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RN and LPN Licensure by Examination Application:

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  • RN Application Fee: $118.25
  • LPN Application Fee: $103.25
  • Temporary Permit Fee: $25

The fees include a $28.25 fingerprint processing charge.

Fees are non-refundable and payable to "Idaho Board of Nursing".


  • Application packets for licensure in the state of Idaho are distributed to nursing schools. Applicants should obtain their application packets from their nursing school. If you decide to download the forms found on the website, you will need to request a fingerprint card from the Board, since you cannot print these on your own.
  • The application packet contains a number of required forms, some of which need to be notarized. Be sure you have completed and notarized all the necessary documents.
  • Submitting the application for licensure by examination does NOT register you for the NCLEX. Applicants must register and pay separately for the exam by going to: www.pearsonvue.com.


As part of the application process, you must:

  • Register with Pearson Vue to take the NCLEX exam. You must do this before sending in the licensure application.
  • Complete the Census Questionnaire form. This is a form that is used to collect important statistical information.
  • Obtain verification that you graduated from an approved nursing program. This is done by submitting the Affidavit of Graduation form. The Affidavit of Graduation must be completed by your nursing program director/administrator, notarized, and sent directly from the school to the Board of Nursing
  • Read and sign the Non-criminal Justice Applicant Privacy Statement form.
  • Complete the fingerprint card. This may be done at a law enforcement agency. Only the cards issued by the Board are acceptable.
  • Obtain a recent (within 1 year), 2 x 2 photograph showing your head and shoulders (such as a passport photograph).
  • Attach the photograph to the application with tape or simply enclose it in the same envelope as the application form. Indicate the date the photograph was taken on the application form.
  • Have the application form notarized. Take the completed application form and all accompanying documents to a Notary Public. A Notary Public is someone who is licensed to verify the authenticity of a person's signature and the legality of documents. DO NOT SIGN your application until you take it to be notarized. The Notary Public has to watch you sign the application.

The Notary Public may charge a fee for his or her services. To find a Notary Public try your bank or the post office. You can also search here: http://www.notaryrotary.com/agent/find_a_notary.asp

  • Submit the notarized application along with the fee, fingerprint card, additional forms, and other appropriate supporting documents to the Board of Nursing.

Licensing Process

Once the application, fee, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.

If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test.

When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.

About Temporary Permits:
A temporary license, which allows you to be employed as a graduate nurse in Idaho while awaiting NCLEX results, is available.

The temporary license may be issued after the completed licensure application, fees, and affidavit of graduation are received.

The temporary license is valid for 90 days, and is non-renewable. It will be voided if you do not pass the NCLEX.

If you require special testing accommodations due to disability, contact the Nursing Board at:
Idaho Board of Nursing
PO Box 83720
280 N 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, Idaho 83720-0061
Phone - (208) 577-2476 and TDD Phone – (800) 377-3529 

Need More Information?
Access the site for the Idaho Board of Nursing here: Idaho Board of Nursing