How to Obtain Your Washington Nursing License

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$88

Temporary License

Fee included

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely

$97

2 business days

Late Renewal (1-3 Years)

$147

2-3 weeks

Expired Renewal

$217

Temporary License Processing

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Application

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State License

Yes

Yes

Verification/Copy of Current License

Yes

Yes

Completed Fingerprint Card

No

Yes

Nurses must attest to 7 hours of AIDS Education Training. Proof is not required with the application but can be requested any time within 2 years of approval.

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information

Licenses Expired Over 3 Years:

  • Nurses must include a copy of a current active license from another state.
  • Nurses must also complete the Washington State Board of Nursing refresher course.

Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Washington State Board of Nursing

Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA  98501

Phone:  360-236-4700

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