Licensure By Endorsement




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The Process


1. Submit an application for Licensure by Endorsement online

2. Pay the associated fees

3. Schedule an electronic fingerprint appointment with a Livescan service provider and get fingerprinted.

4. Verification of all licenses

  • If the state participates in Nursys, you must complete the Nursys verification process, pay their fee and designate Florida as the receipt of the verification.
  • If the state does not participate in Nursys, you must contact their state Board directly for further instructions. They will need to submit an official Verification of License form to the Florida Board of Nursing on your behalf.

* Once all materials are submitted, an application specialist will review them. It may be necessary for the application specialist to request additional information.

Renewal License

License expire every 2 years. Current licenses will expire at midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on July 31, 2021.

  • Online renewal application
  • Pay the associated fees

Complete the CE requirements

  • LPNs initially licensed by endorsement during the current biennium and took the exam in another state within the biennium are exempt from general CEU hours. Those licensees must complete 2 hours of Medical Error, 2 hours in Florida laws and rules, 2 hours of Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace, 2 hours of Human Trafficking and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS. 

If you are applying to “upgrade” to the multistate license and Florida is your primary state, you must complete a livescan background screening if you have not done so within 90 days of applying.


Permanent License

A minimum of 10 days and within 30 days upon receipt of a completed application and all required documents.


Endorsement Application & Licensing:


Important things to Know About Applying For Licensure for Endorsement

  • Florida’s Board of Nursing has quick tips and FAQs to assist you with the application.
  • When all requirements are met the license will be issued. Timing can be done under 30 days, really dependent upon how proactive the applicant is in completing requirements.  
  • Employment Verification – NOT NEEDED for applicants who took the NCLEX or have an active license.

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