Find Your Nursing Licensure Guide

Maine, ME

eNLC: Yes
Walk-Through: No
Temp License: No
Nursys: Yes
P: (207) 287-1133



Endorsement Application: $75.00


Permanent License

2-3 weeks (with fingerprints completed outside of Maine). 1-2 weeks (with fingerprints conducted in Maine).


  • Renewal cadence: When you are issued your first nursing license (depending on your birthdate) your license will be active for at least one year and no more than two years. After you renew your license for the first time, you will renew your license every two years on or before your birthday.
  • Renewal fee: $75
  • Required contact hours: None
  • Online renewal is mandatory.

Important Things to Know

Licensure by Endorsement


Permanent License

  1. Submit an application online and pay the fee
  2. Upload a current picture (not a copy of a driver’s license, ID, or passport)
  3. Upload a signature page that is manually signed (electronic signatures are not accepted).
  4. Send in supporting documentation. All “yes” responses to questions in the disciplinary section of the application require a signed explanation (and court documents for any incidents that occurred less than 10 years ago). Send documentation to the Maine State Board of Nursing 158 SHS Augusta ME 04333; or to