Licensing

LICENSING/UPDATING AND VERIFICATION DIVISION

The Updating/Licensing Unit of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is responsible for the updating and issuance of practicing licences to all categories of registered nurses within and outside the Country. It is also the Unit responsibility to treat all correspondences and keeping statistics of all processed and dispatched licences.

The Unit has been in existence since 1987 and its activities supported and enforced by section 5 of the amended decree 54 of 1988 which stipulates that “no nurse shall be allowed to practice or continue to practice in any year expect such a nurse has paid the Annual Licencing fee as prescribed by the Council”.


Functions

The Updating/Licensing/Verification Division of the Council is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Updating and issuance of practicing licenses to all cadres of Registered Nurses in Nigeria.
  • Verification/Authentication of certificates to various boards/organizations within and outside the Country.
  • Change of name for married females in Council’s records.
  • Treating all correspondences and keeping statistics of all processed and dispatched licenses.
  • Liaising with Foreign Nursing Boards through correspondence on issues relating to verification of registration with the Council.

Requirements for Issuance of License

The requirements for Issuance of Licence are as follows:

First Licencing after Graduation

  • Identification letter from the school of training.
  • Completed Licencing form.
  • Photocopies of certificates of previous registrations as applicable.
  • Two (2) recent identical coloured passport photographs with white backgound.
  • Original evidence of Payment of N10,500 on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria platform through REMITA (TSA).

RENEWAL OF LICENCE

The renewal of license by the Council is supported and enforced by section 5 of the Amended Decree 54 of 1988 which categorically stipulates that “No Nurse shall be allowed to practice or continue to practice in any year except such a Nurse has paid Licensing fees as prescribed by the Council”.

Practicing licenses are renewable every three (3) years, the current renewal fee is Ten thousand five hundred naira (N10,500) only for three years, penalty of five thousand two hundred and fifty naira(N5,250) for each year of default. These fees are subject to review periodically.


Requirements for Renewal of Licence

  • Completed Licensing form.
  • Two (2) recent identical coloured passport photographs with white background.
  • Expired licence.
  • Photocopies of certificates of registration.
  • Photocopy of certificate of attendance for Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP).
  • Original evidence of Payment of N10,500 for renewal and penalty of N5,250 for each year of default on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s platform through REMITA (TSA).

Requirements for Verification of Certificates of Registration

  • Application stating purpose and destination of verification.
  • Completed verification form.
  • Photocopy of current license.
  • Photocopies of certificates of registration.
  • Photocopy of birth certificate.
  • Original evidence of payment of N8,750 per certificate of registration on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s platform through REMITA (TSA).

Requirements for Authentication of Certificates

  • Two (2) copies each of requirements for verification.
  • Original evidence of payment of N8,750 on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s platform through REMITA (TSA).

NOTE: The amount covers any number of certificate(s).


Requirements for Issuance of Letter of Good Standing

  • Original evidence of payment of N8,750 on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s platform through REMITA (TSA).
  • The above requirements for verification.

Change of Name in the Council’s records

The Council’s policies on change of name are as follows:

  • Change of name is allowed for married women only and this applies to change in surname only.
  • Addition or change of other names (first or middle names) is not acceptable.
  • Change of names for males is not acceptable
  • Only three consistent names in full will be acceptable for all Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria records.

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