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Applying for State License

Different requirements for jurisdictions

To apply for a state license, please follow the steps outlined below:

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  1. Contact your licensing authority.

    Find out what your jurisdiction requires. Click here to contact your licensing authority.
  2. Apply for a license. 

    Request a licensure application from your licensing authority. Carefully complete the form, pay the fees and follow the instructions for submission.
  3. Get approval. 

    Once your jurisdiction approves your licensure application, you may register for the NPTE and/or jurisprudence exam using the FSBPT online processing system.

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Want to compare similarities and differences among jurisdictions?

Review the licensure reference guide to get a quick overview of requirements in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Moving to another state?

If you're already licensed in one state but are planning to practice in another state, find out how to become licensed in another state.

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Do you need to renew your license?

Licensees in the following jurisdictions may elect to take an FSBPT administered jurisprudence exam for purposes of meeting a portion of their licensure renewal or continuing education/continuing competence requirements:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Nebraska

    Nebraska does not pre-approve continuing education programs but may accept as continuing education for renewal of a license or certificate, or reinstatement of a license or certificate, the completion of the jurisprudence examination. Five (5) hours of continuing education will be awarded for passing the jurisprudence examination with a scaled score that is greater than or equal to 600.