Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone (602) 771-7800
To: Refresher Course Participants
From: Robert Ellis, BSIT, MBA, MPM, Associate Director – Operations & Licensing
Re: Obtaining a Temporary License for Refresher Course Only
Refresher candidates who do not hold an active Arizona license and are seeking a temporary license must obtain a
temporary license “For Refresher Course Only” before attending clinicals.
1. Please submit one of the following applications:
a) A renewal application if you have previously been licensed in Arizona.
b) An endorsement application if you have been licensed in another state and are applying for licensure in Arizona
c) An examination application if you have never been licensed as a nurse. Applicants must pass NCLEX before a
temporary license can be issued. Please note that some refresher courses do not take refresher candidates for
2. A Temporary License request form stating “Refresher Course Only”. The License will be issued for 6 months. It
cannot be used for any other employment purpose.
3. Submit a copy of the invoice showing you paid for a refresher course, (full or partial payment).
4. You must have passed NCLEX/SBTPE.
5. If you are a graduate of a foreign nursing program:
a) Has submitted a copy of a letter from CGFNS/IERF/ERES/Joseph Silney with ID number-endorsement
b) Have met the English Language requirement. (Must be met prior to taking NCLEX exam)
For more information regarding Requirements for Applicants Educated in a Foreign Country visit
www.azbn.gov/ForeignEducatedRequirements.aspx.. Submit documentation that shows evidence of legal status in
the United States. See List A & B showing acceptable documentation at www.azbn.gov/Citizenship.aspx. The
Cover Sheet must be attached to documentation showing evidence of lawful presence if submitted separately from
6. Submit documentation that shows evidence of legal status in the United States. See List A & B showing acceptable
documentation at www.azbn.gov/Citizenship.aspx. The Cover Sheet must be attached to documentation showing
evidence of lawful presence if submitted separately from the application.
the appropriate fees:
Renewal Applicant Endorsement Applicant Exam Applicant
Renewal $160 Endorsement $150 Exam $300
Temporary $0 Fingerprint $50 Fingerprint $50
Temporary $0 Temporary $0
Total Fee $160 Total Fee $200 Total Fee $350
There is no fee for a temporary license for “Refresher Course Only” if you meet one of the following criteria:
On probation with the Board
Have not been licensed as an RN or LPN within 2 years of graduating from a nursing program
Has not met the practice requirement of 960 hours within 5 years prior to submitting application
License reinstated after revocation and a refresher course is required.
All applications can be printed from the Arizona State Board of Nursing website at www.azbn.gov/Applications.aspx