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Reinstatement of a Lapsed License

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.


In order to hold and maintain an APRN license, an applicant must also hold and maintain a Connecticut registered nurse license.

In order to reinstate a license that has lapsed due to nonrenewal, an applicant must arrange for thefollowing documents to be submitted directly from the source to the address listed below:

Applications are only accepted online.  In order to submit your reinstatement application online, you will need to know your current user ID and password in DPH's system.  If you do not recall your user ID and password, you can use the recovery options as well as the 'Register' link.  If you use the 'Register' link, please disregard the language under 'PLEASE READ' and select 'NEXT' button at the bottom of the page.  On the next screen, you will need to match your first name, last name and the last 4 digits of your SSN and create a new password and validate your email address.  Please select this link to submit your online application.


A brief written summary of professional activities since graduation from nursing school, to include work history, positions, dates, duties, any lapses in active practice as a nurse, and if not currently practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse, an explanation of your plans for employment and description of how you intend to refresh your nursing skills; 


A letter submitted directly to this office from the appropriate authority verifying your most recent nursing experience including dates and an overall evaluation of your ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety;

Verification of current certification from one of the following national organizations:

The American Nurses' Association;

The National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties;

The National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses;

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists*;

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners;

The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation; or

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses CCNS certification;  

*This office can obtain verification of AANA certification online.  Please provide your certification number in the space provided on the application.


Verification of all licenses held, current or expired forwarded directly from the appropriate authority in any U.S. state, territory or Canadian province in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed as a nurse practitioner.  Most jurisdictions charge a fee for this service.   Please contact the jurisdiction for fee information.


Verification of successful completion of twenty-five (25) contact hours of continuing education within the one (1) year period immediately preceding the application for reinstatement.


Reinstatement applications from APRNs who have been out of the active, clinical practice for longer than three years may be required to complete a period of retraining under the supervision of a Connecticut licensed physician or APRN.  Information will be provided to applicants in this situation upon receipt of an application for reinstatement.


All supporting documentation should be sent directly from the source to:


Connecticut Department of Public Health

APRN Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone:  (860) 509-7603

Fax: (860) 707-1981