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