Licensing and Registration


To learn more about the licensure process, select the type of license you wish to apply for from the list of professions below.

The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for licensure on this website. You can visit our Help CenterFAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information.

Choose a profession or program below for licensing requirements.

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Florida law provides that an initial application must be reviewed within 30 days. Below is the average number of days at which we are currently processing.

Choose a Profession or Program

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) by Examination

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) by Endorsement

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) & Registered Nurse (RN) by Examination

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) & Registered Nurse (RN) by Endorsement

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) & Registered Nurse (RN) Multistate Upgrade

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Autonomous Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Nursing Assistant Training Program

Practical & Registered Nurse Education Program

Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration

The Nurse Licensure Compact

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who hold licensure in one compact state to practice in any of the other compact states without having to obtain additional licenses. Florida joined the NLC in 2018 following the passage of House Bill 1061 during the 2016 legislative session. Under this compact, nurses holding a multistate license can practice in other NLC states/territories, without obtaining additional licenses. The multistate license is issued by the nursing regulatory body in a nurse’s declared primary state of residence, but is recognized across NLC party state lines, like a driver’s license.


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