Arizona is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State and a Walk-through State
1740 West Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
License by Endorsement
|Timely||$160||Active within 24 hours if license is renewed online|
|Late Fee||$50/month – Cannot Exceed $200|
|Reinstatement||$150 + Any Late Fees||About 30 days for paper applications that are sent in|
Temporary License Processing
It takes approximately 30 days to receive a temporary license in Arizona and the license will last for up to 6 months (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).
As a Walk-through State, Arizona is able to issue temporary licenses within 48 hours for emergencies only. In order to receive a temporary license within 48 hours, you must bring all required documents including a letter of employment on the employer’s letterhead with a specific starting date within 7 days of current date.
|Proof/Verification of Original State license||No||Yes|
|Copy of Current License||Yes||No|
|Completed Fingerprint Card (from AZBN)||Yes||Yes|
** Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are in the process of being received and is used in the meantime before a permanent license is obtained. There are additional steps that MUST be completed to receive a permanent license.
**Nurses must submit a written request for a paper application from AZBN (Arizona State Board of Nursing) if license is expired – Application must be submitted in a self-addressed and stamped envelope.
**Be sure to check address for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided above.