How long does it take to get licensed?
It depends on the requirements of your desired state's regulatory board. After the application for licensure is sent to the board, it can take a month or more to find out if you can register to take an exam. After you register for the exam, you must wait at least seven days before testing. It can then take up to three weeks for the board to process and issue the results of the test. Licensure beyond an initial license often requires years of professional experience.