LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT
Q: How long does it take to be approved for licensure by endorsement?
A: We are allowed 30 days to issue a letter regarding any deficiencies in your application. However, we have made great strides to reduce this time and it is often less than 21 days. You can expedite the process by applying online at: https://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/irm00ipo...alAppEntry.asp
Q: What is endorsement, is it the same as reciprocity?
A: Endorsement is the endorsing of your active license in another state to a license in Florida. It is not the same as reciprocity. Reciprocity indicates Florida honors other state licenses and you would be allowed to work in Florida without obtaining a Florida License. Currently Florida law does not allow RNs, LPNs, CNSís or ARNPs to work in Florida without a Florida license.
Q: Can I endorse into Florida if I have an active license in another state but have never taken the NCLEX or State Board Test Pool exam
A: If you can prove you have been working in another state, jurisdiction or U.S. territory for 2 of the last 3 years you may apply by endorsement.
Q: Who gets the license verification form? Do they mail it in or do I?
A: The license verification form is sent to the state(s) you are licensed in they will return the form to the Florida Board office.
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