License Requirements

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


In order to be eligible for advanced practice registered nurse licensure, an individual must meet the following requirements:

Hold a current Connecticut registered nurse license;


Hold and maintain current certification as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthetist from one of the following national organizations:


American Nurses Credentialing Center;


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


Pediatric Nursing Certification Board;


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists;


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners;

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation; or

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses;  

Have successfully completed thirty (30) hours of education in pharmacology for advanced nursing practice;  

Hold a graduate degree in nursing or in a related field recognized for certification as either a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, or a nurse anesthetist by one of the foregoing certifying bodies


On or before December 31, 2004, completed an advanced nurse practitioner program that a national certifying body recognized for certification as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthetist, and at the time of application, holds a current license as an advanced practice registered nurse in another state that requires a master's degree in nursing or a related field for such licensure

Documentation Requirements

Individuals must arrange for the submission of the following documents to be sent directly from the source address listed below: 

Official verification of current certification by one of the above-mentioned national certifying agencies (This office can obtain verification of AANA certification online.  Please provide your certification number in the space provided on the application);


Official transcript of a master's degree in nursing sent directly from the educational institution to this office.

Verification of all licenses held, current or expired, from each state in which the applicant is or was licensed as nurse practitioner.  Please select this link for the required form.

A completed application and fee in the amount of $200.00.  Applications are only being accepted online.  Please select this link Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window to apply online.  If you hold a current CT RN license and do not recall your user ID and password to login to the system, please send an email to and request it.  Please confirm your date of birth in your request.


All supporting documents should be forwarded 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