Missouri Licensure & Registration Info

The Missouri State Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. Missouri is a Nurse Licensure Compact (Compact) state, meaning that nurses licensed by another Compact state do not need to apply for licensure unless they plan to make Missouri their primary state of residency.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter.

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test Agencies and Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 83
  • IELTS: Overall Scores 6.5; Speaking: 7.0

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (Puerto Rico)

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter.

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English.

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (Puerto Rico)

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test Agencies and Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 83
  • IELTS: Overall Scores 6.5; Speaking: 7.0

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (Puerto Rico)

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English.

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States (Puerto Rico)

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CGFNS International appreciates the challenges and delays that some applicants are encountering and might continue to experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, effective immediately, the expiration dates for all applications received on or after June 1, 2019, set to expire before October, will be extended to October 1, 2020. We will review and revise this policy, if necessary, based upon the unfolding situation. We encourage everyone to stay safe and want our applicants to take comfort in knowing CGFNS will remain sensitive to the global challenges and adapt policies accordingly.
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