The Board is required to process applications for certification within certain time periods, per Nurse Practice Act R4-19-102. Applicable statute and section: A.R.S. § 32-1606(B)(11); R4-19-809.
|Board Overall Time Frame Without Investigation||120|
|Board Overall Time Frame With Investigation||270|
|Board Administrative Completeness Review Time Frame||30|
|Applicant Time to Respond to Deficiency Notice||270|
|Board Substantive Review Time Frame Without Investigation||90|
|Board Substantive Review Time Frame With Investigation||240|
|Applicant Time to Respond to Comprehensive Written Request||150|
When you submit an application, the Board will send you a deficiency notice identifying any elements of the application process which remain outstanding. If you fail to respond to a deficiency notice within the applicable time period, your application will be withdrawn. After withdrawal, if you are still interested in obtaining licensure you would need to submit a new application and applicable fee.
Reporting of Criminal Charges
Applicants for licensure/certification must notify the Board of criminal charges within 10 days of being charged. For further information go to Reporting Criminal Charges.
According to A.R.S. § 32-1606(B), an applicant for certified nursing assistant is not eligible for certification if the applicant has any felony convictions and has not received an absolute discharge from the sentences for all felony convictions. The absolute discharge from the sentence for all felony conviction(s) must be received 3 or more years before submitting this application. If you cannot prove that the absolute discharge date is 3 or more years, the Board will notify you that you do not meet the requirements for certification.