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 2/14/18)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks December 1-15, 2017
International: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2017
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2017
International: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2017
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks December 16-31, 2017
International: 14-16 Weeks December 16-31, 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, 2018
Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks January 16-31, 2018
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks February 1-15, 2018
Interim Permit 8-10 Weeks December 1-15, 2017
Temporary License 8-10 Weeks November 16-30, 2017

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 2/14/18)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours February 1-15, 2018
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks February 1-15, 2018
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks February 1-15, 2018
Name Change 2-4 Weeks February 1-15, 2018
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks February 1-15, 2018
Duplicate Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks February 1-15, 2018
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks January 16-31, 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 December 16-31, 2017
Continuing Education Provider Application 8-12 Weeks December 1-15, 2017