Application for Licensure/Certification

Welcome to the Arkansas State Board of Nursing online application system. This section is for new licenses/certificates only and NOT FOR RENEWAL. If you are applying for one of the following licenses/certificates, you may use the online system.

  • NCLEX® exam candidates (RN, LPN, LPN equivalency - U.S. educated only)
  • Endorsement from another state (RN, LPN/LVN, LPTN, APRN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - initial (CNP, CRNA, CNS, CNM)
  • Prescriptive Authority
  • Refresher course temporary permit
  • Medication Assistant

The following applications cannot be completed online. Click on the application type to print out the necessary form.

Click here for current fees.

The accepted payment method is with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). All fees are nonrefundable.

A response is required for each question within this application including a valid email address. In order to avoid delays in the application process, read each question carefully and provide accurate information. Upon completion of the application process, you will be able to review and edit the information you entered. All fees are nonrefundable so verify that charges are correct before proceeding and charges are applied. This will be followed by a receipt screen which should be printed as proof of payment. NOTE: Falsification or omission of information may be used by the Board as a basis for denial of licensure/certification or disciplinary action.