Arkansas is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Building
1123 South University Avenue, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204
License by Endorsement
Temp License Processing
Approximately 2 weeks – valid for 6 months (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions).
Permits are not issued on a walk-in basis.
|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|
|Must enter the INA Search ID number located on the payment summary on your fingerprint card in the box marked “FBI Leave Blank”.|
Check the status of an application
*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license. Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.
|Processing Fees||Renewal License Processing|
|Timely||$75||Active within 24 hours if renewed online|
|Expired (5yrs)||$175||2 weeks for paper application|
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.
Verify an Arkansas license
NOTE: Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address