Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022
The applicant for licensure by endorsement shall:
Have been duly licensed as a registered
nurse or licensed practical/vocational nurse under the laws of another state or
territory and shall meet the requirements for the licensure examination.
1. The Board may deny consideration of an
applicant who has a revoked license in another jurisdiction.
2. The Board may deny consideration of an
applicant who has a suspended license in another jurisdiction.
(b) Provide for official
verification of licensure from original state of licensure or from a board
recognized primary source.
Submit primary source evidence of completion of a nursing education program
that included theoretical and clinical experience appropriate to the type of
program. If the nursing education program did not include clinical experience,
the applicant's continuing education and work experience in nursing may be
considered at the discretion of the Board.
(d) Submit evidence of completion of
twenty-four contact hours of approved continuing education. The Board shall not
consider continuing education credits that were earned more than twenty-four
months prior to application. Contact hours earned for initial licensure by
endorsement may not be used toward the continuing education requirement for the
next license renewal period.
Submit a complete electronic application and required fees.
(f) Initial applicants for licensure by
endorsement shall be referred to a local approved agency where fingerprint or
other biometric-based information is collected for state and federal criminal
background checks. The state and federal results are transmitted to the Board.
The Board will participant in the Federal Bureau of Investigation Rap Back
system, or an entity performing a similar function if available.
The first-time applicant for
single state licensure by endorsement may request a nonrenewable temporary
permit to practice nursing. Temporary permits shall be valid in Alabama only.
(a) If the applicant has an active license
issued by another state or territory, a notarized copy of the license or of
primary source verification of the license is acceptable as initial proof of
licensure to obtain a temporary permit.
(b) If the applicant was previously duly
licensed by another state or a territory but at the time of application for
licensure by endorsement into Alabama has a lapsed license, a temporary permit
may not be issued.
licensed nurse licensed by endorsement during the continuing education earning
(a) Accrue for the first
license renewal one contact hour for each calendar month remaining in the
requirements for continuing education in accordance with other stipulations for
license renewal set forth in these rules.
(4) If the applicant for licensure by
endorsement is issued a license during the renewal period for that license
type, the license shall expire at the end of the next license period.
The applicant for multistate licensure
shall provide evidence of legal residence in Alabama. This evidence may
include, but is not limited to, a current:
(a) driver's license with a home
(b) voter registration
card with a home address;
federal income tax return with a primary state of residence
(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.
(6) A multistate licensed nurse
who is changing primary state of residence to Alabama may continue to practice
under the former home state's multistate license until he or she is issued an
Alabama single state or multistate license.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
New Rule: Filed May 29,
2001; effective July 3, 2001. Repealed and New Rule: Filed September 29, 2004;
effective November 1, 2004. Amended: Filed November 26, 2007; effective
December 31, 2007. Amended: Filed June 19, 2009; effective July 24, 2009.
Amended: Filed November 19, 2010; effective December 24, 2010.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 07, April 29,
2016, eff. 6/6/2016.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXV, Issue No. 02, November 30,
2016, eff. 1/5/2017.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 06, March 30,
2018, eff. 5/4/2018.
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 10, July 31, 2018,
Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 11, August 30,
2019, eff. 9/9/2019; operative
was renumbered to 610-X-4-.07 and original Rule 610-X-4-.07,
Temporary Permits, was repealed as per certification
filed November 26, 2007; effective December 31,
Author: Alabama Board of Nursing
Code of Ala.