California Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

Meet your California nursing CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

0 Mandatory Hours
30 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your California Nursing license.

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Board of Registered Nursing. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Nursing licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

California Nursing: Psychiatric Technician

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

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CE contact hours are not required for 1st time renewals following the issuance a license. Thereafter, 30 contact hours of CE is required every 2-year renewal period.

Elite is also approved as a continuing education provider by the CA Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (LVN Provider # V15058; PT Provider #V10520.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.


No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Board of Registered Nursing
Phone: 9163223350
Fax: 9165747699
Address: P.O. Box 944210 Sacramento, 94244

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.