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Licensure by State

Compact States - RN

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:

Alabama

Address: RSA Plaza, Suite 250, 770 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 800-656-5318

Website: https://www.abn.alabama.gov

COMPACT STATE, LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Application – $100

Temporary Permit – $50

Transaction Fee – $3.50

Processing Time – 3-5 Days for Temp; Temp permit active for 120 days

Documents Needed

Verification of Original State License

Proof of Citizenship/Legal Presence

Official Transcript from Nursing Program

Completed CE Requirements

Apply Now (make live link?)

LICENSE RENEWAL

RNs must renew licenses on a two-calendar-year cycle; RNs in even years; Renewal period Sept. 1 through Dec. 31

Fee – $103.50 ($100.00 renewal fee + $3.50 online fee)

Renew Now

Disaster Temporary Permit Available

Application – $25

Must complete and submit form and supporting documentation to the Board

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

Verify an AZ license

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

Verify an AR license

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

Florida

Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: 850-254-4125

Website: https://floridasnursing.gov/licensing

COMPACT STATE, LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Info

Application – $110.

Fingerprint/Background Check – Fee Varies by Livescan Provider (Ranges $44-$88)

Process Time – All applications reviewed within 30 days (allow a minimum of 10 days)

Documents Needed

Completed Application

Verification of Original State License (copy or website printout will not qualify)

Fingerprints Submitted Electronically Through Livescan

Apply Now

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Info

Timely – $75

Expired – $130

Additional Info

Documents needed to renew: Completed CE Requirements (reported into CEBroker.com), Renewal Application and Required Fees

Renew Now

Georgia

Address: 237 Coliseum Drive | Macon, GA 31217

Phone: 478-207-2440

Website: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45

COMPACT STATE, LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Info

Application – Include a check or money order payable to the Georgia Board of Nursing in the amount of $50.00.

Temp License – Included

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.”

 

Additional Info

Link/s:

Verify a GA licensehttp://verify.sos.ga.gov/verification/

GA ENLC FAQShttp://sos.ga.gov/PLB/acrobat/Forms/38%20Resource%20-%20eNLC%20FAQs%20for%20Georgia.pdf

eNLC Conversion Application for Existing GA Licensees:http://sos.ga.gov/PLB/acrobat/Forms/38%20Application%20-%20eNLC%20Upgrade%20Application%23.pdf

Application Forms:   http://sos.ga.gov/PLB/acrobat/Forms/38%20Application%20-%20eNLC%20Upgrade%20Application%23.pdf

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

Verify a ID License

Indiana

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

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

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

Verify an IA license

Kansas

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 6-8 weeks as of 7/1/19 *Compact License Transition Period Seeing Higher Volume of Applications

Valid For (temp): 120 days

Temp Cost: included in perm cost

Length to Process (perm): 1 month

Perm Cost: $123

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 785-296-4929 | Fax: 785-296-3929

Website: https://ksbn.kansas.gov/

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

Verify a KY license

Louisiana

Walk Through State: Yes

Compact License: Yes

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: 225-755-7500 | Fax: 225-755-7584

Website: https://www.lsbn.state.la.us/default.aspx 

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

Verify a ME license

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.

Verify a MS License

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

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

Verify a MT License

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 Jersey

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): 6-8 weeks

Perm Cost: $263.19

Nursy’s: Yes

Phone: 973-504-643

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

Verify a NC license

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

Oklahoma

2915 N Classen Boulevard, Suite 524 | Oklahoma City, OK  73106

Phone: (405)962-1800

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: Yes

Length to Process (temp): 10 business days

Temp Cost: $95

Perm: $85/ Apply Online – 3 business days 14 days upon receipt of all required documents

Renewal: $75/ Apply Online – 3 business days 14 days upon receipt of all required documents

Reinstatement/Late: $115/ Apply Online – 3 business days 14 days upon receipt of all required documents

Fingerprint: Varies

Multi-State Licensure:

  • Licensure by Endorsement for the U.S. Educated Nurse (RN), with Temporary License and Multistate License Requests – $160.00
  • Licensure by Endorsement for the U.S. Educated Nurse (RN), with Multistate License Request – $150.00
  • Multistate Licensure for Existing Active Oklahoma Licensee (RN) – $150.00
  • Multistate Licensure for Existing Non-Active Oklahoma Licensee (RN) – $150.00
  • Renewing Multistate License: $125

Link/s:

Verify an OK License:   https://apps.ok.gov/nursing/verify/index.php

Online Application Forms:    https://pay.apps.ok.gov/nursing/licensing/app/index.php

OK ENLC Information:     https://nursing.ok.gov/eNLCFAQsOKlicensee.pdf

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

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

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

Verify a VA license

West Virginia

Address: 90 MacCorkle Ave., S.W., Suite 203 | South Charleston, WV 25303

Phone: (304) 744-0900 | Fax: 608-261-7083

Processing Info

Temp License – $25

Perm – $100

Renewal – $65

Reinstatement – $25

Late- $115

Fingerprint – $32.50/2-3 Business Days

Mutistate

  • Multistate Application Fee: $70.00
  • Minus(-) 2017 renewal fee $65
  • Difference $5.00
  • Add (=)$2.00 wv.gov fee
  • Add (=) $0.16 eGov fee
  • $7.14 to convert to multistate

Link/s:

Verify a license:   https://apps.wv.gov/Nursing/RNSearch/

Compact License Information:

Online forms:   https://wvrnboard.wv.gov/forms/Pages/default.asp

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

Verify a WI license

Wyoming

Address: 130 Hobbs Ave Ste B | Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307-777-7601

TEMP: $25

PERM: $135/ 45-60 Business Days

RENEWAL: $135

REINSTATEMANT: $110

LATE: $135

FINGERPRINT: $60/ 45-60 Business Days

Multistate conversion application fee: $25

Link/s:

Verify WY licensehttp://nursing-online.state.wy.us/Verifications.aspx

Online RN license application:

https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/Resources/multistate%20RN,LPN,LVN%20Application%20wit

Walk Through States - RN

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

Verify an AZ license

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

Verify a ID License

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

Verify a NY License

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 - RN

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

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

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

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: https://online-dfpr.micropact.com/Account/AcctMatching.aspx

COMPACT STATE, LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Info

Application – $50

Temp Permit – $75

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 – $50

Process Time – approx. 6-8 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)

Verify an IL License

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

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

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

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

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

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:Pending implementation, Date TBD

Length to Process (temp): 12-14 business days; NOTE: During COVID emergency (re-extended 9/30/2021 to expire 3/31/2022), this has been expedited to 3-5 business days.

Valid For (temp): N/A

Temp Cost: $70 (in addition to perm license); total cost at time of application is $190

Length to Process (perm): 8-10 weeks

Perm Cost: $120

Nursy’s: No

Phone: 833-367-2762

Rhode Island

Walk Through State: No

Compact License: No

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

Nursing Board Site: http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=231#

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

CNA Licensure

How to get started as a Travel CNA

Looking for Travel Jobs now?    Follow these simple steps.

  • Check out Converdia Health Staffing Job Board to get started on your next travel job!
  • Apply online  – A Converdia Health Recruiter will be in touch shortly!
  • Click on the state link below and follow the guidelines for completing your endorsement

Each state has their own policies and procedures in order to get licensed as a CNA.  Some are free, some have fees attached,  and some can be easily done online!  When pursuing your license in a new state, the process is called “reciprocity” or “endorsement”

Alabama

Website

Facility will need to handle getting your name placed on the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry.

 

Does Alabama have a Reciprocity form?
No.  The reciprocity process for the state of Alabama requires your employer contact the State agency to have your name placed on the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry.

Alaska

Website

Cost:  $330 – Mail 

 

Can work for 120 Days if the application is in process.  For applicants currently certified in another state – must meet Alaska’s minimum training standards and possess unencumbered certification.

Arizona

Website

Cost:  $50 – Online Portal

Create an account, apply for a license, and choose the CNA by Endorsement route.

Explanation about the difference between a CNA vs LNA endorsement

The “NEW” CNA:  The current CNA, also known as “Registry CNA”, is a new type of credential.   Registry CNAs have fewer requirements for certification and less oversight by the Board. Registry CNA applicants need only meet the minimum federal requirements for CNA certification.  A certificate will be issued after completing an approved CNA program and passing the CNA tests. Registry CNAs are required to practice 8 hours every two years to renew their license/certificate. A criminal background check is NOT required, and certification is free.

The LNA: The LNA must complete a criminal background check, has a higher level of oversight by the Board prior to and after issuance of the LNA license. LNAs are required to practice a minimum of 160 hours within the past two years to renew their license.

Arkansas

Cost:  FREE

REQUIREMENT:  MUST HAVE ARKANSAS ADDRESS

include clear, readable copies of your Driver’s License / Photo ID, Social Security Card, and a copy of your Nursing Assistant Certification from the State you are currently certified in.  Your name must be the same on all documents.  If not, send a copy of documents showing the legal reason for Name Changes (Marriage License, Divorce Decree, or Court Order).  You must also have an Arkansas Address unless you live in a bordering city of Arkansas.

Mail all required forms to:
OFFICE OF LONG TERM CARE
AR NURSE AIDE REGISTRY
PO BOX 8059  SLOT S405
LITTLE ROCK AR  72203-8059

Download

California

Website

Cost:  Fees Vary

In order to transfer your out-of-state certificate to California, you must complete and submit the following to CDPH:
1) An Initial Application (CDPH 283B (PDF))
2) Obtain your fingerprints in California utilizing a Live Scan Agency and submit a copy of the completed Request for Live Scan Service (BCIA 8016) (PDF). Please also download the Request for Live Scan Service Sample (BCIA 8016 Sample) (PDF), which will show you how to correctly complete the BCIA 8016 form.
3) A copy of your out-of-state CNA certificate.
4) Proof of work showing that you provided nursing or nursing-related services in a facility to residents for compensation under the supervision of a licensed health professional within the last two (2) years.  Acceptable forms of proof of work are a copy of a paystub or W2.  If you have received your initial out-of-state CNA certificate within the last two (2) years, you do not need to submit proof of work.
5) The Verification of Current Nurse Assistant Certification (CDPH 931) (PDF).  Part I of the CDPH 931 is to be completed by the applicant and Part II is to be completed by the endorsing state agency (the state you are coming from).

Colorado

Website

Cost:  $10 – Online Portal

 

CNA Endorsement Checklist 

Create an account and follow the instructions for CNA Certification by Endorsement.  An Application Specialist will review your application based on the information you supply. If your application is
incomplete, you will be contacted via the email address you provided. To monitor the status of your application, visit Online Services: www.colorado.gov/dora/licensing/

Connecticut

Website

Cost:  $55 – Online Portal

 

Follow – Certified in another state route 7  

You would select this route if you are currently active and in good standing on a registry in another state.  Please complete an online application.

Delaware

Website

Cost:  $30 – Mail Only

 

Certified Nursing Assistant trained and certified outside the State of Delaware cannot work in a nursing home in Delaware without a Delaware certificate. Delaware certification is required before the person begins working as a CNA, whether working directly for a nursing home or through a temporary/contract agency.

The Division will grant certification through the process of reciprocity if the following conditions are met:
1) The CNA has a current certificate from the State in which he or she currently practices. CNAs from the State
of Maryland must also hold a current Geriatric Nursing Assistant certificate to be eligible for reciprocity;
2) Within the last 24 months, the CNA must have three months of full-time experience, equal to 420 clock
hours, as a CNA performing nursing-related service for pay under the supervision of a licensed nurse or
physician or have completed a training program equal to at least 150 hours; and
3) The CNA must be in good standing in the state or states where he/she is currently certified.

Florida

Website

Cost:  Fees Vary by Fingerprint Provider – Online Portal

 

Follow the Florida link above then click on the appropriate tabs to see the Initial Licensing Requirements, Process, Fees, Statutes and Administrative Rules for a Certified Nursing Assistant by Endorsement.

Georgia

Website

Cost:  Free – Mail Only

 

A nurse aide from another state may apply for listing on the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry in lieu of completing a Georgia state-approved Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program or state approved Competency Evaluation Program by meeting the following qualifications. The individual:
1)  Is currently listed on another state’s Nurse Aide Registry with an active status and without
discipline/encumbered status on file.
2)  Has no pending or substantiated findings of patient abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of
resident/patient property recorded on another state’s Nurse Aide Registry.
3)  Has a valid, government-issued social security card with the name matching the individual’s
registry listing in the state noted in #1 above.
4)   Has been employed as a Certified Nurse Aide for at least eight (8) hours, for pay, under registered
nurse supervision within the past two years of submitting the required information to Georgia.

Hawaii

Website 

Cost:  $25 – Mail Only

 

Applicants who are or have been certified in other states use the reciprocity pathway (Route 2 on the form). Prometric will verify registration status. If it is not current, the nurse aide will be required to take the competency evaluation.  Reciprocity candidates will include copies of their current certificates. Prometric will need the name of the state and the certification expiration date.

Idaho

Website

Cost:  Free – Mail Only

 

Do not return this form to the Idaho Nurse Aide Registry.  After you have completed the information requested above, it is your responsibility to send this form to the state agency you are transferring FROM.  These are the states that will not provide written verification of registry status: AZ, CA, CO, IL, KY , MO, NC.  You will need to go to the public verification websites for these states and print a current copy of your status.  Send that back to the Idaho Nurse Aide registry with the completed out of state verification form to the PO box address found at the top of the form.

Illinois

Website

To become a CNA via OUT-OF-STATE APPLICATION, download the following pdf form [ Out of State Application – imbed this link for this –

and mail the completed application to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Nurse Assistant/Aide Testing, 1840 Innovation Drive, Suite 103, Carbondale, IL 62903.

If a CNA certification is not active in any other state, then the CNA may recertify in Illinois and no transfer fee is required. Please contact the Nurse Aide Testing office at (877) 262-9259 or by email at inat@siu.edu to inquire as to the process of recertification.

Indiana

Website

Cost:  $65 – Mail Only

  1. Application: Original Indiana State Department of Health Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation application (complete sections I and IV and sign and date the bottom of side one). You may obtain an application to test by calling Ivy Tech Community College at (317) 917-5948 or by clicking here.
  2. Proof of Certification: Copy of current out-of-state certification which shows the registry number and expiration date. Certain states, as listed below, do not provide registry numbers or expiration dates:
    • CNAs from Illinois or Alabama are also required to submit a letter from their employer in that state that indicates they have worked at least one eight-hour shift in the past 24 months if the registry was certified more than two years prior. The letter must be on letterhead and include the candidate’s name, work title, and dates of employment
    • Employers who apply for out-of-state candidates must include a completed Out-of-State Validation Statement on facility letterhead, signed by the facility representative who contacted the appropriate out-of-state registry
  3. Payment: Money order or facility check, made out to Ivy Tech Community College, or Visa or MasterCard for payment of a testing fee of $65.00. Personal checks are not accepted

 

TESTING:  You must take the written portion of the test

Mail your application, documents, and fee to:
CNA Testing
P.O. Box 1621
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206

Ivy Tech Community College will notify the person who applied to the test by phone or mail of the test date, time, and location. Testing will be scheduled within 30 days of processing the valid application.

Iowa

Website

Cost:  Free – Mail or Fax

If the direct care worker (DCW) is transferring from another State, please use the “State Certified (if other than IA)” field to indicate state(s) where the DCW is presently active. It is the facility’s responsibility to contact the Registry from the previous State to verify its status.  Many States will provide a license number and/or an expiration date. Please include a copy of the DCW’s present Registry  certification card, if available, as well as a legible copy of their Social Security card.

Kansas

Cost:  $20 Mail Only

*Above link will auto-download the form.  (I attached the form to the email this document is being sent by)

Please Note: DO NOT complete this form if you have previously been a Certified Nurse Aide in Kansas. You may contact the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry at 785-296-6877 for your Kansas certification status.

In order to be eligible to sit for the Kansas Nurse Aide Test, the candidate must be listed as current or active on any other State’s registry. Any potential candidate who is not sure of his/her status is advised to contact their State registry prior to applying for Kansas certification.

Candidates for testing Must Complete this Form and Attach the following:

  • Copy of identification with current name & social security number (for example: driver’s license, social security card)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $20.00 payable to KDADS (check, money order or certified check).

Download

Kentucky

Website

Cost: Free for permanent – Online only

Online Application only at https://kybn.boardsofnursing.org/kybn

Additional documents will need to be sent to knar@ky.gov

Need SSN, driver’s license, state certification, and paystubs.

Verification portal https://kybn.boardsofnursing.org/kybn

Lousiana

Website

Cost:  $35 – Mail Only

Select Route 8 on the form.

You must be active and in good standing in all states you are currently certified in.  Prometric (embed this link here https://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/la )  handles all reciprocity applications.    Please read the “Reciprocity Procedure” (imbed this link here https://www.prometric.com/sites/default/files/2019-10/ReciprocityProcedure_10212019.pdf) before submitting the application to Prometric. You must submit payment with the application, along with a legible copy (clear enough to be read) of your social security card and official Louisiana identification (ID card, driver’s license, etc.). A military ID is acceptable.  Also, if the CNA lives within a 30 mile radius of the LA border, a LA ID will not be required.

Mail all required information to this address:
Prometric
ATTN: LA Nurse Aide Program
7941 Corporate Drive
Nottingham, MD 21236

Maine

Website

Cost:  Free – Mail Only


*Can work for 4 months while not on registry

For questions regarding this program and/or application, please contact the following:
Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Licensing and Certification
Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants and Direct Care Workers
41 Anthony Ave; 11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011

Maryland

Website

 

Cost: $20 + Fingerprint Fees – Mail Only

How to Obtain an Application:   Contact the CNA program at 410-585-2044 or fax a request at 410-764-8042 or send an e-mail request for the application to anitaj.williams@maryland.gov

Massachusetts

Website

Cost:  Free – Mail Only

General Instructions:
Complete this form if you are currently certified as a nursing assistant in another state. Do not complete this
form if you have ever been a CNA on the Massachusetts Registry. Instead, contact the ARC Staff at 1-800-
962-4337 or 1-781-979-4010 for renewal information.

 

In order to be placed on the Massachusetts Nurse Aide Registry, complete the application and send to the
Nurse Aide Registry where you are currently certified for verification. When the verified application is
returned to you, mail the original completed application to the following address:

 

ARC/Massachusetts Nurse Aide Program
Reciprocity Program
85 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Michigan

Website

Cost:  $20


Michigan requirements for reciprocity include, but are not limited to, the following:   The state training program is consistent with the Federal Code of Regulations, requires a minimum of 75-course hours prior to taking the competency evaluation examination, and does not allow candidates to exempt from training course hours. The following states have confirmed to the state of Michigan that their program meets or exceeds the MI requirements. Candidates that trained and tested in one of these states are eligible to apply for a MI certificate:   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Minnesota

Website

Cost:  Free – Mail Only

Please follow directions carefully. Incomplete forms will delay your transfer to the Minnesota Registry.
All incomplete forms will be returned to the address you listed on the forms.

1) Complete Section A-1 and send this form to the state registry from which you are transferring. For your convenience, a list of Nurse Aide Registries is on the reverse side.
Please Note: Complete Section A-1 and mail this form to the Minnesota Registry if you are transferring from one of the following states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri or North Carolina.
2) Complete Section B-1 and send to your last/current employer in the state from which you are transferring.

Please check with the registry in the state you are transferring from to ask if that state has a processing fee.

You will be mailed a Verification of Registration letter when you are placed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. This letter will be mailed to the address you listed on the forms.

Mississippi

Cost:  $26 – Mail Only

 

PLEASE NOTE: This application will NOT be processed without verification of your paid employment as a nurse aide within the previous 24 months (unless you were placed on the state registry within the previous 24 months).  Acceptable verification includes a copy of a W2 form or a pay stub from your employer.

Mail your application, required documentation, and appropriate fee together in one envelope to:
Pearson VUE – Nurse Aide, Mississippi Nurse Aide Registry
PO Box 822749
Philadelphia, PA 19182-2749

Missouri

Website

Receiving approval to challenge means that individuals who meet special criteria (listed in the link above)  are not required to take the entire certified nurse assistant course but rather will be allowed to take just the final examination (written and practical) to become a CNA in Missouri.  Allow seven (7) to ten (10) for a response.  Please note: It takes six (6) to eight (8) weeks from the test date for your name to be added to the registry.

Individuals meeting any of the above requirements must submit a written request to the DHSS.  Each request must include a clear copy of the individual’s social security card; return address, a daytime telephone number and all additional documentation.

Section for Long Term Care
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Attn: Health Education Unit
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Montana

Website

Cost:  Free

Permanent takes between 2-4 weeks and temporary takes between 2-3 weeks

Online application only at https://mt-reports.com/portal/CertificateList.aspx

Nevada

Website

Cost:  $50 Application + $51.25 Fingerprinting

 

-State Nurse Aid Registry Telephone Directory

Follow all instructions.  All questions in all sections must be answered completely and the answers legibly
written. Incomplete applications will not be processed.  Your application for certification is valid for one year from the date received by the Board. It is your  responsibility to follow up with the Board to determine the ongoing status of your application.  You must notify the Board, in writing, within 30 days of any changes in your address of record.  After all documents are submitted, reviewed, and evaluated, if you are eligible for a temporary certificate, one will be issued. A temporary certificate is valid for six months only and cannot be renewed.  Nevada does not mail certification cards. You must check to see if your certificate has been issued and note its expiration date by visiting the license/certification verification section of our website www.nevadanursingboard.org.

Nebraska

Website

 

Cost:  $20 Abuse Class 

Abuse Class Link– Online Version

 

All nurse aides coming into Nebraska from another state must also have Nebraska’s one-hour in-service on reporting abuse and neglect. If your first Nebraska employer will not give you this in-service, it can be obtained at some of the community colleges or online.

“We process applications in the order received and it can take up to 30 days to process your application after receipt. If your application is not complete, we will send the application back to you with a deficiency letter.

We do not issue licensure cards for Nurse Aides and we do not send you any notification that we have issued your registration number. You can print your registration information from the website which is updated every day at about 8:00 am.”

New Hampshire

Website

Cost:  $82 – Mail 

Application Process:

  1. Please use quality paper for printing the applications (white 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper must be used).
  2. Be sure that the form prints completely, making sure that all text is legible, and all boxed content, seals, and symbols are displayed.
  3. Read and follow the application directions.
  4. Respond to all questions and fill in all requested information.
  5. Note: If the answer is none or N/A, please state so. Applications not completely filled out will be returned to you as incompleted.
  6. Submit the completed application to the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.
  7. Be sure to sign and date and include the correct application fee.

New Jersey

Website

 

Certification through equivalency or reciprocity

If you are certified in another state or U.S. territory, your certification may allow you to work in New Jersey and be placed on the state registry if you satisfy the following:

  • You provide documentation from the state’s or U.S. territory’s registry that you have completed a training and competency evaluation program equivalent to that of New Jersey.
  • You have not been convicted of any crimes and have no findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of resident property on that state’s registry; and
  • You comply with criminal background investigation requirements.

Call 1-877-774-4243 to apply for reciprocity.

New Mexico

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Cost:  Free – Email, Mail, or Fax

New Address: 5301 Central Avenue NE, Suite 1510 Room 11, Albuquerque, NM 87108
New Fax # 505-841-6551
New Phone # 505-861-9680
Updated email address: CNA.Registry@state.nm.us

Reciprocity PDF Form: https://www.nmhealth.org/publication/view/form/5280/

New York

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Cost:  $50 – Mail Only

Fees may be paid by money order or certified check made payable to “NY Commissioner of Health, NYNA.”  Your name and ID (if available) must be written on the form of payment.  Personal checks and cash are not accepted.  Fees are nonrefundable.

Mail to:
Prometric, ATTN: NY Nurse Aide Program
7941 Corporate Drive
Nottingham, MD
21236

North Carolina

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Out-of-State Nurse Aides may be able to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry by either completing a Training Waiver or Reciprocity Application. Eligibility for each are listed below.

  • Training Waiver or Must have completed a state approved nurse aide training program in another state within the last 24 months;
  • Must be currently listed on another state’s registry in an unexpired status and in good standing.
  • Reciprocity Application *(Out of state private duty employment does not qualify candidates for reciprocity)
  • Must have completed a state-approved nurse aide training program, passed competency testing and be listed on another state’s nurse aide registry;
  • Must be currently listed on another state’s registry in an unexpired status and in good standing, having no pending or substantial findings of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or misappropriation of resident of patient property on another State’s registry of nurse aides;
  • Must have been employed as a nurse aide for monetary pay consisting of at least eight (8) hours of time worked performing nursing or nursing related tasks delegated and supervised by an RN in the previous 24 consecutive months can apply for reciprocity.

Reciprocity Application

North Dakota

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Cost:  Free – Online Application

 

Complete applications are processed within 3-5 business days. Status of license applications can be viewed online at https://services.ndhhs.gov/nurseaide/renew/ 

Ohio

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Cost:  Free – Mail or Fax

Download the form by following the Ohio link above.

You can apply for CNA certification reciprocity if you are listed as a nursing assistant with an active certification in another state.  You will need to be listed in good standing with no crimes or misconduct against patients.  It will be necessary to provide the following information to the Ohio Department of Health Nurse Aide Registry:

  1. Your full name
  2. Copy of your driver’s license
  3. Copy of your social security number
  4. Date of birth
  5. Current home address
  6. Daytime phone number
  7. Name of state(s) where you are registered

Submit all the requested information above to:
Ohio Nurse Aide Registry
246 N. High Street
Columbus, OH43215

Or fax to: (614) 564-2461 or (614)466-8692

Oklahoma

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Cost:  Free 

Online Application only at  https://osdhphs.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9XFZYNoVcJ6EOGO

No temporary is allowed, only permanent

Fingerprints are required and done via OKscreen

Processing time is around 30 days

Oregon

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Cost: $60 – Mail Only

Must be mailed to: Oregon State Board of Nursing 17983 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd Portland, Oregon 97224-7012

Must send endorsement application, nursing assistant work history form, fingerprint documents and copy of certificate training

Fingerprinting $65 fee at https://www.oregon.gov/osbn/documents/FAQ_FingerprintBackgroundChecks.pdf

You are eligible to apply for an Oregon CAN certification by endorsement if you:

  • Have never been certified as a CNA in Oregon
  • Completed an approved nurse aide training program in another state or jurisdiction that met federal OBRA standards
  • Hold a current, unencumbered CNA certificate in another state or US jurisdiction;
  • Have at least 400 hours of paid work history doing CNA authorized duties (if it has been more than two years since you completed your training program).

Pennsylvania

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Cost: Free

Online application at https://cna365.examroom.ai/login/?RoleId=1&TenantCode=CD&StateCode=PA

Permeant and temporary allowed

Rhode Island

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Cost: $35 – Mail Only

3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, RI 02908-5097
(401) 222-5888

South Carolina

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Cost: Free

No temporary allowed

Online application only: https://cna365.examroom.ai/login/?RoleId=1&TenantCode=CD&StateCode=SC

Processing time is around 15 days

Fingerprints are required prior to arrival

Proof of GED or diploma is required

South Dakota

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Cost: Free – Online/Mail

Please note:

  • This application process is for individuals who have never been registered as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in South Dakota but are registered in another state pursuant to ARSD §44:74:02:23.
  • If this is the firsttime the individual has applied for Interstate Endorsement as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), the individual may work in South Dakota for up to 4 months while the application is being processed pursuant to ARSD §44:74:02:03.
  • Applications will expire after 4 monthsif all endorsement requirements are not met and the applicant will no longer be eligible to work in South Dakota as a CNA.
  • There is no processing fee for the South Dakota Registry.

Tennesee

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Online

D&S Diversified Technologies took over the TN CNA reciprocity approval process from the TN Dept of Health in May of 2019. Individuals need to visit https://www.hdmaster.com, click on the TENNESSEE link in the NURSE AIDE column, then click on blue button at the bottom of the orange box CLICK HERE FOR: OUT OF STATE NA RECIPROCITY INTO TN.

You can call them for assistance at 888-698-1278.

Texas

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This form cannot be viewed on mobile or tablet devices. Follow the steps below to download and view the form on a desktop PC or Mac.

  1. Right Click for PC or Ctrl + Click for Mac on the PDF link and click “Save link as” from the menu.
  2. Select the folder you want to save the file in and then click “
  3. Navigate to the folder you saved the file in and Right Click for PC or Ctrl + Click for Mac, then select “Open With” from the menu and select Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.Note: Open the PDF file from your desktop or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Do not click on the downloaded file at the bottom of the browser since it will not open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. It will try to open the file in the browser that results in the same browser error message.If still having trouble viewing or downloading a form, click here (please

Vermont

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Cost:  $20 – Online Application

Out-of-state CNAs or LNAs can be endorsed into Vermont without examination only if they meet experience requirements. They must have worked at least 400 hours (50 days) during the prior two years.

License verification will be required. However, an endorsement candidate may receive a temporary license, valid for up to 90 days. Verification forms are available on the website of the Board of Nursing. Application files must be complete within six months.

A nursing assistant with active status who has not met the 400 hour requirement but who completed a program of at least 80 hours may be allowed to test without retraining; the training program must have included at least 30 hours of clinical work and must have been completed in the prior two years.

Utah

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Cost:  $30 – Mail, Fax, or Email

 

Transferring your CNA into and out of Utah: Complete the attached application and email, mail or hand deliver it to our office along with a photocopy of your driver’s license or acceptable form of ID*, nursing assistant  credentials and required fee to the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) office.  The names on the application, ID and nursing assistant credentials must match or your application will be denied.  Only PDF versions of the application and attachments will be accepted by email. JPEG, TIFF, PNG or photos of the application and attachments will not be accepted and will be returned for correct resubmission.

Virginia

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Cost:  Free – Online

 

Register for an account and then login and follow the instructions for applying online.

Washington

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Cost:  $32 – Mail Only

Out of state trained, out of country trained, or nursing school student:  If you have completed an out of state training, out of country training, or if you are a  nursing school student and are requesting approval to take the nurse aide competency examinations you must:

  • Submit application and fee
    • Have your training program submit official transcripts, certificates, or any
    documentation of training. If your documents are not in English, you must have
    them translated by a professional translation service.
    • Evidence of completion of seven hours of AIDS education and training.
    • Have completed a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course, provide a copy
    of the front and back of your current card as proof of completion.
    • Have successfully passed the nurse aide competency examinations.

Note: Once your training has been reviewed, and determined to meet Washington State
requirements, you will be authorized to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment
Program (NNAAP) examinations. Once you have successfully passed your exam,
results will be sent directly to the Department.

Washington D.C.

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Cost:  $15 – Mail

Mail this application and a $15 money order made payable to Pearson VUE, along with copies of your social
security card, your current out-of-state nurse aide certificate/license, and signature-bearing photo identification, to:

Pearson VUE
DC Nurse Aide Endorsement
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785

West Virginia

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Cost:  Free – Online Application

Click the link above and fill out/submit the application for Nurse Aide by Reciprocity.

Wyoming

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Cost:  $120 – Online

Wisconsin

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Cost:  Free – Mail Only

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Office of Caregiver Quality will process your application within 10 business days of our receipt. If you are eligible for placement on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry, you will receive a WI Nurse Aide Registry Card within three (3) weeks.