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Online Application for Exam Applicants

The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is happy to announce we are accepting Applications for Licensure by Examination online. If you have previously submitted a paper application, do not submit an electronic version as that could slow down the process.

Here's how to apply online:

  1. Create a User Account, if you have not already done so.

  2. Once you have created a User Account, you can begin entering application information by selecting: 1 – RN Initial Exam Application from the dropdown box below Start a New Application or Take an Exam.
    • Please read the questions carefully before responding.
    • Please ensure all application documents, including application, fingerprints, and Pearson VUE are listed as it appears on your Driver’s License.
  3. At the end of the application process, you will have the opportunity to attach documents to the application. Please attach as much information as possible to reduce paperwork, speed the review process, and reduce the need for deficiency letters.
    • You can scan and attach the following documents to your online application:
      • Completed Examination Identification Form with Photo attached
      • Completed LiveScan Form (if fingerprinted in California)
      • Completed Request for Accommodation of Disabilities form, if applicable
    • For students disclosing previous conviction(s) and/or discipline(s), you can attach:
      • Letter of explanation (signed and dated)
      • Letter(s) of recommendation/support
      • Any other rehabilitation information listed in section II of the Exam Application Instructions
    • You must still have the following documents submitted via US Mail:
      • Completed Request for Transcript form with certified Transcripts sent directly from the nursing school
      • Completed Individual Candidate Roster sent directly from the nursing school
      • Completed Fingerprint Hard Card(s), if applicable
      • Certified court and arrest documents, if applicable
      • Rehabilitation documentation, if applicable
  4. You must pay application fees with a valid credit card

Interim Permit

If you would like to apply for an Interim Permit please check the box on the Examination Identification Form, attach a check for $50.00 and send both to the BRN at the following address:

Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacrameanto, CA 94244-2100

** Please check the progress or your online application by regularly logging into the BreEZe system.**


Click the button below to begin your application using BreEZe.