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 10/16/18)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks September 1-15, 2018
International: 10-12 Weeks August 1-15, 2018
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks September 16-30, 2018
International: 10-12 Weeks August 1-15, 2018
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks August 16-31, 2018
International: 10-12 Weeks August 16-31, 2018
Advanced Practice Certification
(Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing, Nurse Midwife/Furnishing, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse)
12-14 Weeks August 1-15, 2018
Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks October 1-15, 2018
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks October 1-15, 2018
Interim Permit If you requested and paid for an Interim Permit, it will be issued within 24-48 hours after your exam application has been approved. Issued IPs can be verified using License Search and via your BreEZe account home page.
Temporary License 8-10 Weeks October 1-15, 2018

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 10/16/18)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours October 16-31, 2018
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks October 1-15, 2018
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks October 1-15, 2018
Name Change 2-4 Weeks October 1-15, 2018
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks October 1-15, 2018
Duplicate Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks October 1-15, 2018
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks October 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 September 16-30, 2018
Continuing Education Provider Application 8-12 Weeks August 1-15, 2018