Licensure By Endorsement




Temp License:
(512) 305-7400

The Process

1. Complete the application for Licensure by Endorsement (online or mail it in)

2. Pay the associated fees

You now qualify for a temporary license and will need to complete the remaining tasks before the temporary license expires in order to receive a permanent license.

3. Fingerprints & Complete Background Check

  • Your fingerprints can be done out of state, just ensure the location works with Texas and recognizes the code “119TF2”

4. Wait 10 days after you have filed the endorsement application and then schedule to take the Texas Nursing Jurisprudence Exam (NJE).

While you wait, prepare for the exam. It’s recommended that you:

5. Verification of licensure from all states and countries in which the nurse has held a license.

  • If the state(s) participate in Nursys, you must complete the Nursys verification process, pay their fee and designate Texas as the receipt of the verification.
  • If the state(s) do not participate in Nursys, you must contact their state Boards directly for further instructions. You will need to send them the Verification of License form to complete and submit to the Texas Board of Nursing on your behalf.

Renewal License

Renewal of your license occurs every 2 years

  • Complete application (can be done online or mailed in)
  • Pay the fee: $65.00

Complete 20 required contact hours related to the area of expertise


Temporary License

Within 15 business days upon receipt of all required documents. The temporary license is valid for 120 days.

Permanent License

Within 15 business days upon receipt of the last item that completed your application.


Endorsement Application:


Important things to Know About Applying For Licensure for Endorsement

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