Below are the primary license renewal and continuing education requirements for nurses licensed in California. Please visit the California Board of Registered Nursing CE page for more information on continuing education requirements.
RN/LPN/APRN: 30 contact hours every 2 years
Incredible Health offers ANCC-accredited continuing education courses for nurses in all 50 states, 100% free and online. The California Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses that are ANCC accredited.
California legislation is pending for becoming a nursing compact state, which allows nurses to hold multi-state licenses. Check the NCSBN website to stay updated.
Steps to renew your California nursing license
- Verify the status of your license
Visit the Verification page to confirm your license. Your first California RN license is issued for two birthdays, not two years, and will expire the last day of the month following your birth date. From that date on, it will expire every two years.
- Complete your California nursing continuing education requirements before your license expires
You can complete your nursing CEUs online, on your schedule, and 100% free with Incredible Health.
- Go to the California Board of Nursing to enter your renewal application
Visit the Renewal Information page for specifics.
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California Board of Registered Nursing
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Board of Registered Nursing
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
1747 N. Market Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
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