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Online License Verification

Psychiatric Technicians License Verification

Vocational Nurses License Verification

This online license verification feature permits consumers, employers and licensees to check on the status of psychiatric technician and vocational nurse licenses online.

Important Notice - Please Read

In order for a licensed vocational nurse or psychiatric technician to legally practice in the State of California, a current, active license is required. Licensees cannot practice if the license expiration date has passed, or with a license that is on "inactive status"

To determine if a license is expired or inactive, you must click on the licensee's name and view the individual license record. (See License Status Definitions Below).

The system allows the user to search by name or license number, and provides the name, license number, expiration date, county of residence and license status, as well as any post-licensure certification such as blood withdrawal or intravenous therapy.

Statement Regarding "Primary Source" Data on the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician Website

The California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) contracts with the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to provide its Web site and its functions. The Web site is the property of DCA and, while the site and its functionality are ultimately DCA's responsibility, the licensing data BVNPT provides may not be edited or altered in any way by DCA. The information that BVNPT provides to DCA is a true and accurate reflection of our license records. When a license search is conducted through the DCA Web site, the results are extracted directly from records provided by BVNPT. Accordingly, DCA's license lookup results reflects BVNPT's information as primary source. The license lookup information is updated five days a week, Monday through Friday; therefore the information is current as of the date indicated on the site.

It is our intent to provide accurate license information and to allow consumers and users to verify licenses quickly and reliably, however, your organization is responsible for any decision it may make based on our Web site information. 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.

To search for a licensee:

  • Enter the first or last name in the fields provided.
  • The county, as a second criteria will narrow down the search and help bring up the information quicker.
  • If entering the license number in the field provided, do not enter the prefix (VN or PT) for a license number.
  • Enter numbers only.
Definitions

Description

Web Lookup Definition

CANCELED

License has been voluntarily canceled, retired or license has been expired for at least 4 years and is not renewable.

DECEASED

Licensee is deceased.

DELINQUENT

License is delinquent if not renewed by its expiration date. A license is not renewable if expired for more than 4 years.

REVOKED

License is revoked as a result of disciplinary action rendered by the Board. No practice is permitted.

BOND SUSPENSION

N/A the Board does not use this status code

DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION

The licensee is suspended as a result of disciplinary action rendered by the Board. No practice is permitted for a specific period of time.

DENIED

License denied pursuant to Section 17520 of the Family Code. Any questions should be directed to the Department of Consumer Affairs Family Support Unit at (916) 323-0884.

INACTIVE

License is inactive. Licensee may not practice in California. Note: Licensee is still required to pay the full renewal fee; however, the licensee has not met the continuing education requirements.

CLEAR

The licensee may legally practice in California UNLESS the expiration date has passed, or the license has a second status of "inactive".

INCOMPLETE RENEWAL - CE OR PERSONAL SIGNATURE NOT PROVIDED

Licensee failed to sign the renewal application form, or failed to comply with the continuing education requirements.

RETIRED

Licensee is retired and cannot legally practice.

VOLUNTARY SURRENDER

The licensee has surrendered the license. The individual is no longer licensed. License surrender may also require certain conditions be met should the former licensee ever choose to reapply for licensure.

30/150 DAY TEMPORARY LICENSE (Family Support Issued)

Licensee issued a temporary 150-day license pursuant to Section 17520 of the Family Code. Any questions should be directed to the Department of Consumer Affairs Family Support Unit at (916) 574-8018.

The licensee may legally practice in California UNLESS the expiration date has passed, or the license has a second status of "denied" or "inactive".