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Recertification of eligibility

How to Recertify Your Eligibility for Nursing Board Exams

Erudite students have a 90-day window to register for boards following graduation. If your initial eligibility window to take the nursing board exams has expired, you will need to recertify your eligibility before you can schedule your test. This process ensures that you still meet the requirements to sit for the exams. Here is how to recertify:


Step 1: Check Your Eligibility Requirements

The specific requirements for recertification can vary by state and type of nursing license. Typically, you will need to verify that you have completed your nursing education and any required coursework within the past few years. Erudite students have two (2) semesters following program completion. Some states may also have specific continuing education requirements for recertification. 

Erudite also has a two (2) semester residency limit. If you fall outside of those timeframes your account must be reinstated to be eligible for the School to assist with recertification of eligibility. There are no fees for account reinstatement for this purpose so long as the account is otherwise in good standing.

Per School Policy to comply with federal and local laws, Erudite can only endorse education documents up to two (2) years after completion. This includes credits transferred into Erudite and placed toward a diploma or degree with us as well as credit hours from Erudite. You must have eligible credit hours to recertify or your application will be canceled without a refund.


Maximum time to apply

Before beginning the process to recerity, check that all of your classes are less than two (2) years old.


Minimum GPA requirement

Before beginning the process to recerity, check that you have the minimum B+ grade for each class or a cumulative GPA of 2.98


Regaining eligibility

Classes that do not meet the two above requirements may need to be retaken before you can recertify. Erudite reserves the right to deny the opportunity for re-enrollment to retake classes with us, in accordance with School Policy.


Permanent disqualification

Erudite is only able to assist with recertification one (1) time per student. Note: Persons subject to past disciplinary action for violating School Policy are disqualified. Accounts withdrawn due to non-payment are also ineligible.


Step 2: Gather Your Documents

You will likely need to submit transcripts or other documentation to prove your eligibility. This could include:

  • Official transcripts from your nursing program
  • Verification of course completion for any required courses
  • Proof of continuing education credits (if required)
  • Any other documents specified by your state board or under state or federal law (as applicable)


Erudite can submit the final student record to the appropriate board containing the above documents for eligible students upon request.


Step 3: Complete the Recertification Application

Most states allow you to complete the recertification application online. You will need to provide basic personal information, answer questions about your education and background, and submit your documentation. There will also be a recertification fee, which varies by state based upon the type of license you will be applying for.


Step 4: Wait for Approval

After submitting your application, you will need to wait for the board to review and approve your recertification. This can take a few weeks to several months dependent upon workloads, so plan accordingly. In some cases, expedited processing may be available for an additional fee. Once approved, you will be given a new eligibility window to schedule and take your nursing board exams.


Step 5: Schedule Your Exams

Once you are recertified, you can schedule your exams. Be sure to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to prepare. The exams are rigorous and require extensive study. It is highly recommended that you set a reminder for your exam schedule to avoid late or non-arrival. You will not receive a refund if you miss your scheduled exam, for any reason, and may not be eligible to recertify eligibility again in the future.


  • Start early: Do not wait until the last minute to start the recertification process. It can take several weeks or even months to gather your documentation and complete the application process.
  • Stay in close contact with a student advisor: They can help you request transcripts and verify your course completion.
  • Review the requirements carefully: Make sure you understand what is required for recertification in your state and for the type of license you are seeking.
  • Prepare for the exams: Use high-quality study materials and give yourself plenty of time to prepare. The exams are challenging and require a deep understanding of nursing knowledge and principles.


Please Note: This is a general guide. The specific steps and requirements for recertification can vary by state and type of license. Always refer to federal and local laws for your state for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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