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LocationBoard of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800
Online License Verification
Notice: The Department of Consumer Affairs is currently upgrading our Licensing and Enforcement systems. During this upgrade the information available on our License Verification is current as of January 14, 2016. The system will have updated information available on January 20, 2016.
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 search on the licensee's name and view the individual license record.
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.