Wyoming Nurse License Overview

Temp License:
BON website
(307) 777-7601


Endorsement Application: RNs $135.00, LPNs: $120.00

Temporary Permit: $25

How long does it take to get a Wyoming Nursing License?

Permanent License

Approximately 21-45 business days upon receipt of all required materials.

Temporary License

Within 1-3 business days upon receipt of all required materials.

WY License Renewal

  • Renewal cadence: Both RN and LPN licenses expire biannually in even-numbered years. The renewal period opens on Oct 1st and closes on Dec 31st. 
  • Renewal fee: RNs: 110.00, LPNs: $90.00
  • Required contact hours: 400 hours of employment as a nurse in the past 2 years, or 15-30 hours of continuing education. 
    - If you were employed over 200 hours but less than 400 hours, you are required to complete 15 CEUs. If you are employed less than 200 hours, you are required to complete 300 hours for renewal. 
  • If you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to the renewal period, you are still required to renew your license during the renewal period.
  • Renewal is done online.  

Important Things to Know about Wyoming Nurse Licenses

  • The most common reason for delays in application processing is not providing the requested documents. Review your Message Center in the nurse portal to ensure no additional documentation is necessary.
  • Your application is valid for 12 months. If incomplete after 12 months have passed, your application will be discarded and you must reapply and repay the application fee.
  • All card transactions have a $5.00 processing fee. Only debit and credit payments are accepted.
  • You can view the Wyoming BON’s FAQ section here

WY Licensure by Endorsement


Permanent License

  1. Submit an application online and pay the fee. The process is the same for RNs and LPNs. 
  2. Request verification of licensure via Nursys from your original state of licensure and the state where you are currently employed. If you still hold an active license in your exam state, only that state's license verification is required. If these states do not participate in Nursys, you will need to contact that state's BON and request verification be sent to the Wyoming BON via the LPN-RN Verification Form.
  3. Provide a background check with fingerprints. Instructions for our background check and fingerprinting can be found here. You will need to mail your fingerprints to this address:
    - WSBN 130 Hobbs Ave, Suite B. Cheyenne, WY 82009

  1. Request official transcripts with the degree posted and the date awarded to be sent directly to the Wyoming BON from the school where you graduated. Your transcripts can be mailed to the address above or sent electronically to wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov

Temporary License

  1. If you wish to be issued a provisional license, please indicate this on your application. 
  2. Temporary permits are valid for 90 days and are non-renewable.
  3. Once all items have been received by the BON except the results of your background check, you may be issued a provisional license.

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