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ARSBN - RN Internationally Endorsed

This License Application is for applicants educated outside the United States who hold a license in another jurisdiction and is applying for licensure in Arkansas jurisdiction for the same license type.

It is NOT an application for renewal or examination.

The information contained herein is designed to assist you with information you need to begin the application process. Read the instructions and provide all required documentation. Additional instructions are located within the online system as you progress through the application process.

General Instructions

The following 1- 6 is required:

1. Application for Licensure by Endorsement Information

ASBN Application

Declaration of Primary State of Residence

a) driver’s license with a home address;
b) federal income tax return with a primary state of residence declaration;
c) voter registration card with a home address;
d) military form no. 2058 (state of legal residence certificate); or
e) W2 form from the United States government or any bureau, division, or agency thereof, indicating residence.

 2. Fee Information

3. Credentialing Agency Review Information

a. the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Phone: 215-349-8767
b. the International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF) Email:

NOTE: The CES must be current with the credentialing agency.

a. the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 560 on the paper examination; 220 for the computerized examination; or, internet based test (iBT) score of 83 with a minimum speaking score of 26.
b. the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module with a score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in any one module.
c. the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic with a score of 55 overall with no subscores lower than 50 in each scored part.

4.  License Verification Information 

5.  Verification of Employment Information

a. Completion of an Arkansas board approved refresher course within one (1) year of the date of application; or
b. Graduation from an approved nursing education program within one year of the date of application; and
c. Provide other evidence as requested by the Board.

6. Criminal Background Check Information 

7. Temporary Permit Information


Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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