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 1/11/2021)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2020
International: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2020
Military: 1-2 Weeks January 1-15, 2021
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2020
International: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2020
Military: 1-2 Weeks January 1-15, 2021
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2020
International: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2020
Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks December 1-15, 2020
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks December 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 December 1-15, 2020

Applicants - Advanced Practice Certification

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 1/11/2021)
Advanced Practice Certification 12-14 Weeks for All Certifications  
Nurse Practitioner   January 1-15, 2021
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number   December 1-15, 2020
Nurse Midwife   January 1-15, 2021
Nurse Midwife Furnishing Number   January 1-15, 2021
Nurse Anesthetist   January 1-15, 2021
Clinical Nurse Specialist   December 1-15, 2020
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse   January 1-15, 2021
     

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 1/11/2021)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours January 1-15, 2021
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks December 16-31, 2020
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks December 1-15, 2020
Name Change 2-4 Weeks December 16-31, 2020
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks January 1-15, 2021
Duplicate Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks January 1-15, 2021
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks December 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 November 1-15, 2020
Continuing Education Provider Application 8-12 Weeks August 16-31, 2020