guest948776 9 Posts Jul 9, 2016 Got one recently. In order to get a temporary license, you need to first apply for regular license. Here's the catch-in order to apply for the temporary license, your application for regular license needs to be in the DOH system and the federal background check completed. It took 2 weeks before my application was in the system (even though I hand delivered it at the DOH and got finger printed at the same time) and I could apply for a temporary license. DOH said they have a bunch of applications so it's taking longer to process them. Depending on your state (if you are doing this through endorsement), the state background check might come in fairly quickly and you would not need a temporary license.Do I need to apply for a temp license again or does BON automatically issue my temp license first when CBC result and application are in their system before the permanent one is issued? Thanks!