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Licensing & Certification


Multistate Licensure


The Ohio Board of Nursing regulates more than 300,000 licenses and certificates for registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), dialysis technicians (DTs), community health workers (CHWs) and medication aides (MA-Cs).

Our goal is to verify that individuals meet the statutory and regulatory requirements to practice in Ohio. Our system is designed to license and certify qualified applicants as quickly as possible so that they can enter or remain in the workforce.

To apply, please visit the Ohio eLicense Center portal.

A Comprehensive & Efficient System

The Ohio Board of Nursing regulates more 300,000 licenses and certificates including:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)
  • Dialysis Technicians (DTs)
  • Community Health Workers (CHWs)
  • Medication Aides (MA-Cs)
  • Volunteer Nurses
  • Military & Veterans