Arkansas is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state
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”.|
*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.
NOTE: Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address