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
Licensing Questions - click on the sections below to get more information
*I want 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)
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
Processing the application takes 5-7 days (longer if there is criminal history)
The most common reason for delay is not providing the requested documents. Review your Message Center (in the Nurse Portal) to see what additional documents are needed. Click HERE to access the Nurse Portal.
A one time temporary permit can be given for up to 90 days (for LPN/RN) and 120 days (for CNA).
Complete application (the cost is $25). Either:
How do I... Check on my application? ------------ See if my license has been issued?
Log into your nurse portal HERE
Check to see if license has been issued:
Log into the Nurse Portal and click “view status” on the application that you submitted.
The nurse portal shows that my application has items that are pending. What does that mean?:
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:
I want to transfer (endorse) my license/certificate --- TO or FROM --- another state
Transfer (endorse) license/certificate TO another state
Contact the state you are moving to for their process. Each state has different requirements. Click HERE for a list of all state boards of nursing
Transfer (endorse) license/certificate from another state to Wyoming
You will need to apply for a license by endorsement See section above I want to apply for WY license/certification on this page and complete an endorsement application.
----- I want to renew my license/certification -----
----- 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:
Graduate from an international education program (approved by the authorized accrediting body in the applicable country and verified by an independent credential review agency). See Accepted Credentialing Agencies below.
Successfully complete the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX –RN exam.
Provide verification of nursing licensure status and/or authorization to practice, if applicable, from country of origin.
Successfully pass an English proficiency exam that includes the components of reading, speaking, writing and listening (except for applicants from countries where English is the native language and the nursing program was taught in English and used English textbooks).
Provide a copy of your social security card AND another form of lawful presence (driver's license, birth certificate, passport, or other items listed on the application.)
Graduated from a foreign pre-licensure nursing education program within 5 years from date of application.
Accepted transcript credentialing agencies:
CGFNS course-by-course evaluation (Commission for Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools); or
CGFNS certificate program (CES); or
ERES (Education Records Evaluation Service); or
IERF (International Education Research Foundation, Inc); or
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
If a foreign educated nurse is currently licensed in the US, he/she will submit an Endorsement Application instead of the Foreign Educated Application.
Licensing Forms and Resources
Licensing Staff Members
Contact if your last name begins with letter A-L
Contact if your last name begins with letter M-Z
Prometrics CNA Testing
At least 5 registered candidates are needed in order for Prometrics to offer testing. This chart outlines the number of registered candidates as of 9/27/21. Blank is an application missing a preferred site. Contact Prometrics directly to register for an exam https://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/wy