- Register an account online
- Complete the application for Licensure by Endorsement online
- Check the box on the second page indicating that you want to receive a temporary license.
- Complete the Declaration of Primary Residence Form
- Pay the associated fees
- Official verification of a current license in another jurisdiction (submit through Nursys)
- It is strongly encouraged to complete this right after you submit your application of license by endorsement.
- If you do not hold an active license in a state that participates in Nursys, you can still apply for a temporary license as long as you are able to complete step 5.
- Evidence of employment verification within three years (see below)
You must complete steps 6 & 7 below before your temporary license expires in order to receive a permanent license.
1. Register an account online
2. Complete the application for Licensure by Endorsement online
3. Complete the Declaration of Primary Residence Form
4. Pay the associated fees
5. Verification of original state licensure
- If the state participates in Nursys, you must complete the Nursys verification process, pay their fee and designate Idaho 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 Idaho Board of Nursing on your behalf.
6. A satisfactory nursing employment references from the three-year period immediately preceding the application.
7. Read and sign the Idaho State Police Privacy Statement.
- Then either upload, fax or mail it directly to the Idaho Board of Nursing.
8. Fingerprints and Complete Background Check
- Within your electronic application here in the Nurse Portal, you’ll be asked if you want us to mail a fingerprint card to you. If you say “yes,” the Board of Nursing will mail you a fingerprint card, return envelope, and instructions; generally within 3 business days of your request.
- Once you have had your fingerprint impressions made by a law enforcement official, submit the card to the Idaho Board of Nursing by mail in the envelope provided. Do not fold the fingerprint card.