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Adelani Temiloluwa
School Of Nursing Ondo
Nursing Student
300Level, Nigeria.
[justify]Due to lots of questions relating to the new online license renewal process for Nigerian Nurses living within and outside Nigeria, I have compiled this Frequently Asked Questions and provide a step-by-step guide to online license renewal for Nursesarena.com members

To begin your application click here https://licence.nmcn.gov.ng/Account/Signup

Step 1: In the first box pick one of the registrations: Nurse, Midwife or Mental Health Nurse
Step 2: Input your registration number. Your registration number is found on your certificate/notification
Step 3: Input your surname: Note this is usually the name on your Nursing Certificate unless you have successfully done change of name on Council register
Step 4: Click send me code

A code will be sent to your registered mobile number and email address. After receiving the code, head back to licence.nmcn.gov.ng/Account/Signup and repeat the process from Step 1 to Step 3, then click the I have already received my code

You will be ushered into a new page asking for username and password.

Pick a username and password

After logging in you will see a page with the message

Complete Your Profile Information

You cannot proceed with change of name or licence renewal until you have completed your profile. Click on Click to proceed

Then complete all the sections under personal details, address, next of kin and employment

Then go back to the main page and complete your qualification details while uploading your Nursing and Midwifery Council issued registration Certificates as appropriate

It is after completing this that you can now proceed to apply for license renewal.

After completing the above process click on Renew your license, complete the form, upload your certificates and upload your CPD, make payment online and wait for your license.

If at any point additional information is needed, you will be notified so keep checking your online portal from time to time



Note that this process is only for those who have done their professional updates, if you haven't please go to https://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/nurses/add to complete your professional update form and wait for approval which will be sent via text messages or email before you can proceed


Do not Receive a code?
It is possible you might have activated the Do-not-Disturb feature on your sim. You can remove this on your sim by sending “Allow” to 2442. After you received a notification that this has been successful, you can then proceed to NMCN license renewal portal again to request for another code using the steps highlighted above.

What if I cannot still receive the code after removing the DND feature?
Send an email to the NMCN support team, you will likely get a response within 24 hours. To send a message to NMCN support team click licence.nmcn.gov.ng/Support

I can I create free online WCEA CPD Account
Goto https://engagement.wcea.education/nmcn complete the application and wait for your username and password

How many credit hours do I need?

You need 30 credit hours, some courses are 0.5hours while some are 1hr so you need to check out the number of credit hours attached to the course before you take them.

Do I have to upload certificates of all the courses I took on WCEA during application for renewal?

No, you just need to upload the course summary.

How long will the process take?

If there isn't any issue with your application, your license application will be approved within 1 week and the newly renwed license should be available at your chosen collection point within 1 month based on personal experience

I have paid my renewal fees through bank, Can I use my remita receipt to renew online?

No, you have to paper application. Only online payment through the online license renewal portal is allowed for online license renewal


Do I have to renew my Nigeria license considering that I have no plan to go back to Nigeria to practice as a Nurse?
Personally, I advise people to keep renewing their home countries’ license/license from their country of initial licensure even if they no longer have plans to work in the country. You may need to move from one country to another to practice Nursing and verification from your home country might be required, you may also get teaching job in online universities from your home country , volunteering positions, medical outreach, open up a clinic etc and your active license will be needed.

My Hospital only have online CPDs and I have completed them, are the certificates accepted by NMCN for License renewal?
According to an NMCN official I spoke with, Yes, the certificates are acceptable.

How many CPD points do I need to renew my Nigeria license?
For those in diaspora, NMCN has not come up with a specific CPD hour or it point equivalence.

How many courses do I have to take/certificates do I have to upload?
I recommend a minimum of 2 courses/seminars

My hospital does not organise seminars for us, but I have taken some courses online/offline related to my area of practice, can I use these certificates to renew my Nigeria license?
Yes, you can if they are recently taken

Can I use my foreign debit or credit card to make payment on Remita platform for my license renewal?
Yes, I have personally used credit and debit cards of two different financial institutions to make payments on the remita platform for license renewal without any issue

I am not in Nigeria; can my license be sent to me through courier service?
No the Nursing and Midwifery Council hasn’t started sending licenses to nurses who live outside the country.

Does Nursing Council and Midwifery Council of Nigeria plan to do that later in the future?
According to one of the council top official in charge of handling council digital presence, yes, this option will be considered in the future

What collection options are available for me if I am not based in Nigeria?
Pick one of the collection centres/locations where you have families and friends and ask them to help you pick it up when it is available for collection, they can then send it to you through any means you desire

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