Effective January 27, 2012: Please be advised that the disclosure of your Social Security Number is mandatory
in order to process your application.
Any license or certificate application(s) received at the Maryland Board of Nursing without a Social Security Number (SSN) WILL NOT be processed. Applications without a SSN are incomplete.
The Board is required by federal and Maryland law to collect this information for the following purposes:
- Verification of identity with respect to final adverse actions related to your license or certificate (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7e(b))
- Administration of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., § 10-119.3)
- Identification by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation of new businesses in Maryland (Md. Health Occ. Code Ann., § 1-210)
Primary source verification of certification status is found
in the "Look Up A License" feature of this website. This secure
program is updated daily. Paper licenses are not secure and are only accurate
at the time they are printed. Paper licenses and certificates are easy to forge
and are used by impostors for fraud and identity theft; these are serious
issues that threaten our mission of public protection. In the rare event an
employer will not accept the Look Up A License verification, you may request a paper verification form.
Passport-style Photograph Required
A properly formatted passport-style photo is required
to be submitted with all initial licensure and certification applications. Please click here
for examples of passport-style photos. If you have a digital photo close to the example, you can use this on-line tool to upload and crop your photo
to meet the passport-style standard. (Adobe Flash Player 10 or later required)
NOTE: ANY PHOTO SUBMITTED NOT MEETING THE PASSPORT-STYLE FORMATTING STANDARD WILL DELAY THE PROCESSING OF YOUR INITIAL APPLICATION!
Initial Nursing Assistant Certification
First-time Nursing Assistant applicants may now submit applications for initial certification via the Board's website.
Instructors who need to complete the class list for their students may click here to submit the Class Confirmation list.
Initial Medication Technician Certification
The on-line Initial Medication Technician Initial Certification is a 2-step process where the course instructor must first enter the class information BEFORE the applicant can register an application.