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HOW TO TRANSFER STATE LICENSE AS A TRAVELING NURSE

Confused about how the licensing process works for traveling nurses?




Each state has their own rules and procedures when it comes to getting licensed, and there are currently 32 compact states. Getting you compact license makes travel very easy between other compact states, however you can still apply for other states through the process of endorsement.


Find the state you are interested in below and click the state for more info, or click on your specialty to begin the process.


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 to 2 weeks.Perm Processing Time – 1 to 2 weeks.

RN/LPN – $138.50 Fee


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – 10 DaysPerm Processing Time – 4 to 8 Weeks

RN – $375 to $475LPN– $375 to $475


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 30 Days RN | 48+ Hour Walk through LPNPerm Processing Time – 2 to 3 Months

RN – $250LPN – $50


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 14 Days RN | 4 Days LPNPerm Processing Time – 4 to 10 Weeks

RN – $125LPN – $125


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – 6 to 10 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 3 to 6 months

RN – $200LPN – $200


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 14 Days RN | 1 to 2 Weeks LPNPerm Processing Time – 4 to 10 Weeks

RN – $43LPN – $43


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – 2 Weeks RN | 5 Days LPNPerm Processing Time – 3 to 4 Weeks RN | 10 Days LPN

RN – $180LPN – $150


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 WeekPerm Processing Time – 2 to 6 Weeks

RN – $250LPN – $150


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – NAPerm Processing Time – 30 Days

RN – $110LPN – $110


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – NAPerm Processing Time – 1 to 2 Weeks.

RN – $75LPN (.pdf) – $75


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – 10 to 15 DaysPerm Processing Time – 2 to 4 Weeks RN | 2 Weeks LPN

RN – $146 to $202LPN – $146 to $202


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 2 MonthsPerm Processing Time – 2 to 4 Weeks RN | 2 Weeks LPN

RN – $110LPN – $110


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – 3 to 4 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 2 to 3 Months RN | 2 to 4 Weeks LPN

RN – $75LPN – $75


Compact – Pending (7/1/20)Temp Processing Time – 2 to 4 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 3 to 5 Weeks

RN – $60LPN – $60


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 WeekPerm Processing Time – 1 to 3 Weeks

RN – $169LPN – $169


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 WeekPerm Processing Time – 1 to 3 Weeks

RN – $75LPN – $75


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 2 to 4 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 2 to 4 Weeks RN | 4 – 6 Weeks LPN

RN – $180LPN – $180


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – Walk ThroughPerm Processing Time – 6 to 12 Weeks

RN – $140.75LPN – $175.75


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 to 2 Weeks (RN can work for 90 days temp)Perm Processing Time – Prior to Temp Exp RN | 1 Week LPN

RN – $75LPN – $50


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – Walk throughPerm Processing Time – 3 to 6 Weeks

RN – (.pdf) $192.75LPN (.pdf)- $175.50


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – 10 DaysPerm Processing Time – 1 to 4 Weeks

RN –  $275LPN – $275


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – N/APerm Processing Time – 6 to 8 Weeks (2 year renewal cycle)

RN –  $208.80LPN – $208.80


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – 2 to 5 days (lasts 60 days)Perm Processing Time – 1 to 2 Weeks

RN –  $138.25LPN – $138.25


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 3 to 5 days (lasts 90 days)Perm Processing Time – 1 to 3 Weeks

RN –  $175LPN – $135


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – Walk through (good for 6 months)Perm Processing Time – 1 to 3 Weeks

RN (.pdf) –  $55LPN (.pdf) – $51


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – N/APerm Processing Time – 1 to 3 Weeks

RN/LPN (.pdf) – $200


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 3 to 6 Weeks (lasts 60 days)Perm Processing Time – 2 to 8 Weeks

RN (.pdf) –  Fees VaryLPN (.pdf) – Fees Vary


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – N/APerm Processing Time – N/A

RN –  $156.25LPN – $290


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 2 to 6 WeeksPerm Processing Time – N/A

RN/LPN –  $120


Compact – PartialTemp Processing Time – N/APerm Processing Time – 4 to 6 Weeks

RN –  $258.69LPN – $258.69


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 2 to 4 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 2 to 4 Weeks

RN –  $160LPN – $115


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – N/APerm Processing Time – 6 to 8 Weeks

RN –  $143LPN – $143


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 to 2 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 6 to 8 Weeks

RN/LPN –  $150


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 to 2 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 1 to 2 Weeks

RN/LPN –  $160


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 3 to 4 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 6 to 8 Weeks

RN –  $75 + Home state feeLPN – $75 + Home state fee


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 2 to 4 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 6 to 8 Weeks

RN (.pdf) – $99LPN (.pdf) – $95


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – N/APerm Processing Time – 4 to 6 Weeks

RN – $268.50LPN – $268.50


Compact – PendingTemp Processing Time – 1 to 2 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 4 to 8 Weeks

RN (.pdf) – $135LPN (.pdf) – $155


Compact – PendingTemp Processing Time – N/APerm Processing Time – 4 to 8 Weeks

RN – $135LPN – $135


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – N/APerm Processing Time – 2 to 8 Weeks

RN – $110LPN – $186.50


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 to 2 Weeks RN | 3 to 6 Weeks LPNPerm Processing Time – 3 to 5 Weeks

RN – $125LPN – $125


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 4 to 6 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 4 to 8 Weeks

RN (.pdf)- $115LPN (.pdf) – $115


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 to 2 WeeksPerm Processing Time – 2 to 3 Weeks

RN – $186LPN – $111


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – N/APerm Processing Time – 2 to 3 Weeks

RN/LPN – $100


Compact – PendingTemp Processing Time – Walk ThroughPerm Processing Time – 2 to 3 Weeks

RN – $150LPN – $150


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 7 to 10 Days RN | 3 to 6 Days LPNPerm Processing Time – 2 to 6 Weeks

RN – $190LPN – $170


Compact – NoTemp Processing Time – 2 to 3 Weeks RN | N/A  LPNPerm Processing Time – 4 to 8 Weeks

RN – $120LPN – $88


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 2 to 3 Weeks RN | N/A  LPNPerm Processing Time – 4 to 8 Weeks

RN (portal) – $120LPN (portal) – $88


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 2 Weeks RN | 5 Weeks LPNPerm Processing Time – 2 Weeks RN | 6 Weeks LPN

RN (.pdf) – $200LPN (.pdf) – $92


Compact – YesTemp Processing Time – 1 WeekPerm Processing Time – 2 Weeks

RN (.pdf) – $200LPN (.pdf) – $190


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