Chapter 5, Section 4(r) Refunds - Fees paid to the Board for applications submitted for incorrect license type shall be refunded subject to the following processing fee(s):

(A) Refund processing fee for LPN/RN/APRN application $50

(B) Refund processing fee for CNA applications $25

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.


*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.

Criminal Background Check (CBC)

Completing Fingerprint Cards

How do I upgrade my single-state license (LPN/RN) to a multistate license?   




130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B. 

Cheyenne WY 82009

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

Log into your nurse portal HERE 

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: 


130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B. 

Cheyenne WY 82009


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 the degree posted and date awarded must be sent directly to WSBN from the school

Electronically to: 

WSBN Mailing Address

130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B. 

Cheyenne WY 82009

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

-----  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.

-----  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?



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

Raymie Bingman

Licensing Lead


Kaitlyne Crecelius

Licensing Specialist