Licensed in Another State

There are two paths to a License by Endorsement for applicants who have an active, in good standing license in another state.  Both paths have a minimum licensure period in the other state at the same practice level and in the same discipline as follows:

  • ONE year minimum - Universal Recognition - proof of Arizona residency required
  • THREE years minimum - Endorsement - Arizona residency not required

If you do not meet one of these requirements, click HERE to be redirected to the Licensure by Examination page. 

Application fees are non-refundable.

Applicants for either path to Licensure by Endorsement shall submit:

  • A complete set of fingerprints on a blue lined FD-258 card, or verification of a fingerprint clearance card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety ("DPS")
  • A completion certificate for the Arizona Statutes/Regulations Tutorial
  • A copy of a drivers license or state issued ID
  • Verification of any professional credentials
  • Verification of Arizona residency (if applying under the ONE year requirement) review a list of acceptable documents HERE
  • Masters degree transcript (if applying for LCSW, LPC, LMFT or LISAC)   
    • See Applicable Degree information
    • Official transcripts may be requested to be sent to
    • Or an official transcript may be mailed if it is in a sealed, official envelope

Applicants are highly recommended to have the above items available prior to beginning the application process. Fingerprints must be mailed or dropped off to the Board, but most other documents can be scanned and attached to the online application.  

The endorsement application can be found in the Boardal, Applications Portal.

Background questions and signature must be completed by the applicant, not on behalf of the applicant. Applicant must provide their email for Board correspondence.  

Please read this NOTICE provided pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1093.05 regarding licensure.