Welcome to the Pine Tree state!

Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of it's citizens. However, the requirements for some health care professions are not the same in each state. That is why it is important to find out what is required of you as a future or current registered nurse before moving across state lines. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.


Maine is a compact state. If you are moving to Maine or claiming it as your primary state of residence, you will need to apply for application by endorsement in order to use your license in Maine. General instructions are listed below.

  • Complete, notarized application and $75 application fee

  • 2x2 passport style photo, no more than two years old

  • Verification of licensure from any US state or territory or any country you may have been originaly licensed in. You may use if your state participates in Nursys or you may use the Maine Verification Form.

  • Proof of passing NCLEX scores

  • Transcript from an RN program (if applicable)

  • US Social Security Number

Click here to see the Maine Licensure by Endorsement page.

Your initial Maine license will be valid for at least one year.

Subsequent renewals take place every two years. You may renew online for $75.

Licensing FAQ

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Continuing Competency

There are no Continuing Education requirements for the state of Maine.

Foreign educated nurses must provide an original source transcript only upon request after review of the application.

Contact the Board for criminal background check information.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

Web address:


Maine State Board of Nursing

161 Capitol St.

Augusta, Maine , 04333-0158

Phone: (207) 287-1133

Fax: (207) 287-1149

Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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