Aspiring nurses must complete fingerprinting with LiveScan, and the board must receive the results from the Dept. of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation which can take 3 – 6 weeks. As of August 10, 2009, the Board is no longer issuing interim or temporary licenses prior to the completion of the fingerprinting process. This process can be lengthy and should be prepared in advanced to ensure timely licensing and/or certification. If you need help with the licensing process, contact our attorneys for a consultation.