South Carolina is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State.

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 South Carolina State Board of Nursing
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, SC  29210
Phone: 803-896-4550

Link to Online Renewal

License by Endorsement

Temporary License$10

License Renewal


Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 10 business days to receive a temporary license in South Carolina after all documents have been received by the board of nursing in said state. The license will last for up to 60 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

Completed Application – May Apply OnlineYesYes
Proof/Verification of Original State licenseNoYes
Copy of Current LicenseYesYes
Completed Fingerprint Card 

Email the board to request cards

Proof of Residence – Driver’s license or state issued IDYesYes
Evidence of Continued CompetenceYesYes
Copy of SSN CardYesYes
Copy of Vital Statistics Birth Certificate or PassportYesYes
2X2 Photo – Signed and DatedYesYes

** Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are in the process of being received and is used in the meantime before a permanent license is obtained. There are additional steps that MUST be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information

Criminal background check required for nurses applying for reinstatement.

Completion of 30 hours of CE required and completion of a course in legal aspects of nursing is also required.

Please feel free to view competency requirements on The South Carolina State Board of Nursing for alternative options (link above).

**Be sure to check address for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

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