How to Acquire Your Colorado Nursing License – Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

Application $43

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

Timely $87 Renew within a 60 day grace period
Reinstatement $180

Temporary License Processing

Temporary licenses are only issued to nurses who are in the process of receiving a permanent license.

Temporary license processing times are approximately 8 weeks

Completed Online Application Yes
Proof/Verification of Original State License Yes
Verification/Copy of Current License Yes
Online Healthcare Professions Profile Yes
Background Check Yes

Additional Information


  • All licenses expire on September 30th of odd or even numbered years
  • A background check may be required for renewals and/or reinstatement’s due to new eNLC requirements.
  • If your license is more than 2 years expired, you must provide verification of active licensure in another state —>¬†Must also complete and maintain an online healthcare professions profile.
  • View license verification information here.

Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Colorado State Board of Nursing 

1560 Broadway
Suite 1350
Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800

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