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 3/30/20)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks February 1-15, 2020
International: 10-12 Weeks February 1-15, 2020
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks February 1-15, 2020
International: 10-12 Weeks February 1-15, 2020
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks March 1-15, 2020
International: 10-12 Weeks March 1-15, 2020
Advanced Practice Certification
(Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing, Nurse Midwife/Furnishing, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse)
12-14 Weeks February 16-29, 2020
Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks March 1-15, 2020
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks March 16-31, 2020
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 March 1-15, 2020

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 3/30/20)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours March 16-31, 2020
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks March 16-31, 2020
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks March 16-31, 2020
Name Change 2-4 Weeks March 16-31, 2020
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks February 16-29, 2020
Duplicate Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks March 16-31, 2020
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks March 16-31, 2020
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 March 1-15, 2020
Continuing Education Provider Application 8-12 Weeks March 1-15, 2020