Your Registered Nurse license can be renewed in one of three ways: via the Internet, in the office, or through the mail.
The fastest and most convenient way to renew your license is via the Internet using BreEZe Online Services at www.breeze.ca.gov.
You must have a California RN license that expires within the next 90 days OR is delinquent by no more than 8 years from the last expiration date and a major credit card to renew online.
If all required information has been entered and your renewal transaction has been successful, you should receive a printable receipt for proof of renewal. Your license record files should be updated within 72 hours. If you do not receive a receipt, contact the BRN at (916) 322-3350.
The next fastest way to renew a license is in person at the Board office. Please be aware that a new plastic license will not be issued at the Board office. Licenses are issued by mail and are generally received within 10 days of the licensee's visit. However, a fee of $2.00 may be paid for a letter confirming the renewal update. The Board of Registered Nursing's office is located at:
Sacramento, CA 95834
Proof of identification, proof of completion of 30 hours of continuing education (for active status), and the renewal fee in the form of check, money order, or exact cash (change is not available) is required.
Renewals that are received through the mail take a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks to update the record files, print, and mail the renewed license to the licensee. PLEASE NOTE: If you express mail the renewal fee to the Board, it will not expedite the processing time. Allow additional processing time for name or address changes.