License Renewal

 

Application to renew your license must be made before your birth date each year in order for your license to remain valid. You bear the total responsibility of insuring that a timely and complete renewal application is submitted. Failure to submit a completed application to renew your license before the expiration date will result in the cancellation of your license.  Reinstatement of a cancelled license requires additional documentation and a reinstatement fee in addition to the regular renewal fee.

The most efficient way to submit your renewal application and payment of fees is through the ONLINE renewal system. There are no additional fees for this service.

License renewal applications are mailed approximately six weeks before the license expiration date.  This renewal notice is sent to your mailing address of record and MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED WITH PAYMENT.  If you do not receive a renewal notice, you may contact the Bureau to confirm your mailing address and have a duplicate notice sent to you.  Failure to receive a renewal form does not exempt you from the renewal requirement.  Do not wait until the last minute to request a duplicate. 

When submitting your renewal application to the Bureau office, you must include responses to all questions, your social security number, your signature and the appropriate fee(s) before the expiration of your license.  Do not send cash through the mail. Returned checks will be subject to a collection fee.

NOTE: If you fail to renew your license before the expiration date, your license WILL be canceled. Renewals postmarked on or after the expiration date must include a  reinstatement fee in addition to the regular renewal fee. The reinstatement fee is required by 67-2614, Idaho Code and cannot be waived. All questions regarding the reinstatement fee must be submitted by letter or e-mail.

 

Continuing Education

Twenty (20) hours of annual continuing education is required to maintain a license to practice as a Nursing Home Administrator in Idaho. 

The recent continuing education audit conducted by the Board revealed requests for CE credit from courses that did not meet the requirements of the continuing education rule. 

Rule 200.01 reads, “In order to be credited toward the educational requirements of the Act, a seminar or course of study must be relevant to nursing home administration as determined by the Board and sponsored by accredited universities or colleges, State or National health related associations, and/or approved by NCERS (National Continuing Education Review Service).”

Several of the courses submitted for credit were clearly not "relevant to nursing home administration as determined by the Board."  Questions about a course's relevance to nursing home administration should be addressed in writing to the Board.  

CE providers may obtain Board approval by submitting a completed Continued Education Approval Form

 

AUDITS

The Board conducts annual audits to insure compliance with the continuing education requirements.  Audits may be initiated anytime after you renew your license.  By signing your renewal application, and answering "Yes" to the question that you have met the continuing education requirements, you are certifying to the Board that you have already obtained proof of having completed the required continuing education. 

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET MET THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, DO NOT SUBMIT A RENEWAL APPLICATION INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE.  Submitting a fraudulent application for licensure is grounds for discipline against your right to practice.

If you are audited, you must submit a listing of all continuing education courses completed during the previous year AND proof of attendance documentation for each course. 

Failure to submit the required documentation may result in Board action against your right to licensure. 

You should review the the Board rules regarding continuing education before signing up for any continuing education offerings.

If you have questions about the CE requirements, you may e-mail the Bureau office at nha@ibol.idaho.gov.

Fees

Click here to find Appropriate Renewal fees.