Verification of California Licensure

Verification of Licensure - Endorsement to Another State or Country

If you are currently a California RN or previously held a California RN license and are seeking licensure in another state or country requiring verification of your California RN license, please follow the instructions below: (This verification request process is not for applicants applying for California RN licensure.)

  • Obtain a copy of the appropriate application packet from the nursing board in the state or country in which you intend to apply for licensure. Please refer to National Council of State Boards of Nursing's Contact a U.S. Member page for a directory of all state nursing boards.
  • Review the application requirements to be sure that you are eligible for licensure in that state/country.
  • A request for California license verification will be sent directly to the state board for which you are applying. You will need to provide the specific state board information at the time you are applying for California License Verification.
  • A request for a license verification can be completed in one of two ways:
    • Online via BreEZe:
      • Log into your BreEZe account online at: www.breeze.ca.gov
      • Initiate and submit a "Request for License Letter"
      • Enter in all requested information
      • Pay the $100 verification fee online
      • Click Submit
    • Submit by mail:
      • If the application packet includes a form to request verification of licensure, complete your personal information, including your California RN license number. Otherwise, please write a letter detailing your request. Include your name, California RN license number, and a contact phone number. If you were licensed under a different name, please be sure to indicate your previous name(s).
        NOTE: The California Board does not participate in Nursys® license verification.
      • Attach a check or money order in the amount of $100.00 made payable to "BRN" and mail to:
        California Board of Registered Nursing
        Attn: Renewals Unit
        PO Box 944210
        Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
  • The fee for Verification of your RN including any Advanced Practice certifications is $100 per state or country in which you are requesting it to be sent.
  • All verifications include both the RN and any Advanced Practice certifications held in California. If you have any advanced practice licenses, those licenses will also be verified and included with the RN verification request no separate request or fees are needed.
  • Follow up with the other nursing board within three months to ensure they have received the verification. The Board will only re-mail a lost verification within three months of the original mailing date.

NOTE: The completed verification form is emailed or mailed directly to the nursing board and is not returned to the requester. Please refer to our Processing Time page for current timeframes.

Licensure Verification for Employer

A request for Confirmation of License Renewal - Online request Verification for Employer can be completed in one of two ways:

  • Online via BreEZe:
    • Log into your BreEZe account online at: www.breeze.ca.gov
    • Initiate and submit a "Verification for Employer"
    • Enter in all requested information
    • Pay the $20 verification fee online
    • Click Submit
  • Submit by mail:
    • Attach a check or money order in the amount of $20.00 made payable to "BRN" and mail to:
      California Board of Registered Nursing
      PO Box 944210
      Sacramento, CA 94244-2100

Please note the following:

  • The fee for Confirmation of License Renewal – Verification for Employer is $20 per request.
  • This Verification for Employer includes your name, license number, issue date, expiration date and status only.
  • This may not be used for licensure verification to another state or country. For verification of California licensure to another state, review section "Verification of Licensure - Endorsement to Another State of Country".