Arizona is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State and a Walk-through State

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Arizona State Board of Nursing

1740 West Adams Street
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-771-7800

License by Endorsement

Application $150
Temporary License $50
Background Check $50

License Renewal 

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.

Completed Application Yes Yes
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.

Additional Information

**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.

Link to Online Renewal

**Be sure to check address for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided above.

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