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Obtaining Your Oregon Nursing License

For Nurses: Licensing Guide/Oregon

Contact Information

Oregon State Board Information

17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.

Portland, OR 97224-7012

License by Endorsement



Application Fee


Background Check Fee


Temp License Processing

Documents Needed



Completed online application



Verification of original state license



Verification of most current or recently practiced state license



Transcripts – Sent directly from nursing school



Completion of at least 960 practice hrs in last 5 yrs



Fingerprint card - Criminal background check (Fingerprint card and instructions are provided by the board once online application is received. Must request fingerprint card if a paper application is used.)



Additional Info

Within 24 months of first renewal of OR license, must complete 7 hours of pain management-related CEU -One of the 7 total hours must be completed online

Within 60 days of expiration, requires either minimum of 960 hours during past 5 years, complete re-entry program within 2 years preceding renewal, OR graduate from OSBN-approved nursing program within past 5 years.

Expired more than 60 days – requires at least 960 hours during past 5 years (CEUs cannot be used) and complete background check (call OSBN at 971-673-0685 to request fingerprint packet)

License Renewal


Processing Fee

Renewal License Processing



Approx 3-5 business days- Renew online w/in 60 days

Late Removal


Approx 10 business days for paper app