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Nurse Licensing Requirements Across the United States

United States
  • Compact State
  • Non-Compact State

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Single States

State Perm Cost Perm Time Temp Cost Temp Time Renewal Cost Renewal Frequency Renewal Time
Alaska $375.00 2-3 weeks $275.00 10-15 business days $175.00 2 years
California $350.00 6-8 weeks $100.00 6-12 weeks $190.00 2 years
Connecticut $180.00 10-15 business days Fees Included 10-15 business days $110.00 Annually
Hawaii $240.00 $75.00 $176.00 2 years
Illinois $50.00 2-4 weeks $125.00 2-4 weeks $60.00 2 years 6-8 weeks
Massachusetts $275.00 4-6 weeks N/A N/A $120.00 2 years
Michigan $208.80 4-6 weeks $219.50 4-6 weeks $128.50 2 years
Minnesota $138.25 2-4 weeks Fees Included 2-4 weeks $85.00 2 years
Nevada $155.00 2-4 months $155.00 7-10 business days $100.00 2 years
New York $143.00 Same Day (Walk-Thru) $35.00 4-6 weeks $73.00 2 years
Ohio $75.00 2-4 weeks $75.00 2-4 weeks $65.00-$115.00 2 years
Oregon $200.00 3-6 weeks N/A N/A $100.00 2 years
Pennsylvania $200.00 3-4 weeks $190.00 1-2 weeks $122.00 2 years 30-60 days
Rhode Island $135.00 6 months $135.00 4-8 weeks $135.0 2 years
Vermont $150.00 7-10 business days $150.00 7-10 business days $95.00 2 years
Washington $120.00 1-2 months Fee Included 1-2 months $120.00 Annually

Compact States

State Perm Cost Perm Time Temp Cost Temp Time Renewal Cost Renewal Frequency Renewal Time
Alabama $103.50 $50.00 48 hours $103.50 2 years
Arizona $200.00 2-3 days (Walk-Thru) $50.00 2 weeks $160.00 4 years
Arkansas $100.00 2-4 weeks $155.00 2-4 weeks $75.00 2 years
Colorado $43.00 4 weeks $43.00 10-14 business days $123.00 2 years
Delaware $156.00 4-8 weeks $196.00 4-8 weeks Varies 2 years
Florida $110.00 2-4 weeks $110.00 2-4 weeks $75.00 2 years
Georgia $75.00 $75.00 2 weeks $65.00 2 years
Idaho $150.00 5-10 business days $25.00 7-10 business days $90.00 2 years
Indiana $50.00 Immediate $75.00 2 weeks $50.00 2 years
Iowa $169.00 5 business days $169.00 $99.00 3 years
Kansas $123.00 2-4 weeks $75.00 4-8 weeks $85.00 2 years
Kentucky $165.00 2 weeks $165.00 5-10 business days $65.00 Annually
Louisiana $240.00 4-6 weeks $140.00 5-10 business days $240.00 Annually
Maine $75.00 1-2 weeks $75.00 N/A $75.00 2 years
Maryland $100.00 4-6 weeks $40.00 3-5 business days $136.00 2 years
Mississippi $175.00 7-14 business days $125.00 7-10 business days $60.00 2 years
Missouri $55.00 Same Day (Walk-Thru) $55.00 Same Day (Walk-Thru) $60.00 2 years
Montana $100.00 10 business days N/A N/A $100.00 2 years
Nebraska $123.00 1-2 weeks $123.00 1-2 weeks $123.00 2 years
New Hampshire $120.00 4-6 weeks $20.00 4 weeks $80.00 2 years
New Mexico $150.00 5-10 business days $60.00 2-3 weeks $110.00 2 years
North Carolina $150.00 6-8 weeks $150.00 2-3 weeks $100.00 2 years
North Dakota $160.00 7-10 business days $160.00 7-10 business days $120.00 2 years
Oklahoma $85.00 1-2 weeks $95.00 1-2 weeks $75.00 2 years
South Carolina $100.00 10-14 business days $120.00 Same Day (Walk-Thru) $75.00 2 years
South Dakota $100.00 3-6 weeks $125.00 2-3 business days $115.00 2 years
Tennessee $115.00 6 weeks N/A N/A $100.00 2 years
Texas $186.00 2 weeks Fee Included 2 weeks $60.00 2 years 2 days
Utah $100.00 2-4 weeks N/A N/A $58.00 2 years
Virginia $190.00 2-4 weeks Fee Included 2-4 weeks $140.00 2 years
West Virginia $100.00 7-10 business days $125.00 7-10 business days $67.00 Annually
Wisconsin $90.00 1-3 weeks $90.00 1-3 weeks $90.00 2 years
Wyoming $135.00 45-60 days $120.00 10-14 business days $110.00 2 years

Walk Through States

State Perm Cost Perm Time Temp Cost Temp Time Renewal Cost Renewal Frequency Renewal Time
Idaho $150.00 5-10 business days $25.00 7-10 business days $90.00 2 years
Indiana $50.00 Immediate $75.00 2 weeks $50.00 2 years
Louisiana $240.00 4-6 weeks $140.00 5-10 business days $240.00 Annually
Missouri $55.00 Same Day (Walk-Thru) $55.00 Same Day (Walk-Thru) $60.00 2 years
Montana $100.00 10 business days N/A N/A $100.00 2 years
South Carolina $100.00 10-14 business days $120.00 Same Day (Walk-Thru) $75.00 2 years
South Dakota $100.00 3-6 weeks $125.00 2-3 business days $115.00 2 years
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