Montana Board of Nursing



Checklist for License by Credentialing

Checklist for License by Examination

  • You are required to pay an additional fee to take the NCLEX-PN

    To request NCLEX testing accommodations:

    Process for Testing Accommodations 

  • If you currently hold an LPN license with a Multistate privilege in a Compact state, you do not need a license in Montana to practice (look yourself up at if you don’t know your status).

    If you are changing your primary state of residence to Montana, you will need to apply for a license in Montana with 60 days of your change in residence.  See for more information and FAQs.

  • While some states do have an endorsement for IV certification, Montana is not one of those states.  Our rule on LPNs and IVs is found here:


    (1) Prior to performing IV therapy, the practical nurse must have successfully completed a course of study that includes a process for evaluation, demonstration, and documentation of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for safe administration of IV therapy procedures. Education and competency may be obtained through a board-approved, prelicensure nursing education program or a course of study utilizing appropriate education methods and qualified faculty.

    It is up to the nurse to determine if they have the education and competence to perform IV therapy procedures.

  • Occurs every other year.  If you are an "odd" licensee, your license must be renewed by December 31st of odd numbered years, if you are an "even" licensee, your license must be renewed by December 31st of even numbered years. Renewal applications post marked or submitted online after this date are subject to additional fees.
  • $100.00
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