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An official state criminal history record check (CHRC) is required from your current state of residence. For applicants living, working, or completing training in Pennsylvania, your CHRC will be generated automatically as part of your application and the required fee will be included at checkout.
- In addition to the background check from your current state of residence, you will need to submit official state CHRCs from every state where you have lived, worked, or completed training during the last 10 years. An FBI background check can be submitted in lieu of state checks where you previously lived, worked or trained. No record checks can be dated more than 90 days prior to the date you submit your application.
You are required to complete three hours of Board-approved continuing education on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting. Learn more about
Approved Child Abuse CE Providers. Confirmation of the course completion must be sent directly to the Board from the education provider. When registering for a course, please be sure to indicate that you are applying for Pennsylvania licensure to ensure your confirmation is sent to the Board.
Your school must submit an official transcript identifying the RN education that qualified you for your original RN license, the degree awarded and the date you completed the program. Please request that your school send it directly to the Board.
A verification of licensure from each state or jurisdiction where you hold a license must be received by the Board. A verification of licensure is an attestation from a licensing body detailing the type of license held in other states or jurisdictions, the method by which the license was obtained by, the current status of the license, whether any discipline has been imposed, the education and exam information, if applicable. Request that the verification of licensure documents be submitted directly to the Board. If your state participates in NURSYS, pay the fee at www.nursys.com to permit the Board to access your verification of licensure.