‘Internet Renewal for RNs and APRNs available April 14th - June 30th’
(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) Health Professional Licensing Administration (HPLA) announced today that they will offer an online renewal option to RN licensees licensed in the District of Columbia beginning April 14 and ending June 30.
To access MyLicense program, customers will need Internet access, a PIN number provided by HPLA, and a credit card to pay the licensure fees. PIN numbers will be mailed to all nurses practicing in the District. The PIN number will permit individual nurses to enter the user-friendly MyLicense renewal program via the department’s website: https://hpla.doh.dc.gov/mylicense/.
In order to assure the authenticity of the license and the licensees, photos will be placed on all licenses. Each applicant will be required to submit two (2) 2”x2” (passport size) photos with the licensee’s name and social security number or license number on the back.
The MyLicense renewal program will:
- Ensure that registered nurses have active licenses, thereby avoiding staffing shortages and reducing the number of disciplinary actions HPLA must take against professionals who practice with expired licenses
- Reduce, or eliminate, the time healthcare facilities spend verifying the renewal of licenses and
- Provide a critical service to nurses by allowing them to renew over the Internet
“We are excited about the MyLicense Renewal program,” said Herb Tillery, Director, Department of Health. “More than 20,000 registered nurses will renew their licenses during the upcoming renewal process. Use of the Internet for renewals means convenience for our customers and eliminates the need for them to make unnecessary trips to our office for licensure.”
Nurses may verify that their license is up-to-date by logging on to: hpla.doh.dc.gov/weblookup