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Starting Jan. 31, 2024, nurses whose primary state of residence (PSOR) is Washington will be able to apply for a multistate license (MSL). 

Information for nurses who:

  • Are moving to Washington state with a multistate license.
  • Want to upgrade their single-state Washington license to an MSL.

General MSL application information:

  • Don't try to apply for an MSL before Jan. 31 to avoid additional nonrefundable licensing fees. 
  • We expect the MSL application review process will take 2 to 3 weeks.
  • You must complete an FBI background check as part the application process. (We will email you instructions after you apply.)

MSL upgrade information:

  • The MSL upgrade fee is $65.
  • You must still pay your annual renewal fee to maintain an active license in Washington state.
  • Your license number won't change when upgrading to an MSL.

More Information

We will send out more information as we get closer to the date.