License Verification

The Board recommends for purposes of verification of licensure, that the registered nurse provide their original RN license card in addition to photo identification. To check the most recent information available regarding an RN license or to view public documents regarding any actions taken, please check the individual's license status through the DCA License Search page.

A link to any available disciplinary documents will be listed below an individual's license status. If the documents are not available for a discipline related matter, you may contact the Board's Enforcement Program.

Statement Regarding "Primary Source" Data
The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) has an intradepartmental contract with the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to provide license verification on the DCA License Search website and the actual operation thereof. The DCA License Search website is the property of DCA and system security concerns are ultimately their responsibility. The information that the BRN provides to DCA is a true and accurate reflection of our license records that are derived from primary source documents. We are informed that while the Department believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility, as does delay in the posting or updating of information. Accordingly, DCA's License Search website reflects the BRN's primary source information.

Your organization is responsible for any decision it may make based on our website information. However, it is our intent to provide accurate license information and to allow users the ability to verify licenses.