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Are you a licensed NFA in another state and wish to transfer to Louisiana?

LA State Capital

RECIPROCITY PROCEDURE

If you plan to come to Louisiana by reciprocity, you need to send our reciprocity/endorsement licensure questionnaire form to any and all state board(s) you have ever held a NHA licenseFill out the top portion only, they will complete the form and send us a state official copy.

Please note: Payments may be made by mailing a check to LABENFA to the address above. If you wish to pay online, you can call us at 225-295-8571 and we can email you an electronic invoice.

  • Request Application Packet –  Application packet fee – $100.00

 Send to:    LABENFA

5647 Superior Drive

Baton Rouge, LA70816-6049

Include Personal Information (name/address/phone/email) with request

  • Provisional Letter may be granted once the Board staff reviews the completed notarized application and has received and approved all items listed below.  Applicant will be notified of Board staff approval, concerns, or rejection.
    • The completed, notarized application along with $600.00 application fee and $125.00 Reciprocity fee.
    • Recent (within 90 days) Color Passport Sized Photo – may be obtained at most drug stores.
    • Two (2) Original Letters of Reference (signed and dated).         References must not be from subjects that are related to you by blood or marriage.
    • Official Sealed Transcripts (attached with application or sent directly to LABENFA from the college or university). An eScript will also be accepted if sent directly to kmascarella@labenfa.com .
    • Receipt of Reciprocity Form(s) from All States Boards where you are or have been licensed.
    • Test Confidentiality and Attestation: Read, sign, and date the Test Confidentiality and Attestation form and return to LABENFA with your application.
    • Code of Ethics: Read, sign, and date the Code of Ethics form and return to LABENFA with your application.
    • Criminal Background Checks: You will need to come to Baton Rouge and do electronic fingerprinting at the State Police Headquarters on Independence Blvd. (the only place we are set up to accept the electronic fingerprinting).  If the electronic fingerprinting is done, we usually receive the results within 1 – 2 weeks.  You will need to have them sign the Verification of Fingerprints, for our records.
    • Provisional Letter/Initial Registration fee:         $495.00
  • Additional items to accomplish in order to be granted a Louisiana Nursing Facility Administrator’s License:
    • Taking and Passing the State Test – You may schedule your state test any time after your application is approved by calling our office.         $120.00 fee for the State test.         You are charged $150.00 fee each time you need to retake the test.
    • Criminal Background Check results – Results may require additional information needed from the applicant before continuing.
    • Board approval – Upon the next scheduled Board meeting once the application is approved, the application will be presented to the Board for approval.
  • If the Board approved your application and supporting documentation including the Criminal Background check, the State test has been passed and all fees are paid;  
  • Complete the Initial Registration form (only pay the Initial Registration fee if not paid earlier) and you will receive your license and ID card through June 30th
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