The BRN Public Counter will continue to accept and date stamp documents, accept payments (via check, money order, or cash), and provide forms and/or paper applications.
Please review the BRN’s application timeframes for initial review prior to reaching out to BRN staff. If the BRN is currently outside your timeframe and the initial review has not been conducted, telephone staff may be unable to assist.
Telephone staff cannot expedite applications.
Application timeframes for initial review are available on our Processing Times page.
With the exception of State Holidays, the Board of Registered Nursing's hours of operation are:
- Main Phone Line: Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.
- Public Counter: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 5pm and Wednesday from 8:30am to 5pm.
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Hearing-Impaired Persons: 711, or (800) 735-2929 (TTY)
California Relay Service: (800) 735-2922 (Voice)
BreEZe Technical Support
For BreEZe account registration issues and errors, password resets, and locked accounts.
Phone: (916) 557-1208
For questions about applying for RN licensure, advanced practice certification, application status, or applying to become a continuing education provider (CEP).
Fax: (916) 574-7697
For inquiries from journalists and media outlets for information from the Board of Registered Nursing.
For questions about RN and advanced practice certificate renewal, CEP renewal, name change and duplicate certificate status.
Fax: (916) 574-7699
For questions about the complaint process, reporting convictions, or license discipline and reinstatements.
Fax: (916) 574-7693
A voluntary and confidential recovery and monitoring program for RNs whose practice may be impaired by substance use disorder or mental illness.
Phone: (916) 574-7692
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