Welcome to the Beehive 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.


Utah is a compact state. If you are moving to Utah 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 Utah. General instructions are listed below.

  • Completed paper or online application

  • verification of licensure

    • must include education and exam details

  • Foreign graduates must include CGFNS and CES reports as well as one of the following criteria has been met in the last five years:

    • 960 hours of practice as an RN

    • Graduation from an approved nursing school

    • Complete a nationally recognized refresher course

  • Foreign graduates may also demonstrate that they have practiced for 6,000 hours as a licensed RN

You must renew your license online or by using the paper application. Renewal cost $58 and takes place every two years.

You are required to complete one of the following for continued competency:

  • 400 hours of practice as a licensed RN

  • 200 hours of practice as a licensed RN and 15 hours of continuing education

  • 30 hours of continuing education

All continuing education hours must be Board approved.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

State of Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor

160 East 300 South

Salt Lake City, UT


Phone number: 801.530.6628

Fax number: 801.530.6511

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