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Fee Schedule

Vocational Nursing Program Fees

An Amendment to the Vocational Nursing (VN) Regulations Changes the Fee Structure For the VN Program, Effective October 1, 2010.

Vocational Nursing Fee Categories

Old Fee

Fee As of October 1, 2010

1. Exam Applications*

$75.00*

$150.00*

2. Re-Examination Applications*

$75.00*

$150.00*

3. Interim Permit

$40.00

$40.00

4. Initial License for 2 years

$150.00

$150.00

5. Biennial Renewal for 2 years**

$155.00**

$155.00**

6. Delinquent Fee

$75.00

$75.00

7. Duplicate License

$25.00

$25.00

8. Endorsement

$75.00

$75.00

9. Continuing Education Provider

$200.00

$200.00

*Examination Administration Fee - This fee amount is for the evaluation of your application materials only. It does not include the examination administration fee charged by the National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Upon written notification of exam eligibility, applicants must submit their NCLEX registration fee directly to the NCLEX Data Center to register for their vocational nursing examination.

**Vocational Nurse Education Fund - Effective July 1, 2004, Business & Professions Code, Section 2898.5 (i.e., Senate Bill 358, Chapter 640, Statutes of 2003), establishes the Vocational Nurse Education Program within the Health Professions Education Foundation. The new law requires the Board to collect a $5.00 fee from Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) at the time of license renewal to fund a scholarship and educational loan program for vocational nurse education. More information regarding this program is available at www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/.

Psychiatric Technician Program Fees

An Amendment to the Psychiatric Technician (PT) Regulations Changes the Fee Structure For the PT Program, Effective October 1, 2010.

Psychiatric Technician Fee Categories

Old Fee

Fee As of October 1, 2010

1. Exam Applications

$100.00

$150.00

2. Re-Examination Application

$100.00

$150.00

3. Interim Permit

$20.00

$20.00

4. Initial License for 2 years

$300.00

$300.00

5. Biennial Renewal for 2 years

$300.00

$300.00

6. Delinquent Fee

$150.00

$150.00

7. Duplicate License

$20.00

$20.00

8. Endorsements

$20.00

$20.00

9. Blood Withdrawal Certification

$20.00

$20.00

10. Continuing Education Provider

$150.00

$150.00

Links to the laws:

Vocational Nursing Practice Act
Psychiatric Technicians Law