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

License by Endorsement

Background Check$41.45

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

Timely$652 Business Days
Late Fee (1-90 Days)$125About 2 Weeks
Delinquent – Over 90 Days$185About 2 Weeks

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 15 business days to receive a temporary license in Texas after the State Board has received all necessary documents and the license will last for up to 120 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

Temporary licenses are only issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Completed Application – May Apply OnlineYesYes
Proof/Verification of All State Licenses Held (current or expired)NoYes
Must Pass Texas Jurisprudence ExamNoYes
Criminal Background CheckNoYes

Texas Jurisprudence Exam

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

View online verification information here.

Delinquent Renewals – Must provide 20 hours of board approved CEUs.

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

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Texas State Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX  78701

Phone: 512-305-7400

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