Compact States

Obtaining a compact license allows you to practice nursing in any of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) states. To obtain a compact license, you must also have an active license in the state for which you are applying. Once you’ve obtained a license for one of the NLC states, you do not need licensure in any of the other NLC states to work in them. NLC states include:

Arizona

Address: 4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200 | Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-771-7800 | Fax: 602-771-7888

Website: http://www.azbn.gov

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $150

Temp License – $50

Fingerprint/Background Check – $50

Process Time – Approx. 2 weeks (valid for 6 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY: you may walk-in to apply for a Temp License, which is issued in 48 hours. You must deliver all required docs by hand, including a letter of hire on employer’s letterhead stating a specific hire date starting within 7 days.

Documents Needed

Completed application – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Copy of current license – Temp Only

Completed fingerprint card (provided by AZBN) – Temp & Perm

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $160

Late Fee – $50/mo not to exceed $200

Reinstatement – $150 + late fees

Processing Time – Active within 24 hours if renewed online; approx. 30 days for paper application

Additional Info

Must submit a written request for paper application from AZBN if license is expired and submit a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Online renewal

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Arkansas

Address: University Tower Building 1123 South University Avenue, Suite 800 | Little Rock, AR 72204

Phone: 501-686-2700 | Fax: 501-686-2714

Website: www.arsbn.org

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $100

Temp License – $25 | Note: permits are not issued on a walk-in basis

Process Time – Approx. 2 weeks (valid for 6 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Copy of current license – Temp Only

Completed fingerprint card (provided by ASBN) – Perm Only

Must enter the INA Search ID number located on the Payment Summary on your fingerprint card in the box marked “FBI Leave Blank.”

Apply Online

Check Application Status

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $75

Expired (5yrs) – $175

Process Time – Active within 24 hours if renewed online; 2 weeks for paper application

Additional Info

Can renew online if expired within 5 years and primary state of residence is not a compact state – additional 5 hours of board approved CEUs required (20 hours for non-active licenses)

Reinstatements expired more than 5 years and primary state of residence is a compact state – must mail a request to ASBN for paper renewal including a self-addressed, stamped envelope

After the first two years, wallet license cards will no longer be distributed following renewal.

Online renewal

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Colorado

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 10-14 business days

Valid For (temp): 120 days

Temp Cost: $43

Length to Process (perm): 4 weeks

Perm Cost: $43

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 303-894-7800

Delaware

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 4 weeks

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: $40

Length to Process (perm): 4-8 weeks

Perm Cost: $132

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 302-744-4500

Idaho

Address: P.O. Box 83720, 280 N 8th St., Suite 210 – Boise, Idaho 83720

Phone: 208-577-2476 | Fax: 208-334-3262

Website: https://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/AgencyAdditional.aspx?Agency=426&AgencyLinkID=80

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $152

Temp License – $25 | Process time – approx. 2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs (valid 3 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Process Time – approx. 2 months upon receipt of all required docs (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $90

Late Fee (after Aug. 31) – $35

Additional Info

Licenses are renewed on August 31st of odd-numbered years.

If you continue to practice nursing in Idaho with an expired license, an administrative fine may be assessed.

Licenses may be renewed three (3) months prior to the expiration date of your current license.

If you are unable to renew online, you can request a paper renewal by contacting the Board of Nursing office at: info@ibn.idaho.gov, or mail a request to Idaho Board of Nursing, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0061. PLEASE NOTE: Fees without the accompanying signed renewal form will not be accepted.

You may not renew your license online if one or more of the following apply to you: lapsed license for more than one year OR primary state of residence (other than Idaho) is a member of the Nurse Licensure (See http://www.ncsbn.org/ for a list of Current States)

Online Renewal

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Iowa

Address: 400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B | Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-281-3255 | Fax: 515-281-4825

Website: https://nursing.iowa.gov/

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $169

Process Time – Approx. within 5 business days upon receipt of all required docs (valid for 30 days – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application – Temp & Perm

Transcript – received directly from nursing school – Perm Only

Verification of original state license – Temp & Perm

Signed Waiver Form – Temp & Perm

2 completed fingerprint cards (must be from the board) – Temp & Perm

Apply Online

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $99 | Processing: 3-5 business days

Late Fee – $14 | Processing: within 24 hours for online renewal

Reinstatement – $225 | Processing: approx. 5 business days

Additional Info

Reinstatement requirement of 1.2 CEUs or 12 contact hours earned in previous 12 months. Must complete a criminal background check.

Online renewal

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Kentucky

Address: 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300 | Louisville, KY 40222

Phone: 502-429-3300 | Fax: 502-429-3311

Website: http://www.kbn.ky.gov/

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $165

Temp License – Fee included

Fingerprint – $14.75

Process Time – Approx. 14 days upon receipt of all required docs (valid for 6 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

KBN does not issue license cards.

Documents Needed

Completed application – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Federal Criminal Background Check (request FP card) – Temp & Perm – Request Fingerprint Card

State Criminal Background Check (online requests only) – Temp & Perm – Request AOC Card

Official transcripts (if original license is NOT a NURSYS state) – Temp & Perm

Complete the KY jurisprudence exam – Temp & Perm – Take Exam

Evidence of 2 contact hours of HIV/AIDS – Perm Only

Apply Online

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $65 | Processing Time – within 24 hours

Reinstatement – $135 | Processing Time – 2+ weeks depending on requirements

Additional Info

Federal and State background checks required for reinstatements

Verification of employment required for employment outside of KY for at least 500 hours within past 5 years

CE requirements vary for reinstatements depending on each year after expiration – CE requirements found on the KBN website

Must complete the KY jurisprudence exam if license has been lapsed for one or more years

Online renewal

Online Reinstatement

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Maine

Address: 158 State Houston Station | Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: 207-287-1133 | Fax: 207-287-1149

Website: http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $75

Temp License – Fee included

Process Time – Approx. 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs (valid for 6 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application (notarized) – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Verification of current, active state license – Temp & Perm

2×2 photo signed & dated on back (no more than 2 years old) – Temp & Perm

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $75

Processing Time – within 3 business days (apply online)

Additional Info

Must contact the ME BON directly to reinstate a lapsed license – linda.f.elliot@maine.gov or 207-287-9946

Online renewal

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Maryland

Walk Through State: Yes

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 24-48 hours

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: $40

Length to Process (perm): 4 weeks

Perm Cost: $100

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 410-585-1900

Mississippi

Address: 713 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 300 | Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: 601-957-6300 | Fax: 602-957-6301

Website: www.msbn.ms.gov

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $100

Temp License – $50

Process Time – within 10 business days upon receipt of all required docs (valid for 90 days – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application (notarized) – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Copy of current, active license – Temp & Perm

2×2 photo signed and dated on the back – Temp & Perm

Transcripts (sent directly from nursing school to MS BON) – Perm Only

Apply Online

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $100 | Note: May renew online up to 2 years of expiration

Reinstatement – $100

Additional Info

Must submit a written request for paper application from AZBN if license is expired and submit a self-addressed stamped envelope.

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Missouri

Address: 3605 Missouri Blvd. – PO Box 656 | Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 573-751-0681 | Fax: 573-751-0075

Website: www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $55

Temp License – Fee included | Note: walk-ins issued same day

Fingerprints – $44.80

Process Time – approx. 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs (valid for 6 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application (notarized) – Temp & Perm

Copy of current, active state license – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Proof of fingerprint registration (receipt) – Temp & Perm

Transcripts (received directly from nursing school) – Perm Only

Register for fingerprinting using the 4 digit registration code of 0001 – www.machs.mo.gov

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $60

Late Fee – $50

Lapsed/Reinstatement – $60 renewal fee + $50 late fee for each year license was lapsed as well as current renewal period

Processing Time – Approx. 5-10 business days for renewals and reinstatements

Additional Info

All licenses expire on April 30th of every odd numbered year

Renewal app must be notarized

Reinstatements – must have another background check

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Montana

Address: 301 S Park, 4th Floor | Helena, MT 59620

Phone: 406-841-2202 | Fax: 406-841-2305

Website: www.nurse.mt.gov

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $200

Temp License – Not issued

Fingerprints – $44.80

Process Time – approx. 10 days or longer upon receipt of required documentation

Documents Needed

Completed application

Verification of original state license

Verification of licenses held in the past 2 years

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $100

Late Fee – $100

Additional Info

All licenses renew on Decemeber 31st of even numbered years

All RNs must maintain proof of 24 continuing education credits per two year licensing period

Online Renewal

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Nebraska

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 1-2 weeks

Valid For (temp): 60 days

Temp Cost: $123

Length to Process (perm): 1-2 weeks

Perm Cost: $123

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 402-471-4375

New Hampshire

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 4 weeks

Valid For (temp): 120 days

Temp Cost: $93

Length to Process (perm): 4 weeks

Perm Cost: $93

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 603-271-2323

New Mexico

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): temp issued if non-Nursy’s

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 2-3 weeks

Perm Cost: $110

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 505-841-8340

North Carolina

Address: 4516 Lake Boone Trail | Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919-782-3211 | Fax: 919-781-9461

Website: http://www.ncbon.com/

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $150

Temp License – Fee included

Fingerprints – $38

Process Time – approx. 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs (valid for 6 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

NCBON does not issue license cards

Documents Needed

Completed application – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Verification of current, active state license – Temp & Perm

Completed fingerprint cards (provided by the board once app is received) – Temp & Perm

Apply Online

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely (within 3 months of expiration) – $92 | Processing Time – within 3 business days (online only)

Lapsed/Reinstatement – $180 | Processing Time: 6-8 weeks (if background check is needed)

Additional Info

Must complete a criminal background check if license is expired 6 months or more

15 contact hours of CEUs and 640 hours of active practice within 2 years or 30 contact hours of CEUs (see reinstatement requirements on NCBON website for other options)

Online renewal

Online Reinstatement

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North Dakota

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 3-4 business days

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: included with application fee of $160

Length to Process (perm): 3-4 business days

Perm Cost: included with application fee of $160

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 701-328-9777

Rhode Island

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 6-8 weeks

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: $135

Length to Process (perm): 6 months

Perm Cost: temp fee gets both

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 401-222-5700

South Carolina

Walk Through State: Yes

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 14 business days

Valid For (temp): 60 days

Temp Cost: $110 – only accept money order or check

Length to Process (perm): 14 business days

Perm Cost: $100

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 803-896-4550

South Dakota

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 1-2 business days

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: $55 license + Nursy’s

Length to Process (perm): 3-5 weeks + 2 months for non-Nursy’s states

Perm Cost: $100

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 605-362-2760

Tennessee

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): N/A

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 6 weeks

Perm Cost: $115

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 615-532-5166 or 800-778-4123

Texas

Address: 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460 | Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-305-7400 | Fax: 512-305-7401

Website: www.bon.state.tx.us

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $186

Temp License – Fee included | Note: issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Fingerprints – $41.45

Process Time – within 15 business days upon receipt of all required docs (valid for 120 days – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application – Temp & Perm

Verification of ALL licenses held, current or expired – Perm Only

Completed fingerprint card – Perm Only – Register for Fingerprints or 1-888-467-2080

Must pass TX Nursing Jurisprudence Exam – Perm Only – Take Exam

Apply Online

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $60 | Processing Time – approx. 2 business days if renewed online

Late Fee (1-90 days) – $120 | Processing Time: approx. 2 weeks

Delinquent (over 90 days) – $180 | Processing Time: approx. 2 weeks

Additional Info

Delinquent Renewals – must provide 20 hours of board approved CEUs

Online renewal

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Verify a temporary TX license

Utah

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): N/A

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 7-21 business days

Perm Cost: $100

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 801-530-6628

Virginia

Address: Perimeter Center – 9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300 | Henrico, VA 23233

Phone: 804-367-4515 | Fax: 804-527-4455

Website: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $190

Temp License – Fee included

Process Time – approx. 10 business days upon receipt of all required docs (letter of practice valid for 30 days…can be extended for another 30 days with evidence that verification of original state licensure has been requested – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application (online) – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Verification of current, active state license – Temp & Perm

Apply Online

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $140 | Processing Time – approx. 5-10 business days

Late Fee (within 2 years) – $50

Late Inactive Renewal – $70

Reinstatement – $225 | Processing Time: approx. 2-3 weeks – Reinstatement application not available online

Additional Info

Reinstatements: must provide 15 hours of board approved CEUs – may be waived with proof of current license

Online renewal

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Wisconsin

Address: Department of Safety and Professional Services – 1400 East Washington Ave. | Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-266-2112 | Fax: 608-261-7083

Website: http://dsps.wi.gov

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $82

Temp License – $10

Process Time – Approx. 7-15 business days (valid for 90 days – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Verification of current state license – Perm Only

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $86 | Processing Time – approx. 2 business days of renewed online

Late Fee – $25

Reinstatement – $107 if expired more than 5 years | Processing Time – approx. 15-20 business days

Additional Info

Online renewal

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Walk-Through States

Walk-through states issue you a temporary state nursing license within a one-day time frame. This temporary nursing license is used as a placeholder until your permanent license is processed. You can practice nursing normally while you await your permanent license. Temporary licenses are valid anywhere from 30 days to 6 months, depending on state regulations. Walk-Through states include:

Arizona

Address: 4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200 | Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-771-7800 | Fax: 602-771-7888

Website: http://www.azbn.gov

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $150

Temp License – $50

Fingerprint/Background Check – $50

Process Time – Approx. 2 weeks (valid for 6 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY: you may walk-in to apply for a Temp License, which is issued in 48 hours. You must deliver all required docs by hand, including a letter of hire on employer’s letterhead stating a specific hire date starting within 7 days.

Documents Needed

Completed application – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Copy of current license – Temp Only

Completed fingerprint card (provided by AZBN) – Temp & Perm

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $160

Late Fee – $50/mo not to exceed $200

Reinstatement – $150 + late fees

Processing Time – Active within 24 hours if renewed online; approx. 30 days for paper application

Additional Info

Must submit a written request for paper application from AZBN if license is expired and submit a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Online renewal

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Idaho

Address: P.O. Box 83720, 280 N 8th St., Suite 210 – Boise, Idaho 83720

Phone: 208-577-2476 | Fax: 208-334-3262

Website: https://ibn.idaho.gov/IBNPortal/AgencyAdditional.aspx?Agency=426&AgencyLinkID=80

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $152

Temp License – $25 | Process time – approx. 2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs (valid 3 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Process Time – approx. 2 months upon receipt of all required docs (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $90

Late Fee (after Aug. 31) – $35

Additional Info

Licenses are renewed on August 31st of odd-numbered years.

If you continue to practice nursing in Idaho with an expired license, an administrative fine may be assessed.

Licenses may be renewed three (3) months prior to the expiration date of your current license.

If you are unable to renew online, you can request a paper renewal by contacting the Board of Nursing office at: info@ibn.idaho.gov, or mail a request to Idaho Board of Nursing, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0061. PLEASE NOTE: Fees without the accompanying signed renewal form will not be accepted.

You may not renew your license online if one or more of the following apply to you: lapsed license for more than one year OR primary state of residence (other than Idaho) is a member of the Nurse Licensure (See http://www.ncsbn.org/ for a list of Current States)

Online Renewal

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Illinois

Address: James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300 | Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-814-2715 | Fax: 312-814-3145

Website: http://www.idfpr.com/PROFS/Info/nursing.asp

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $50

Temp Permit – $25

Process Time – approx. 2-4 weeks upon receipt of all required docs (valid for 6 months – must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application – Temp & Perm

Verification of ALL current, active RN and Temp licenses – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state and current license (send proof of NURSYs receipt) – Perm Only

Verification of licensure in all states practiced within 5 years – Perm Only

Proof of fingerprint submission (receipt) – Temp & Perm

Certificate of education signed by director of nursing school (submit with app) – Perm Only

Official transcripts with school seal affixed – Perm Only

Verification of employment completed by employer (submit with app) – Perm Only

Request fingerprint card

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $60

Late Fee – $30 additional per year

Process Time – approx. 4-6 weeks

Restoration (expired more than 5 years) – $20 + payment of all lapsed renewal fees

Temp Fee – $25

See IDFPR website for fee schedule. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Info

Licenses expire on May 31 of each even year.

Must contact the board for restoration form at 1-800-560-6420

20 hours of approved CEUs required per 2 year license renewal cycle

May apply for temp license – valid for 6 months. Issued within 14 days upon receipt of complete application

Expired more than 5 years:

Verification of original state and current license (send proof of NURSYs receipt)

Verification of licensure for all states practiced within 5 years

Verification of employment

Copies of all current, active licenses (only if applying for temp permit)

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Louisiana

Walk Through State: Yes

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 2-3 weeks

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: $250.75

Length to Process (perm): 4-6 weeks

Perm Cost: $250.75

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 255-755-7500

Missouri

Address: 3605 Missouri Blvd. – PO Box 656 | Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 573-751-0681 | Fax: 573-751-0075

Website: www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $55

Temp License – Fee included | Note: walk-ins issued same day

Fingerprints – $44.80

Process Time – approx. 1-2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs (valid for 6 months – must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Documents Needed

Completed application (notarized) – Temp & Perm

Copy of current, active state license – Temp & Perm

Verification of original state license – Perm Only

Proof of fingerprint registration (receipt) – Temp & Perm

Transcripts (received directly from nursing school) – Perm Only

Register for fingerprinting using the 4 digit registration code of 0001 – www.machs.mo.gov

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $60

Late Fee – $50

Lapsed/Reinstatement – $60 renewal fee + $50 late fee for each year license was lapsed as well as current renewal period

Processing Time – Approx. 5-10 business days for renewals and reinstatements

Additional Info

All licenses expire on April 30th of every odd numbered year

Renewal app must be notarized

Reinstatements – must have another background check

Verify a MO License

New York

Address: 89 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor West Wing | Albany, NY 12234

Phone: 518-474-3817 ext 120 | Fax: 518-474-3706

Website: www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/

Compact State, License by Endorsement

Processing Info

Application – $143

Temp Permit – $35

Process Time – within 6-8 weeks upon receipt of all required docs

Limited permits issued only to RNs under immediate supervision with endorsement of the employer. Must be employed by the facility and not by a third party.

Documents Needed

Completed application (notarized) – Perm Only

Verification of ALL licenses held, current or expired – Perm Only

Transcripts (received directly from nursing school) – Perm Only

2 hours of child abuse coursework or training – Perm Only

Infection control course (every 4 years) – Perm Only

Child Abuse Approved Providers

Infection Control Approved Providers

License Renewal

Processing Info

Timely – $73

Process Time – approx. 2-3 business days

Renew online if expired within 4 months

Additional Info

Inactive or lapsed license must contact the board to request application and fees

Proof of infection control course required every 4 years

RN can walk through the board to reinstate – will be a given a letter of good standing with new expiration date ($10.00 in addition to renewal fee for letter)

Online Renewal

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South Carolina

Walk Through State: Yes

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 14 business days

Valid For (temp): 60 days

Temp Cost: $110 – only accept money order or check

Length to Process (perm): 14 business days

Perm Cost: $100

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 803-896-4550

Other States

The following states are neither Compact nor Walk-Through and have varying requirements.

Alabama

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 3-5 business days

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: $138

Length to Process (perm): 3-5 business days

Perm Cost: no additional cost

Nursy’s: N/A

Phone: 800-656-5318

Alaska

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 10 business days

Valid For (temp): 6 months

Temp Cost: $50

Length to Process (perm): 10 business days

Perm Cost: $275

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 907-269-8161

California

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 6-8 weeks

Valid For (temp): 6 months

Temp Cost: $50

Length to Process (perm): varies

Perm Cost: $100 + fingerprints

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 916-322-3350

Connecticut

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 10-15 business days

Valid For (temp): 120 days

Temp Cost: included in perm cost

Length to Process (perm): before 120 day temp license expires

Perm Cost: $180

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 860-509-7603

Florida

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): only available to veterans

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 2-4 weeks

Perm Cost: $110 by exam; $110 licensing fee; $200 testing

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 850-488-0595

Georgia

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): N/A

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 25-30 business days

Perm Cost: $60

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 478-207-2440

Hawaii

Walk Through State: Yes

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): N/A

Valid For (temp): valid until 6/30 of odd number year

Temp Cost: $202 odd years; $146 even years

Length to Process (perm): 2-3 weeks

Perm Cost: N/A

Nursy’s: No

Phone: 808-586-3000

Indiana

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 2 weeks

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: $10

Length to Process (perm): if home state on Nursy’s, activate a perm license, not a temp

Perm Cost: $50

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 317-234-2043

Kansas

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 7 business days

Valid For (temp): 120 days

Temp Cost: included in perm cost

Length to Process (perm): 1 month

Perm Cost: $123

Nursy’s: No

Phone: 785-296-4929

Massachusetts

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): N/A

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 4-6 weeks

Perm Cost: $275

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 617-973-0800 or 800-414-0168

Michigan

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): N/A

Valid For (temp): 1 year

Temp Cost: $64

Length to Process (perm): N/A

Perm Cost: $54

Nursy’s: No

Phone: 517-335-0918

Minnesota

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 3-5 business days

Valid For (temp): 60 days

Temp Cost: $115.50

Length to Process (perm): 3-5 days

Perm Cost: $115.50

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 612-617-2270

Nevada

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 1-2 weeks

Valid For (temp): 6 months

Temp Cost: included in perm cost

Length to Process (perm): 2-4 months

Perm Cost: $$105 + $51.25 fingerprints

Nursy’s: No

Phone: 702-486-5800

New Jersey

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): N/A

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 6-8 weeks

Perm Cost: $263.19

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 973-504-6430

Ohio

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): N/A

Valid For (temp): 6 months

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 5-30 business days

Perm Cost: $75

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 614-466-3947

Oklahoma

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 3-4 weeks

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: $95

Length to Process (perm): temp turns active if requested after 3 months

Perm Cost: no additional cost

Nursy’s: No

Phone: 405-962-1800

Oregon

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): N/A

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 4-6 weeks

Perm Cost: $247

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 971-673-0685

Pennsylvania

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 12-14 business days

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: $30

Length to Process (perm): 12-14 business days

Perm Cost: $100

Nursy’s: No

Phone: 717-783-7142

Vermont

Walk Through State: Yes

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 7-10 business days

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: $150

Length to Process (perm): 7-10 business days

Perm Cost: $150

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 802-828-2396

Washington

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 2-3 weeks

Valid For (temp): until next birthday

Temp Cost: $88

Length to Process (perm): 8 weeks

Perm Cost: $88

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 360-236-4700

Washington D.C.

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 3-4 weeks

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: included in perm cost

Length to Process (perm): 4-6 weeks

Perm Cost: $230

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 202-724-4900 or 877-244-1689

West Virginia

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 3-5 business days

Valid For (temp): 6 months

Temp Cost: N/A

Length to Process (perm): 7-10 business days

Perm Cost: $125

Nursy’s: No

Phone: 304-558-3596 or 877-743-6877

Wyoming

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

Length to Process (temp): 3-5 business days

Valid For (temp): 90 days

Temp Cost: $195 ($200 if paying with CC)

Length to Process (perm): temp issued and then perm issued within 90 days

Perm Cost: $195 ($200 if paying with CC)

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 307-777-7601