Vermont State Board of Nursing follows a biennial renewal schedule for NCLEX licensed nurses, and the renewal period is every odd year.
Since 2013 is an odd year, all nurses licensed in Vermont must renew it on or before March 31, 2013 to avoid penalties. Renewal period usually starts at mid-February, and Vermont will send notices to licensed nurses at that time.
Now how do you renew your Vermont Nurse License? Here are the steps:
Online Renewal of Vermont NCLEX License
Go to https://secure.vtprofessionals.org/ and login using the username and password Vermont Board of Nursing gave you in the renewal notice.On the left navigation, click the link Create/Resume a Renewal and then select the license you would like to renew. Answer some questions and pay the renewal fee of $95.
If your license is already expired, you cannot renew it online but must go the paper application instead.
Paper Application for Vermont NCLEX License Renewal
1. Download and print the renewal application from Vermont board of nursing website. The RN renewal application is not yet available and will be posted on February 22, 2013.
2. Completely fill up the application, attach the renewal fee of $95 in bank draft or money order in US currency withdrawable in US banks, payable to ‘Office of the Secretary of State.’ Send it to:
Vermont Secretary of State
Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Building, North FL 2
Montpelier VT 05620-3402
If the completed renewal, along with all supporting documentation, is not received by the expiration date you will be required to pay a late renewal penalty. The penalty is $25.00 for renewals submitted less than 30 days late. Thereafter, the penalty increases by $5.00 for every additional month or fraction
of a month, not to exceed $100.00.
Additional info on Vermont NCLEX Renewal
- Starting March 2015 renewal cycle, all Vermont nurses must have US SSN to renew. No exceptions.
- You must have practiced nursing in the last 5 years to renew if you graduated from nursing program more than 5 years.
- If you are not in the US and there’s no way you can practice nursing in Vermont, there’s an option to put it in Inactive status instead of renewing your license every time. I’ll make a separate post about it, so keep it here.
That’s it. If you have further questions on Vermont NCLEX Renewal, just make a comment below.