Arkansas is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State!

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Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Suite 800
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

Phone: 501-686-2700

License by Endorsement

Application $100
Temporary License $25

License Renewal

Timely $75 Active within 24 hours if license is renewed online
(5 years)
$50/month – Cannot Exceed $200 2 weeks for any paper application

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 2 weeks 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).

Licenses are not issued on a walk-in basis.

Completed Online Application Yes Yes
Proof/Verification of Original State license No Yes
Copy/Verification of Current License Yes No
Completed Fingerprint Card (from ASBN) No 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 may renew their licenses online in Arkansas as long as the old license has expired within 5 years and the primary state of residence is not a compact state.

  • An additional 5 hours of board approved CEUs required
  • An additional 20 hours of board approved CEUs are required for non-active licenses

**Nurses looking to reinstate with licenses that are more than 5 years expired while also having a primary residence in a compact state, must hand mail in a request to the Arkansas Board of Nursing for paper renewal (must include 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.

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