How to Obtain Your Washington Nursing License
License by Endorsement
2 business days
Late Renewal (1-3 Years)
Temporary License Processing
Proof/Verification of Original State License
Verification/Copy of Current License
Completed Fingerprint Card
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.
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
Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501