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Starting Jan. 31 at 3:00 p.m., nurses whose primary state of residence (PSOR) is Washington will be able to apply for a multistate license (MSL).

WABON phone lines will be unavailable from 12-3 p.m. on Jan 31

MSL upgrade information:

  • If you have a Washington single-state license, it won’t change. If you want a multistate license, you must apply for the MSL upgrade.

  • MSL upgrade fee: $65.

  • Your license number won't change when upgrading to an MSL.

  • You must complete an FBI background check as part the application process. (We will email you instructions after you apply.)

  • We expect the MSL application review process to take 2 to 3 weeks.

  • You still must pay your annual renewal fee to maintain an active license in Washington state.

Washington MSL information:

Starting Jan. 31, 2024, nurses new to Washington state can also apply for a Washington MSL. This includes:

  • Nurses moving and changing their PSOR to Washington state.
  • Nurses who have recently completed their nursing education program and are getting their first Washington state license.

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More Information:

Information on how to get a MSL will be available on our website once the application opens.