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 2/22/17)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks December 1-15, 2016
International: 10-12 Weeks January 1-15, 2017
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks January 1-15, 2017
International: 10-12 Weeks January 1-15, 2017
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks February 1-15, 2017
International: 14-16 Weeks February 1-15, 2017
Advanced Practice Certification
(Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing, Nurse Midwife/Furnishing, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse)
12-14 Weeks January 16-31, 2017
Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks January 1-15, 2017
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks February 1-15, 2017
Interim Permit 8-10 Weeks December 1-15, 2016
Temporary License 8-10 Weeks January 16-31, 2017

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 2/22/17)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours February 16-28, 2017
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks February 1-15, 2017
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks February 1-15, 2017
Name Change 2-4 Weeks February 1-15, 2017
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks February 16-28, 2017
Duplicate License/Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks February 16-28, 2017
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks January 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.
6-8 Weeks January 16-31, 2017