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 1/21/20)
Licensure by Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks November 16-30, 2019
International: 10-12 Weeks November 16-30, 2019
Licensure by Endorsement US/California: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2019
International: 10-12 Weeks November 1-15, 2019
Reapply/Repeat Examination US/California: 10-12 Weeks December 1-15, 2019
International: 10-12 Weeks December 1-15, 2019
Advanced Practice Certification
(Nurse Practitioner/Furnishing, Nurse Midwife/Furnishing, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse)
12-14 Weeks November 1-15, 2019
Public Health Nurse Certification 10-12 Weeks December 16-31, 2019
NCLEX-RN Results 2-4 Weeks January 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 January 1-15, 2020

Licensees

Item Requested Timeframe Currently Processing Items Received (Updated 1/21/20)
License & Certificate Renewal Online: Within 72 Hours January 16-31, 2020
By Mail: 6-8 Weeks January 1-15, 2020
8-Year Renewal 6-8 Weeks January 1-15, 2020
Name Change 2-4 Weeks January 1-15, 2020
Inactive to Active Status 2-4 Weeks January 1-15, 2020
Duplicate Certificate Online: 2-4 Weeks January 1-15, 2020
By Mail: 2-4 Weeks January 1-15, 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 October 16-31, 2019
Continuing Education Provider Application 8-12 Weeks December 1-15, 2019