Processing Times

Applications are processed in date order received. The processing times below are provided as a general guideline. Although the Board makes every effort to stay within these timeframes, applications are individually evaluated and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances.

Applicants

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 8/21/17)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks June 1-15, 2017
International: 10-12 Weeks June 1-15, 2017
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks May 16-31, 2017
International: 10-12 Weeks June 1-15, 2017
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks July 1-15, 2017
International: 14-16 Weeks July 1-15, 2017
Advanced Practice Certification
(Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing, Nurse Midwife/Furnishing, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse)
12-14 Weeks

June 1-15, 2017

Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks June 16-30, 2017
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks August 16-31, 2017
Interim Permit 8-10 Weeks June 1-15, 2017
Temporary License 8-10 Weeks May 16-31, 2017

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 8/21/17)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours August 16-31, 2017
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks August 1-15, 2017
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks August 1-15, 2017
Name Change 2-4 Weeks July 16-31, 2017
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks August 16-31, 2017
Duplicate License/Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks August 1-15, 2017
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks July 16-31, 2017
Verification of Licensure (Endorsement to Another State or Country)
NOTE: Additional processing time is required to verify licenses that have been expired 8 years or longer.
4-8 Weeks July 1-15, 2017