The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has transitioned to online renewal for all its licensing programs. This week you should have received your license renewal link by email. You must have a valid email on file with the department to receive your renewal notices and other important information. Please make sure to check your spam or junk folder, especially for institutional based email accounts, if you haven’t received the notice. In addition, BPL/LARA will be sending out postcard reminders to all licensees, in the coming week.
Below are important dates to remember:
February 2, 2018 – Licensed professionals may begin renewing licenses online.
March 31, 2018 – Licensed professionals who have not renewed by this date will expire.
April 1, 2018 to May 30, 2018 – 60 day grace period deadline for renewal, where licensed professionals may renew their license past the expiration date but will have to pay an additional late fee of $20.
Since moving to online renewals, please consider the following:
- You may renew your license at Michigan.gov/miplus(Your license # will be displayed here on your actual email link) and logging in.
- If you have a name change, you must submit a request in writing to BPLHelp@michigan.gov.
- If you have an address change, please complete and submit a License Modification online at Michigan.gov/miplus prior to renewing your license.
Payment must be made by debit/credit card online for renewals. You will receive a confirmation email following renewal and NOTE your expiration date HAS CHANGED. Check your Renewed License for the NEW expiration date of your license. You will be assigned a new expiration date based on the date your original license was issued.
Example: If original license issue date was 9/27/1993, your new renewal date will be 9/27/2020. The old renewal deadline would have been March 31st but now extends an extra 6 months to September 27th to reach the original issue date, with no additional fees for the extension of time in the transition period. Future renewals would be for two years – 9/27/2020 to 9/27/2022.
There will be an attached Renewed License in the email but may also be downloaded from your license record by logging into your MiPLUS account, clicking on the license number under “My Records”, then selecting “Attachments” under “Record Info”.
Also, please follow the link to complete the 2018 Survey of Nurses. The information you provide in this survey is collected by the Michigan Department of Community Health to describe the supply and distribution of nurses in Michigan. Your participation is highly encouraged and appreciated.
Thank you for your patience in this process – around 89,000 nursing license renewals went out this week in the transition to the MiPlus system. Nursing is the 1st profession to transition to the new system, and this number only represents the even year renewals!