Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT

Starting January 2017, DEA will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration.

At this time, DEA will otherwise retain its current policy and procedures with respect to renewal and reinstatement of registration.
This policy is as follows:



Beginning this year, CHW and DT renewals must be completed ONLINE. It is recommended to use Google Chrome when using the system. Please CLICK HERE for information about CHW and DT renewal.

For questions about registration, renewal, and to obtain your security code, please contact the Ohio Board of Nursing Online System Support at 614-466-3947 and select "option 1". The hours of support are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, except for holidays.

If you need assistance with registration for renewal outside of our normal business hours, please submit an email to nursing.registration@das.ohio.gov and include a brief description of the issue, your first name, last name, telephone number, email address and license number if you have it.


Click Here to Register as a New User (I Have a License)
and to Obtain Your Security Code

Click Here for CHW Renewal - Payment & CE Information

Click Here for DT Renewal - Payment & CE Information



Click Here to Apply

How Do I Change My NAME with the Board?

1. If you are a first time user, then register on the Board’s new portal:

  • Navigate to the new e-License Home Page at https://elicense.ohio.gov.
  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.

2. Log in to your account and click on the link “Manage” found in the License box.

3. Click on the link “Change Name.”

4. Upload one of the certified court records listed below:

  • Marriage Certificate/Abstract
  • Divorce Decree
  • Court Record indicating change of name
  • Documentation from another state/country consistent with the laws of that jurisdiction

5. Press “Submit”. Requests received online are processed in 2-3 business days.

How Do I Change My ADDRESS with the Board?

1. If you are a first time user, then register on the Board’s new portal:

  • Navigate to the new e-License Home Page at https://elicense.ohio.gov
  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.

2. Log in to your account at https://elicense.ohio.gov and

3. Click on the link “Manage” found in the License box.

4. Click on the link “Change Address.”

5. Press “Submit”. Your address change will be automatically applied to your license or certificate.


Click Here to Manage Licenses


If you hold an active RN license in Ohio, your current license is valid through October 31, 2017 due to a change in Ohio law. This information has been updated in the licensure system and is reflected on the online verification site.


The Ohio Board of Nursing will hold a public hearing on Wednesday January 25, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Ohio Board of Nursing Board meeting room, located at 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH, 43215-7410, for the purpose of amending, rescinding, or adopting new or no change rules following the five-year rule review for Ohio Administrative Code Chapters 4723-5, Nursing Education Programs; 4723-7, Examination and Licensure; 4723-13, Delegation of Nursing Tasks; and 4723-27, Medication Administration by Certified Medication Aide. Those rules being considered include 4723-5-01 through 4723-5-06, 4723-5-08 through 4723-5-17, 4723-5-19 through 4723-5-21, and 4723-5-23 through 4723-5-25; 4723-7-01 through 4723-7-10; 4723-13-01 through 4723-13-03, and 4723-13-05 through 4723-13-07; and 4723-27-01 through 4723-27-10. The Board will also consider revisions to rules that have been directed by the Board to be updated or otherwise amended for a number of possible reasons, including recent legislative action or need for technical revision. Those rules being considered include 4723-1-03; 4723-2-03; 4723-8-08; 4723-9-02, 4723-9-06; 4723-9-11; 4723-14-01; and 4723-14-03.

Copies of the proposed rules referenced above may be obtained at the Register of Ohio, http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/jsps/publicdisplayrules/searchAgency.jsp, and at the Board’s website, www.nursing.ohio.gov, or by sending a request to the Board office with a check for $3.95 made payable to the “Treasurer, State of Ohio,” to cover postage cost.

Any person affected by the proposed action may present oral or written testimony. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard at the public hearing. Those persons who wish to provide oral testimony at the hearing are encouraged to inform the Board prior to the hearing date and may be given preference in the order of testimony. Written comments received by the Board before the close of the hearing record will be considered. Written comments in lieu of oral testimony may be submitted by bringing the testimony to the public hearing, submitting via e-mail to rules@nursing.ohio.gov or by mail to be received by the close of hearing to the attention of:

Holly Fischer, General Counsel
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
(614) 995-4934

Click Here to Download Proposed Rules for Public Hearing (large file download)

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