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 12/5/17)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks October 1-15, 2017
International: 10-12 Weeks September 16-30, 2017
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks September 16-30, 2017
International: 10-12 Weeks September 16-30, 2017
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks October 1-15, 2017
International: 14-16 Weeks October 1-15, 2017
Advanced Practice Certification
(Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing, Nurse Midwife/Furnishing, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse)
12-14 Weeks

October 16-31, 2017

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

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 12/5/17)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours December 1-15, 2017
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks November 16-30, 2017
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks December 1-15, 2017
Name Change 2-4 Weeks November 16-30, 2017
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks November 16-30, 2017
Duplicate Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks November 16-30, 2017
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks December 1-15, 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 September 16-30, 2017
Continuing Education Provider Application 8-12 Weeks September 16-30, 2017