How to Obtain Your Alaska Nursing License

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$275

Temporary Permit

$50

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

Timely

Online Renewal

Reinstatement

$325

Temporary License Processing 

It takes approximately 3-4 weeks to receive a temporary license in Alaska after all documents have been received. License will last up to 6 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Online Application – Notarized

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State license

No

Yes

Proof/Verification of Current License

Yes

Yes

Verification of Employment – 320 Hours within Past 2 Years

Yes

Yes

2×2 Photo Taken in Last 6 Months

Yes

Yes

Completed Fingerprint Card

Yes

Yes

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information

A certified and real copy of current nursing license is required to obtain a temporary permit – Notary must write “I certify this to be a true copy of the original document” on said document to be accepted by the board.

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.

Reinstatements:

  • Notarized application with a 2×2 photo
  • Nurses must complete both the Alaska and FBI background checks if their license has lapsed for longer than 1 year
  • Verification of licensure of all licenses held

Nurses are required to provide proof of completion for two if the following:

  • 320 hours of nursing employment
  • 30 CE contact hours
  • 30 hours of uncompensated professional nursing activities

Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Alaska State Board of Nursing
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK

Phone:  907-269-8161

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