Obtaining Your South Carolina Nursing License

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South Carolina is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

South Carolina Board of Nursing

110 Centerview Dr
Columbia, SC  29210
TEL: 803-896-4550
FAX:  803-896-4515

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $100
Temp license $10

Temp License Processing

Approximately within 10 business days upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 60 days
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed application – may apply online Yes Yes
2x2 photo – signed and dated on front Yes Yes
Copy of vital statistics birth certificate or passport Yes Yes
Copy of SSN card Yes Yes
Copy of current state license Yes Yes
Evidence of continued competence Yes Yes
Proof of residence – driver’s license or state issued ID Yes Yes
Verification of original state license No Yes
Fingerprint cards – email the board to request cards nurseboard@llr.sc.gov No Yes

Contact IdentoGO/MorphoTrust at 866-254-2366 to verify current fee and questions regarding fingerprinting
Fingerprint card and fee must be sent to IdentoGO/MorphoTrust

Apply online

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license. Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

License Renewal

Processing Fees  
Timely $75
Reinstatement $60

Additional Info

Criminal background check required for reinstatements.  Completion of 30 hours of CE required and completion of a course in legal aspects. View competency requirements on the website for alternative options.

Online Renewal
Verify a South Carolina license

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address