Licensure By Endorsement

West Virginia



Temp License:

The Process


1.Complete an application for Licensure by Endorsement online

2. Pay the associated fees

3. Complete a criminal background check through Identogo with the service code: 228NJX

  • You can complete your fingerprints in-state or out-of-state. It is encouraged for you to complete them electronically, but if there is not a service provider locally you can request to have them done on ink and paper. If they are not done electronically, you will need to mail in the completed fingerprint cards. 
  • If you complete your finger prints out of state you will need to submit a fingerprint card by mail

4. Verification from your original state of licensure and the state you are currently employed.  

  • If the state participates in Nursys, you must complete the Nursys verification process, pay their fee and designate West Virginia as the receipt of the verification.
  • If the state does not participate in Nursys, you must contact their state Boards directly for further instructions. You will need to send them a Verification of Licensure form to complete and then they will submit it directly to the West Virginia Board of Nursing on your behalf.

5. If you answer “yes” to any discipline related questions you will need to submit the following documents: narrative and/or supporting documents as required and submit certified copies of court documents as required (if applicable).

Renewal License

All currently active LPN license expire every 2 years on the even years

  • LPNs are required to complete 24 contact hours of continuing education and engage in 400 clock hours of LPN practice in each 2 year reporting period


Temporary License

Approximately within 7 business days upon receipt of all required documents. The temporary license is valid for 90 days and is non-renewable.


Endorsement Application:


Temporary Permit:


Important things to Know About Applying For Licensure for Endorsement

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