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Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
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Renewal Frequently Asked Questions

Most Frequently Asked Renewal Questions

Q. When does my license expire?

A: Your Kansas nursing license expires on the last day of the month you were born, in odd or even years based upon which you were born in.

Q: I didn't receive my Notice of Renewal. Can I have another one sent to me?

A: No, we are unable to send another Notice of Renewal.

Q: Can I submit my IOA form with my paper application or after I renew online?

A: No. All CNE must be completed and approved prior to submitting your renewal. Once you receive your approved IOA form you may complete your online or paper renewal application.

Q: Can I bring my application in over the lunch hour?

A. Yes, we do not close during the lunch period.

Q: I want to place my license on Inactive status. How do I do that?

A: You may only place your LMHT, LPN, or RN license on "Inactive" status by submitting a paper "License Renewal Application" completed according to the special instructions for an "Inactive" license. ARNP licenses may not be placed on "Inactive" status.

Q: After renewal, when will I get my license card?

A: As of July 1, 2010 we discontinued printing license cards for license renewals. You may go to "Check Status of Application" to review your expiration date and other aspects of your license.

Q: How long do I have to renew my license after I let it lapse?

A: You may only "Renew" an "Active" license. You may "Reinstate" your license up to five years after you have held an active without having to complete a refresher course.

Q: How can I find out what date my license was reinstated?

A: Submit an "Information Request" form found in the "Forms" section of our website. List specifically what information you need and mail the form to our office. A fee may be applied.

Q: How do I renew my Inactive status?

A: Prior to your expiration date, print the License Renewal Application from the Forms section of our website. Send in completed application with the $10.00 fee. You will NOT receive a license card and you will need to renew your Inactive status again in two years.

Q. How do I renew my Exempt status?

A: Prior to your expiration date, print the License Renewal Application from the Forms section of our website. Send in completed application with the $50.00 fee. You will NOT receive a license card and you will need to renew your Exempt status again in two years.

Q: I received my Notice of Renewal Application for my RN but not my ARNP.

A: Notice of Renewal Applications are only mailed out for LMHT, LPN, & RN licenses. The advance practice licenses will be renewed automatically with the RN license.

Q: Can I still submit a paper application?

A: Paper License Renewal Applications are still accepted in our office.

Q: Since the Notice of Renewal Application does not include the fee, how can I find cost of renewal?

A. Access the KSBN website.

Q: I renewed my license last year and I need a receipt now for my taxes.

A: Your canceled check or credit card statement may serve as a receipt for payment of your renewal.

Q: This is the first time I renewed online. What is my UserID and Password?

A: You must create a UserID and Password. Click Register a Person and follow online instructions.

Q: I have renewed online many times and now I can't get into the system.

A: A new system was implemented in March of 2009. This new system gives you control over your own login information. The PIN number of the past will NOT work for you.

Q: I was trying to renew my license online but the system says I am "not found".

A: Make sure you enter your last name correctly. Also make sure you enter your date of birth and social security number as the examples show. If you continue to be unable to renew your license please contact KSBN at 785-296-4929.

Q: When can I renew my license?

A: Within 90 days prior to expiration date.

Q. I want to renew both my RN and ARNP online but the system only allows me to renew the RN?

A: Your ARNP license is automatically renewed with your RN license.

Q: I was renewing online and got to the screen where it lists my license(s), but it won't let me go any further.

A: On the "Application for License Renewal" screen you must click on the word "Continue" within the profession you are trying to renew.

Q: I was just issued an ARNP license that doesn't expire for another two years. Can I renew my RN online?

A: Because the ARNP is tied in with the RN license you should print out the paper "License Renewal Application" and mail it in to get your RN and ARNP expiration dates in sync with each other.

Q: I wanted to renew online but I got a message that your site is not secure and I should not proceed.

A. Some browsers do not recognize the encrypted security certificate. This is the same site used by all state agencies for various business transactions. You have the option to file a paper renewal.

Q: How do I know if I am required to have CNE for my renewal?

A: If it has been over 30 months since passing the NCLEX or if you were licensed by endorsement/reinstatement and it is more than 9 months prior to the license expiration date, 30 hours of CNE will be required.

Q: I was renewing online but it won't take my payment?

A: Some browsers can not read our java script and therefore can not process your payment. You may renew by using a different browser or completing a paper renewal.

Q: My payment was accepted but my expiration date is unchanged.

A: When you renew online there may be some processing that will take place. Unresolved issues may delay the licensing process. Keep checking your expiration date online.

Q: After renewal, when will I get my license card?

A: As of July 1, 2010 we discontinued printing license cards for license renewals. You may go to "Check Status of Application" to review your expiration date and other aspects of your license.

Q: I meant to renew my license last month but I did not get it completed. How can I renew now since the system won't let me renew online?

A: You must now complete a paper reinstatement application.

Q. Once I Renew online how long do I have to complete my CNE?

A: Your 30 hours of approved CNE must be completed PRIOR to submitting your application.

Q: What is meant by approved CNE?

A: CNE providers approved by any state Board of Nursing or any nationally recognized Nursing organization such as ANCC or AANA or a course approved through the individual offering approval (IOA) process.

 



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