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Licensure FAQ

All Applications

Yes! Please email forms and documents to
Once the Board f o Nursing has received your completed application and all necessary documents your application will move into final review. Final review will take up to 5 business days.
Applications and fees remain valid for one year from the date of submittal.
Go to the Nurse Portal and monitor your progress regularly through the status link.
Email or upload (PDF preferred) a state issued driver’s license and the impetus (reason) for the name change, such as a Divorce Decree, or Marriage Certificate, or Court Order/Judgment
The Board of Nursing has gone paperless and thus relies on e-mail for communication. Keep your email up to date in the Nurse Portal, and sign up for e-Notify via
All Rules are located on our website at

Exam Application

Visit the Pearson Vue web site at
Examination results, available only from your Board of Nursing, will be emailed to candidates within two (5) business day of taking the examination.
Exam applicants are eligible to re-test after 45 days.


Law Enforcement or finger printing stations may use LiveScan to scan fingerprints, but the images must be printed onto a card, (any standard fingerprint card will suffice) and mailed to us.
Mail to: Idaho Board of Nursing, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0061


As your nursing license is no longer active, and per Board of Nursing requirements, fingerprints are necessary for new applications. [ID Code 54-1401]
No, re-taking of the NCLEX is not required for reinstatement. Fingerprints, employment verification and potential completion of Continued Competence Requirements are part of the application process.

Temporary Licenses

You must apply for a renewable license to be eligible for a temporary license. Cost $25
Log into the Nurse Portal and either apply within your application or apply for a temporary application (do not select a Short-term temporary application as this is conditional).
Contact the board
You must have Approval to Test (ATT for the NCLEX); and this temporary license is only good for 90 days, it is conditional and cannot be extended

Verification of Licensure

Go to Select green box on right; “Nurse License Verification for Endorsement,” follow request instructions, and pay designated fee
  • ONLINE RN/APRN –, Submit “Request for License Letter,” with fee
    MAIL – Attach a check or money order payable to “BRN” and mail to:

    California Board of Registered Nursing
    Attn: Renewals
    Unit PO Box 944210
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2100

    MAIL – Attach check or money order payable to “BVNPT”

    California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
    2535 Capitol Oaks Drive – Suite 205
    Sacramento, CA 95833-2945

Each State BON has their own form, in general, but we will accept an email with a release and required information.

View the Idaho License Verification Form as an example and assure the receiving Board information and address are included. As always, emails are preferred.

Other Topics

Within the application process, national certifications are accepted from the awarding body, or the applicant (including wall certificate or wallet card – but no screen shots)
Idaho residents can learn more and apply for a Compact License by visiting
The Employment Verification form is designed for the applicant to complete. Please sign and date the top portion and then send it to the employer for completion and transmittal via email to the Board of Nursing at

Note: If the form does not come from the employer (or 3rd Party), it may be rejected.
For questions regarding the C.N.A program or the Nurse Aide Registry please contact the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare at: (208) 334-6620 or
Transcripts and Affidavits of Graduation must be received by the original institution or a transcript service and sent to the Idaho Board of Nursing either by mail or via email

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