Washington State Licensure & Registration Info

The Washington Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. Nurses planning to work in Washington must apply to the Board of Nursing for licensure. Washington is not a Nurse Licensure Compact state.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP Verification Letter.

Exams scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Overall Score: 83; Speaking Score: 26
  • IELTS Overall Score: 6.5; Speaking Score: 7.0

Notes

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Overall Score: 79; Speaking Score: 26
  • IELTS Overall Score: 6.0; Speaking Score: 7.0

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

Not Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Not Required

Notes

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