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 4/17/18)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks February 16-28, 2018
International: 10-12 Weeks January 16-31, 2018
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks February 16-28, 2018
International: 10-12 Weeks January 16-31, 2018
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks February 1-15, 2018
International: 14-16 Weeks February 1-15, 2018
Advanced Practice Certification
(Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing, Nurse Midwife/Furnishing, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse)
12-14 Weeks March 1-15, 2018
Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks March 1-15, 2018
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks April 16-30, 2018
Interim Permit 8-10 Weeks February 16-28, 2018
Temporary License 8-10 Weeks March 1-15, 2018

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 4/17/18)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours April 16-30, 2018
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks April 1-15, 2018
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks March 16-31, 2018
Name Change 2-4 Weeks April 1-15, 2018
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks April 1-15, 2018
Duplicate Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks April 1-15, 2018
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks April 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 February 16-28, 2018
Continuing Education Provider Application 8-12 Weeks January 1-15, 2018