LHA Renewal FAQs

When is my license due for renewal?

Renewals can be submitted up to 2 months before the renewal due date. If you are submitting an application more than 30 days after your renewal due date and worked on an Arizona license beyond those 30 days, a late fee is required.

To check the renewal due date for your license, visit the Arizona Verification Portal.

What are the requirements for renewing my license?

Renewal applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Pay applicable fees
  2. Submit proof that Applicant’s patient still meets the age and eligibility requirements.
  3. Submit a statement on a form provided by the Board and completed by the applicant’s patient’s home care provider confirming that applicant has adequately maintained the skills and knowledge required for safe LHA care of the applicant’s patient.
What are the fees to renew my license?

Application Fees

All fees are in U.S. dollars and are non-refundable. The renewal fee is $50 (plus a required $3.00 convenience fee for online renewal). Fees are non-refundable.

Late Fees

If you have worked more than 30 days after your expiration date, a late fee of $25.00 is due per year worked up to $100.00.

How long does the Board have to process my application?

The Board is required to process applications for licensure within certain time periods, per Nurse Practice Act R4-19-102. Applicable statute and section: A.R.S § 32-1606(B)(11); R4-19-809.

Board Overall Time Frame Without Investigation120
Board Overall Time Frame With Investigation270
Board Administrative Completeness Review Time Frame30
Applicant Time to Respond to Deficiency Notice270
Board Substantive Review Time Frame Without Investigation90
Board Substantive Review Time Frame With Investigation240
Applicant Time to Respond to Comprehensive Written Request150
What is a deficiency notice?

When you submit an application, the Board will send you a deficiency notice identifying any elements of the application process which remain outstanding. If you fail to respond to a deficiency notice within the applicable time period, your application will be withdrawn. After withdrawal, if you are still interested in obtaining licensure you would need to submit a new application and applicable fee.

I’ve changed my name, how do I notify the board?

A licensee, applicant or a certified nursing assistant who legally changes names must notify the Board within 30 days of any name change. The applicant shall submit a copy of any official document evidencing the name change.

Name changes and address changes are now made using the Arizona Nurse Portal.

Provide documentation to verify license/certificate holder’s previous name (i.e. birth certificate, a social security card, marriage license, divorce decree, High School diploma) and documentation that verifies the licensee/certificate holder’s current name (i.e. divorce decree, driver’s license, social security card, marriage license).