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2016 RN License Renewal Information

Have you confirmed your license renewal?  What is the current status of your license?  Please use the online "Licensure Search" feature to confirm that your renewal has been completed.  Be sure to check the current status and the license expiration date.  If the information does not reflect that your license is "Active" with an expiration date of January 31, 2018 then your renewal has not been completed.  Licensees who have not submitted a renewal application by January 31, 2016 will have the opportunity to renew their license during the late renewal period which ends February 29, 2016.  Please click here for more information regarding license renewal statuses and the late renewal period.

New CE Tracking System 

The Georgia Board of Nursing began using CE Broker to track & verify your compliance on August 3, 2015.  Please create your free account with CE Broker and learn how to report completion of one of the required continuing competency options.  

Remember, do not forward your CE documentation to the Board.  All documentation should be sent to CE Broker.  The Board will now review your records in CE Broker electronically when conducting renewal audits. 

With CE Broker it's easy to report completion of one of the continuing competency options yourself, plus many educational providers will actually reports hours for you as you complete continuing education activities.

Click hereto learn how to create your account and begin submitting your continuing competency documentation.

Continuing Competency Requirements

Are you a registered nurse whose license expires January 31, 2016?  Have you completed one of the required continuing competency options required by Georgia law?  Detailed information regarding the continuing competency requirements for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses is available here.

If you have reviewed the continuing competency requirements and still have questions take time to review the frequently asked questions available here.

Application Fee Changes

At its September 2015 meeting, the Georgia Board of Nursing reviewed application fees for registered and licensed practical nurses.  As part of the Board’s continued efforts to merge the processes of the Georgia Board of Nursing and the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses, the Board voted to increase application fees for three application types.  The fee increase becomes effective February 15, 2016.  Click here for more information.

Licensure Verification through

At its November 18-20, 2015 meeting, the Georgia Board of Nursing voted to utilize for licensure verification purposes. is a national database for verification of nurse licensure, discipline and practice privileges hosted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and used by fifty (50) boards of nursing across the United States and its territories.  For more information, click here.  The Nursys licensure and disciplinary database is the repository of the data provided directly from the Georgia Board of Nursing and is primary source equivalent.  This service will be available to Georgia licensees on December 30, 2015.


E-Notify is now available in Georgia!  Nursys E-Notify is a free and innovative nurse licensure notification system that allows you to receive real-time email notifications about nurses that you employ.  The system provides publicly available discipline data directly to you automatically as the data is entered into the Nursys database without you needing to proactively seek the information.  Click here for more information!


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