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Fees and renewal cycle.

(1) A licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN) must renew his or her license every year on the licensee's birthday.
(2) When applying for a license an applicant for an initial or renewal LPN license or RN license must pay, in addition to the application fee, the University of Washington (UW) health sciences online library access (HEAL-WA) surcharge and the central nursing resource center (nursing center) surcharge, as required in RCW 43.70.110.
(3) An advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) must renew his or her license every two years on the licensee's birthday. An ARNP must also hold a valid RN license and pay all associated fees every year on the licensee's birthday.
(4) A nursing technician must renew his or her registration every year on the practitioner's birthday. The renewal must be accompanied by an attestation as required in RCW 18.79.370 that includes the nursing technician's anticipated graduation date. If the anticipated graduation date is within one year, the registration will expire thirty days after the anticipated graduation date. The expiration date may be extended to sixty days after graduation if the nursing technician can show good cause as defined in WAC 246-840-010(15).
(5) A practitioner who holds more than one credential will be charged separate fees for each credential, in compliance with chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2 and RCW 43.70.110.
(6) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:
Application Fees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
Advanced
Registered Nurse
Practitioner1
Nursing
Technician
Application Fee
99
 
64
 
125
 
25
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
0
 
0
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
0
 
0
 
Total
120
 
85
 
125
 
25
 
1Pays a $125 application fee per specialty license. If not currently a licensed RN, must also pay RN application fees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On Time Renewal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
Advanced
Registered Nurse
Practitioner2
Nursing
Technician
Renewal Fee
99
 
64
 
125
 
25
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
0
 
0
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
0
 
0
 
Total
120
 
85
 
125
 
25
 
2Pays a $125 renewal fee per specialty license once every 2 years. Must also renew RN license every year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Late Renewal - Up to One Year Past the Expiration
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
Advanced
Registered Nurse
Practitioner3
Nursing
Technician
Renewal Fee
99
 
64
 
125
 
25
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
0
 
0
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
0
 
0
 
Late Renewal Penalty
50
 
50
 
50
 
25
 
Total
170
 
135
 
175
 
50
 
3Pays $50 per specialty license in late fees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Late Renewal - One Year or More Expired
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
Advanced
Registered Nurse
Practitioner
 
 
Renewal Fee
99
 
64
 
125
 
 
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
0
 
 
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
0
 
 
 
Late Renewal Penalty
50
 
50
 
50
 
 
 
Expired Licenses Reissuance
70
 
70
 
0
 
 
 
Total
240
 
205
 
175
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retired Active Renewal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
 
 
 
 
Renewal Fee
44
 
44
 
 
 
 
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
 
 
 
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
 
 
 
 
Total
65
 
65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retired Active RenewalLate Renewal - Up to One Year Past the Expiration
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
 
 
 
 
Renewal Fee
44
 
44
 
 
 
 
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
 
 
 
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
 
 
 
 
Late Renewal Penalty
45
 
45
 
 
 
 
 
Total
110
 
110
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retired Active RenewalLate Renewal - One Year or More Expired
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
 
 
 
 
Renewal Fee
44
 
44
 
 
 
 
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
 
 
 
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
 
 
 
 
Late Renewal Penalty
45
 
45
 
 
 
 
 
Expired License Reissuance
70
 
70
 
 
 
 
 
Total
180
 
180
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inactive License Renewal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
Advanced
Registered Nurse
Practitioner
 
 
Renewal Fee
44
 
44
 
40
 
 
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
0
 
 
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
0
 
 
 
Total
65
 
65
 
40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inactive License RenewalLate Renewal - Up to One Year Past the Expiration
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
Advanced
Registered Nurse
Practitioner
 
 
Renewal Fee
44
 
44
 
40
 
 
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
0
 
 
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
0
 
 
 
Late Renewal Penalty
45
 
45
 
40
 
 
 
Total
110
 
110
 
80
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inactive License RenewalLate Renewal - One Year or More Expired
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
Advanced
Registered Nurse
Practitioner
 
 
Renewal Fee
44
 
44
 
40
 
 
 
HEAL-WA Surcharge
16
 
16
 
0
 
 
 
Nursing Center Surcharge
5
 
5
 
0
 
 
 
Late Renewal Penalty
45
 
45
 
40
 
 
 
Expired License Reissuance
40
 
40
 
40
 
 
 
Total
150
 
150
 
120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other fees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registered
Nurse
Licensed
Practical
Nurse
Advanced
Registered Nurse
Practitioner
Nursing
Technician
Duplicate licensee or registration
20
 
20
 
20
 
15
 
Verification of licensure
25
 
25
 
25
 
25
 
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. WSR 17-07-038, § 246-840-990, filed 3/8/17, effective 7/1/17. Statutory Authority: 2013 2nd sp.s. c 4, 2013 c 249 § 219, RCW 18.130.250, and 43.70.250. WSR 13-24-097, § 246-840-990, filed 12/3/13, effective 2/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110 (3)(c) and 43.70.250. WSR 12-19-088, § 246-840-990, filed 9/18/12, effective 11/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, and 2010 c 37. WSR 10-19-071, § 246-840-990, filed 9/16/10, effective 10/15/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 2008 c 329. WSR 08-15-014, § 246-840-990, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.010, 43.70.250, and 2005 c 268. WSR 05-20-107, § 246-840-990, filed 10/5/05, effective 11/5/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. WSR 05-12-012, § 246-840-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapter 18.79 RCW. WSR 04-04-054, § 246-840-990, filed 1/30/04, effective 1/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. WSR 98-05-060, § 246-840-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.79 RCW. WSR 97-23-075, § 246-840-990, filed 11/19/97, effective 1/12/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.200. WSR 95-12-021, § 246-840-990, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95.]
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