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Attention: Due to the state of emergency, Governor Baker and Commissioner Bharel have issued the following orders that may affect your licensing:

Please pay special attention to the following options depending on the status of your license.

If your license is current, or was due to expire on or after March 10, 2020, you may take one of the following two actions:
  1. Do nothing now, and come back to renew later. Your license expiration date will be extended until 90 days after the termination of the State of Emergency.
  2. Log on and renew your license as normal. Any applicable late fee will be waived.
If your license expired prior to March 10, 2020 and you are still within the window for late renewal, you may take one of the following two actions:
  1. Submit a paper renewal application for the COVID-19 State of Emergency only. This renewal has no fee and you will not need to meet renewal requirements. The renewal will expire 90 days after the termination of the State of Emergency. To take this action, click here.
  2. Log on and complete a late renewal. The late fee will be waived. You will still be required to pay the regular license renewal fee and meet licensure renewal continuing education requirements. This renewed license will expire in ordinary course.
If your license expired prior to March 10, 2020 and you are not within the window for late renewal, you may take one of the following two actions: (This section does not apply to Nursing licenses)
  1. Submit a reactivation application for the COVID-19 State of Emergency only. This reactivation has no fee and you will not need to meet reactivation requirements. The reactivation will expire 90 days after the termination of the State of Emergency. To take this action, click here.
  2. Submit a routine reactivation application. You will still be required to pay the regular license renewal fee but any required back-cycle fees and late fees will be waived. All other requirements must be met. This reactivated license will expire in ordinary course. To take this action, click here.
FOR APPLICANTS SEEKING TEMPORARY LICENSURE:

If you are licensed in another state, are in good standing, and seek to practice in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 State of Emergency for the Board of Registration in Nursing, Board of Registration of Physician Assistants, or the Board of Respiratory Care:
  1. Create an account and complete the online application. The temporary license will be valid ONLY during the State of Emergency.
  2. All fees are waived for TEMPORARY licenses.
  3. If you are seeking temporary licensure from any other Board, please refer to the individual Board’s website for guidance.
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