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If you have any disciplinary action against you in the State of Maryland or out-of-state, you may continue to process this online application, but all related documents must be submitted to the Examination Unit, Maryland Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.  If you have any questions related to this matter, please send an email to mdbon.nbexam@maryland.gov

IF YOU MEET ANY OF THE CRITERIA BELOW, YOU CAN NOT USE THE ONLINE EXAMINATION SITE!

  • If you have tested in another state and want to test for Maryland, it is not considered a retake. It is an initial exam.
  • If you live in a compact state, you must apply for and take the exam in that state.  Click HERE to see the list of compact states.
  • If you have ever previously taken the RN or LPN licensing exam in Maryland, did not pass, and need to take a re-test, DO NOT COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION.  Please email mdbon.nbexam@maryland.gov or call 410-585-1900 for further instructions.
    • If you have taken the LPN exam and now want to test for the RN, you may disregard the above and continue.
    • If you must re-take the RN or LPN exam and it has been more than 1 year since you last took the exam, you must complete an initial application and start the process from the beginning.
  • If you must retake the LPN or RN exam and it has been less than a year since you last tested, Click HERE to download the Reschedule form.

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