Follow the steps below to renew your nursing license in Alabama. LPNs, RN, and APN renewals will go through the Alabama Board of Nursing. CNAs in Alabama are listed on a registry with the public health department, and there is no renewal process. If you need an Alabama LPN or RN license by endorsement, fill out the endorsement online application.

Step 1: Determine Your Renewal Deadline

For LPNs, RNs, and APNs, license renewal begins on September 1 at 8:00am, and ends December 31 at 4:30pm. You will not be able to renew after the deadline, and you won’t be able to practice without renewing. For more information about the process, go to the Alabama Board of Nursing license renewal login page. See the yearly renewal schedule for your group below:

  • RNs with single-state licenses: renew in even-numbered years
  • Multi-state RNs with Alabama licenses: renew in odd-numbered years
  • LPNs: renew in odd-numbered years

CNAs in Alabama are listed on the Certified Nurse Aide Registry. There is no renewal process for CNAs, but to keep your name on the registry, you’ll need to keep your certification active by working in a hospital, hospice, home health agency, or nursing home.

Step 2: Complete Your Continuing Education Requirements

LPNs, RN, and APNs need to complete 24 hours of continuing competency to renew. For APNs, six of these hours must be focused on pharmacology. Track your credits in the My Profile section on the ABN website. If this is your first Alabama nursing license renewal, you’ll also need to complete mandatory coursework, which you’ll find in your profile.

Each year, some nurses are selected for a continuing education audit. If you are audited, you won’t be able to renew until it’s complete. Renew early and keep a record of your contact hours to ensure you keep your license and can continue practicing.

If you need continuing education for your Alabama RN license renewal requirements, check out IntelyEdu. Our courses are developed by industry experts, and accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Step 3: File Your Alabama Nursing License Renewal Online

LPNs, RNs, and APNs can renew their Alabama nursing license online through the renewal login page. You’ll need to complete the renewal forms and pay a fee depending on your license. See the renewal fees below:

  • RNs and LPNs with single-state licenses: $100
  • Multistate RNs: $200
  • APNs: $75

Additionally, there is an electronic processing fee of $3.50, and if you have any other outstanding fees to the board, you won’t be able to renew until you pay them. Once you renew, you’ll be able to track your renewal through your online account.

Great Areas in Alabama for Nursing Jobs

Whether you’re a CNA, LPN, RN, or APN, Alabama has great nursing jobs for you. Check out opportunities in one of these cities:

Find Nursing Jobs in Alabama

Once you’re finished with your Alabama Board of Nursing license renewal, you’re ready to start looking for new nursing opportunities in the Yellowhammer State. IntelyCare has jobs in your specialty and area. To see a list of jobs, visit our Alabama nursing jobs page, and use the menu to tailor the list to your needs.