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Obtaining Your Arkansas Nursing License

For Nurses: Licensing Guide/Arkansas

Contact Information

Arkansas State Board Information

University Tower Building

1123 South University Avenue, Suite 800

Little Rock, AR 72204

TEL: 501-686-2700

FAX: 501-686-2714

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees

Fee

Timely

$100

Temp License

$25

Temp License Processing

May renew online if expired within 5 years and primary state of residence is not a compact state.  An additional 5 hours of board approved CEUs required – 20 hours for non-active licenses. Reinstatements expired more than 5 years and primary state of residence is a compact state - must mail a request to ASBN for paper renewal including a self-addressed, stamped envelope After the first two years, wallet license cards will no longer be distributed following renewal.

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed online application

Yes

Yes

Verification of original state license

No

Yes

Verification of current license

Yes

No

Completed fingerprint card (provided by ASBN)

No

Yes

*Temporary permits may be issued to Arkansas licensed nurses who are graduates of a nursing program. This permit allows a nurse to practice between graduation and receipt of results of the first examination for which the licensee is eligible. Temporary permits may be issued to qualified RN and LPN endorsement applicants holding current licensure in other states.

Additional Info

May renew online if expired within 5 years and primary state of residence is not a compact state.  An additional 5 hours of board approved CEUs required – 20 hours for non-active licenses. Reinstatements expired more than 5 years and primary state of residence is a compact state - must mail a request to ASBN for paper renewal including a self-addressed, stamped envelope After the first two years, wallet license cards will no longer be distributed following renewal.

License Renewal

Processing Fees

Fee

Renewal License Processing

Timely

$75

Active within 24 hours if renewed online

Expired (5yrs)

$175

2 weeks for paper application