License/Certification Information for RN, LPN, CNA

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* Indicates Nurse Compact State

Alabama

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 4-6 weeks Fees: $138.50
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $138.50
Time to Complete: reciprocity ; facility gets you on the registry Fees: Apply for job

Alaska

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 4-8 weeks Fees: $325
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $325
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks Fees: $260

Arizona *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-3 Months Fees: $250
Time to Complete: 2-3 Months Fees: $50
Time to Complete: 4-6 Months Fees: $50

Arkansas *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $125
Time to Complete: 10 Weeks Fees: $125
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks Fees: No Fee

California

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 10-12 Weeks Fees: $200
Time to Complete: 6 Months Fees: $200
Fees: No app fee, but will have fingerprinting fee

Colorado *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $43
Time to Complete: 3-4 Weeks Fees: $43
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $10

Connecticut

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 3-4 Weeks Fees: $180
Time to Complete: 10 Days Fees: $150
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks Fees: $55

Delaware *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $250
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks Fees: $150
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $30

District of Columbia

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: Waiting for info Fees: $230 plus background check fee
Time to Complete: waiting for info Fees: $230 plus background check fee
Time to Complete: waiting for info Fees: $15

Florida

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 30 Days Fees: $110
Time to Complete: 30 Days Fees: $110
Time to Complete: Up To 30 Days Fees: Fingerprinting Fee varies

Georgia

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 10-15 Days Fees: $75
Time to Complete: 10-15 Days Fees: $75
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Hawaii

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-4 Weeks Fees: $146-$202
Time to Complete: 10-15 Days Fees: Varies per the year $146-$202
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $25

Idaho *

Time Est. Fees
Fees: $177
Fees: $177
Fees: No Fee

Illinois

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-3 Months Fees: $75
Time to Complete: 2-4 Weeks Fees: $75
Time to Complete: 1-3 Days Fees: No Fee

Indiana

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 3-4 Weeks Fees: $60
Time to Complete: 4-5 Weeks Fees: $60
Time to Complete: 2-6 weeks Fees: $65

Iowa *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $169
Time to Complete: 5-10 Days Fees: $169
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Kansas

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 3-4 Weeks Fees: $75
Time to Complete: 4-6 weeks
Time to Complete: Exam/ 3-4 Weeks after Fees: $20

Kentucky *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-4 Weeks Fees: $179.75
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $179.75
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Louisiana

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $140.75-$25.75
Time to Complete: 12 weeks Fees: $175.75
Time to Complete: NA Fees: No Endorsement

Maine *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: Prior to temp expiration Fees: $75
Time to Complete: 1 Week Fees: $50
Time to Complete: 4-6 Months Fees: $20

Maryland *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 3-4 Weeks Fees: $192.75
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $174.50
Time to Complete: Up To 3 Months Fees: $20

Massachusetts

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 1-3 Weeks Fees: $275
Time to Complete: 4 Weeks Fees: $275
Time to Complete: 3 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Michigan

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: NA Fees: $64
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $54
Time to Complete: No Reciprocity/Exam/2 Weeks Fees: Training Program

Minnesota

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: $105
Time to Complete: Varies Fees: $115
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Mississippi *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: $125
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks
Time to Complete: 2-4 Weeks Fees: $26

Missouri *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $95.80
Time to Complete: Take Exam (passed) 6-8 Weeks Fees: Exam Fees Vary

Montana *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 30 Days Fees: $200
Time to Complete: 10 Days Fees: $227.25
Time to Complete: 4-6 weeks Fees: No Fee

Nebraska *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-8 Weeks Fees: $59.50 - $151.75
Time to Complete: 2-4 Weeks Fees: $20 Abuse Course

Nevada

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: NA Fees: $145
Time to Complete: 2-4 Months Fees: $50 app/$51.25 Fingerprinting

New Hampshire *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 8 Weeks Fees: $167
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $82

New Jersey

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $261.44
Time to Complete: 4-6 Months Fees: $30 Some States Do Not Xfer

New Mexico *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 3-4 Weeks Fees: $160
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks Fees: $115
Time to Complete: 3-4 Weeks Fees: No Fee

New York

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 3-4 Weeks unless from CA or IL (add 6-8 weeks) Fees: $178
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $178
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: $50

North Carolina *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $218
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $150
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $101

North Dakota *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: $160
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks Fees: $160
Time to Complete: 2-4 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Ohio

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $75 plus home state verification fee
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Oklahoma

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: Must request temp to go active Fees: $99
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks Fees: $95
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Oregon

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $268.50 plus home states verification fees
Time to Complete: 3-4 Weeks Fees: $268.50 plus home states verification fees
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $124.50

Pennsylvania

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 4-8 Weeks Fees: $135
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $155
Time to Complete: 2-4 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Rhode Island *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: Waiting for info Fees: $135
Time to Complete: 8 Weeks
Time to Complete: 8+ weeks Fees: $35

South Carolina *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $110
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $110
Time to Complete: Online app/Exam 7-10 Days Fees: No Fee

South Dakota *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 3-5 Weeks Fees: $125
Fees: $125+
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Depends On Home State Fees: No Fee

Tennessee *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $115
Time to Complete: 6-8 Weeks Fees: $115
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Texas *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $186
Time to Complete: 10 Days Fees: $111
Time to Complete: 1-3 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Utah *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $100
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $100
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: $10

Vermont

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $150
Time to Complete: 3-6 Days Fees: Waiting on further information
Time to Complete: Up To 3 Months Fees: $20

Virginia *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks Fees: $190
Time to Complete: 2-6 Weeks Fees: $170
Time to Complete: 30-45 Days Fees: No Fee

Washington

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 7-8 Weeks Fees: $88
Time to Complete: 4-6 Weeks Fees: $88
Time to Complete: Up To 3 Weeks Fees: $$65

West Virginia

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: $125
Time to Complete: 7-10 Days Fees: $51.13 - $81.13
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: No Fee

Wisconsin *

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: 1-2 Weeks Fees: $200
Time to Complete: 5-6 Weeks Fees: $92
Time to Complete: 2-3 weeks Fees: No Fee

Wyoming

Time Est. Fees
Time to Complete: Issued within 90 days Fees: $200
Time to Complete: 2 Weeks Fees: $185
Time to Complete: 2-4 Months Fees: $120