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Licensing Services

Advanced Practice Nurses (APN)


  • Original: You currently hold a Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) license or a compact multi-state license and wish to obtain inclusion in the registry as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Nurse Practitioner (NP).
  • Renew: You currently hold a Colorado license and are in a renewal period.
  • Reinstate: Your Colorado license has expired and you wish to reinstate the license.


NOTICE: Application for Original Licensure is Online ONLY!

Those wishing to obtain inclusion in the Advanced Practice Registry must now apply using the online system. Please use the link below to be directed to Online Services. Upon your first visit, you must register an account with the Division.

If you hold a Colorado RN license or are in the process of obtaining one, then you should apply for inclusion in the registry as a regular APN.  If you hold a compact multi-state license, then you must apply for the Compact-APN (C-APN) registration for your role.

If you already hold a regular or compact CNS or NP and wish to obtain additional population(s), do NOT apply online.  Please use the application below for Additional Population(s).  

If you have already mailed a paper application to the Division, DO NOT apply online as well. If the paper application you mailed is incomplete, you will be contacted for further information/documentation.

Please review the checklist for your role before you begin your online application to ensure you are prepared to submit all required information and documentation to the Division. Failing to provide all information will result in delays.


Licensing Requirements 

  • Click here for General Requirements for Prescriptive Authority
  • Click here for Requirements for Preceptorship and Mentorship
  • Click here for Articulated Plan, Preceptorship and Mentorship Templates
  • Click here for requirements for APNs with Prescriptive Authority in another state

Frequently Asked Questions


Applications & Forms

ONLINE Application for Original APN Inclusion

CNM & CRNA Online Application Checklist

CNS & NP Online Application Checklist

C-CNM & C-CRNA Online Application Checklist C-CNS & C-NP Online Application Checklist Application for Additional Population(s) - CNS & NP

Application to Reinstate - CNM

Application to Reinstate - CNS

Application to Reinstate - CRNA

Application to Reinstate - NP

Application for Prescriptive Authority

Application to Reinstate Prescriptive Authority

Form RXN-A - Attestation of Completion of Post-Graduate Prescribing Experience

Form RXN-B - Attestation of Development of Articulated Plan

Form RXN-C - Attestation of Completion of Mutually Structured Mentorship

SSN Affidavit(foreign applicants not physically present in the U.S.)

Verification Request Form





Still have questions?

Please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions for quick answers and email information.


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