Review Information below before contacting the WSBN.  

All fees are non-refundable.

No refunds will be given for incorrect submissions. 

Please make certain you are submitting the correct application type.

*CLICK HERE to apply for WY license/certification*

Licensing System and Nurse Portal

Applicants and Licensees are required to create a profile in the nurse portal to manage their initial and renewal applications; submit requests to Board staff; receive alerts/reminders from Board staff; and, check their license status online.  All candidates must create profiles before submitting applications. Paper applications are no longer accepted and credit/debit card payments are the only form of payment accepted. Be prepared to upload required documents and print instructions.



REVIEW THESE FAQs TO HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION

CNA Certification by Examination (CNAs who are certifying for the first time)

CNA Certification by Endorsement (Certified in another state)

LPN RN License by Examination (LPN/RN applying for their first license - need to take NCLEX)

LPN/RN/APRN License by Endorsement (License in another state)

APRN License by Examination (APRN applying for their first license)

Criminal Background Check (CBC)

Completing Fingerprint Cards

-----  I want to renew my license/certification  -----

Renewal of license requires active nursing/CNA  practice of at least 200 hours in the past 5 years see Administrative Rules of the WSBN, Ch 2, Sect 13.

Renewal FAQ

What do I do if I cannot remember my username and/or password?

How do I start the renewal process?

If I currently have a multistate license in another state do I need to renew my Wyoming license?

Can I upgrade to a multistate and renew at the same time?

If I have an APRN and an RN license can I renew them both through the nurse portal?

Do I need to renew my Prescriptive Authority?

Do I need to renew my IV-C Therapy?

Do I need to renew my HHA, CNA II, or MA-C?

How many CEUs do I need to renew my license/certificate?

Do I need to send copies of my CEs?

Can I use volunteer hours for active nursing practice?

Does taking care of sick family members or neighbors count as active nursing practice?

 

How long does it take to get my license? ----------- Can I apply for a temporary permit?      

TIME: Licensure generally takes 3 weeks once all documents are received but may take up to 45 days to complete.

TEMPORARY PERMIT

Select Temporary Permit on the initial application; or

Complete a temporary application (found under Apply for License) 


How do I upgrade my single state license to a multistate license?   

FINGERPRINT CARDS: 

WSBN 

130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B. 

Cheyenne WY 82002

APPLICATION


How do I...   Check on my application?  ------------  See if my license has been issued?   

Log into your nurse portal HERE 

Log into the Nurse Portal and click “view status” on the application that you submitted.

Once an application has been submitted online, the items that relate to the application will show as pending until the application and documents have been received and reviewed by WSBN staff. If you are missing items a message is sent to the message center in your nurse portal account listing the items that are needed. Read the messages in the Message Center (left-hand side of the portal) to see what additional documents are needed.

Where do I send fingerprint cards?   ----------------   How/where can I be fingerprinted?    

Mail completed fingerprint cards to: 

WSBN 

130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B. 

Cheyenne WY 82002


Click here for: INSTRUCTIONS ON COMPLETING FINGERPRINT CARDS


Most local police stations or law enforcement offices will accommodate you and take fingerprints, but they may impose a fee for this service.

Where do I send transcripts?   

Official transcripts with degree posted and date awarded must be sent directly to WSBN from the school. 

Either send the transcript electronically to: wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov or mail to the Board office.

WSBN Mailing Address

130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B. 

Cheyenne WY 82002



I want to transfer (endorse) my license/certificate  --- TO or FROM  --- another state  

Transfer (endorse) license/certificate TO another state

Transfer (endorse) license/certificate from another state to Wyoming

----- How do I verify a license/certificate for a nurse or CNA? -----

To verify a nursing License (RN/LPN/APRN) go to Nursys - Click HERE

To verify a CNA certificate click HERE

-----  Nurse Licensure Compact  Information-----

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows a nurse (LPN/RN) to hold one multistate license to practice in their home state and other compact states. All initial Wyoming applications are  vetted for a multistate license. Applicants must meet uniform licensure requirements (ULRs) to be issued a multistate license. Multistate licenses are issued by the primary state of residence (PSOR). If a nurse permanently relocates to another compact state, he/she must apply for a license in the new compact state. Visit National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for more information and a map of current compact states. 


-----  Military Educated Applicants  -----

Wyoming allows an individual who has graduated from an approved military course (listed in the NCSBN Analysis – Military) within the 5 yrs prior to application, to apply and sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) NCLEX .  In addition to completing an application, the Military Verification form must be completed and submitted as part of the application process.

----- Foreign Educated Applicants -----

Foreign educated applicants must submit a Foreign Educated Application and  meet the following criteria:

Accepted transcript credentialing agencies:


Accepted English Proficiency Exams and standards:


If a foreign educated nurse is currently licensed in the US, please submit an Endorsement Application instead of the Foreign Educated Application.

Licensing Forms and Resources

Questions?

For fastest service:

Call the licensing department at the number listed below.  Please allow up to 2 business days for a return call.

Licensing Staff Members

Brittney Goude

Licensing Specialist

Last Names A-L

307-777-6120

Jodie Koenigs

Licensing Specialist

Last Names M-Z

307-777-8620

Lisa Hastings

Licensing Supervisor

307-777-7616

Prometrics CNA Testing

At least 4 registered candidates are needed in order for Prometrics to offer testing. 

This chart outlines the number of COMPLETE applications processed but do not have a scheduled appointment. This is a snapshot and changes daily as applications are processed.

 Information as of 3/27/2023. 

Blank is an application missing a preferred site. 

Contact Prometrics directly to register for an exam https://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/wy

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