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ATTENTION: If you currently hold a valid multistate license in another Compact state, you are not required to obtain an Alabama RN or LPN license to practice nursing in Alabama, unless Alabama is your primary state of residency. However, APRNs holding RN multistate licenses in other Compact states still must apply for approval to engage in advanced practice nursing.

Effective January 1, 2020, applicants who meet the requirements for multistate licensure (ABN Administrative Code § 610-X-4 Licensure) may apply for licensure under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). These licensees will then be allowed to practice in any state that is a party state to the eNLC. A list of states participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact is available at

The license period is two years, based upon the renewal cycle of the license. LPNs and RNs holding multistate licenses renew in odd-numbered years. Thus, a multistate license issued January 1, 2020 will expire on December 31 of each odd year. For example, a Multistate RN license issued on 1/31/2020 will expire on 12/31/2021; (Renewal begins on September 1 each year.)

Attention APRNs holding RN licenses issued by other Compact states: to renew your Alabama APRN approval, you must provide documentation of 6 hours of pharmacology continuing education (CE).

Alabama Board of Nursing
PO Box 303900
Montgomery, AL 36130