How to Obtain Your West Virginia Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES
Application $100
Temporary License $25

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

Link to Online Reinstatement

ASSOCIATED FEES PROCESS
Timely $65 Active within 24 hours if license is renewed online
Reinstatement $115 About 7-10 business days when renewed online

Temporary License Processing

It takes approximately 5 to 10 business days to receive a temporary license in West Virginia after the board has received all necessary documents and the license will last for up to 180 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TEMPORARY PERMANENT
Completed Application – Notarized Yes Yes
Proof/Verification of Original State license No Yes
Copy of Current License Yes Yes
2×2 Photo with a Signature on Bottom Yes Yes

Application will be abandoned after 6 months if not complete, and a new application must be submitted.

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

All licenses expire on October 31st of each year regardless of the issue date.

If licensed before November 1st, 2012 nurses are required to complete 12 hours of CE including 3 hours related to substance abuse unless exempt for a particular reason.

If licensed on or after November 1st, 2012 nurses are required to complete 3 hours related to substance abuse unless exempt for a particular reason.

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

Contact Information & Mailing Address

West Virginia State Board of Nursing
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102
Charleston, WV  25311-1620

Phone:  304-558-3596

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