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 8/13/18)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks July 1-15, 2018
International: 10-12 Weeks May 16-31, 2018
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks July 1-15, 2018
International: 10-12 Weeks May 16-31, 2018
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks June 16-30, 2018
International: 14-16 Weeks June 1-15, 2018
Advanced Practice Certification
(Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing, Nurse Midwife/Furnishing, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse)
12-14 Weeks June 1-15, 2018
Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks July 1-15, 2018
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks August 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 July 16-31, 2018

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 8/13/18)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours August 1-15, 2018
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks August 1-15, 2018
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks August 1-15, 2018
Name Change 2-4 Weeks July 16-31, 2018
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks August 1-15, 2018
Duplicate Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks August 1-15, 2018
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks August 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 June 16-30, 2018
Continuing Education Provider Application 8-12 Weeks May 1-15, 2018