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 6/18/18)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks April 16-30, 2018
International: 10-12 Weeks March 16-31, 2018
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks April 16-30, 2018
International: 10-12 Weeks March 16-31, 2018
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks April 16-30, 2018
International: 14-16 Weeks April 1-15, 2018
Advanced Practice Certification
(Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing, Nurse Midwife/Furnishing, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse)
12-14 Weeks May 16-31, 2018
Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks April 1-15, 2018
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks June 16-30, 2018
Interim Permit 8-10 Weeks April 16-30, 2018
Temporary License 8-10 Weeks May 1-15, 2018

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 6/18/18)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours June 16-30, 2018
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks June 1-15, 2018
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks June 1-15, 2018
Name Change 2-4 Weeks June 1-15, 2018
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks June 1-15, 2018
Duplicate Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks June 1-15, 2018
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks June 1-15, 2018
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 April 16-30, 2018
Continuing Education Provider Application 8-12 Weeks March 16-31, 2018