How many years back does the California Board's DMV background check go?Register Today!
- by billybobthornton Jul 12, '12Hi,
I"m about to apply to take the NCLEX in California because I graduate from RN school in a couple of weeks and I live in California and want to work here.
I was wondering if anyone knows how far back the State Board's DMV check goes? I have three tickets on my record for over $300. They happened 9 years ago, and have been off my driving points record for 6 years. I live 8 hours from San Francisco where they occurred, and can't get hold of whatever department in SF may have the records for these.
If the CA board only checks back 3 years, they're off my record and I won't need to chase these hard-to-find records down.
If they use the 10 year record check, then these tickets will show up and I will need to probably go up to SF and deal with this in person.
Does anyone know how far the CA Board goes back on DMV records?
- Jul 12, '12 by SarcasticLVNSend in EVERYTHING having to do with the ticket. Regardless if it's a speeding ticket, DUI, or whatever if you don't give the bon the proper paper work they will contact you by mail and it pushes being able to test back so far! I had a lady in my class with a DUI from 15 Yeats ago and she still had to report it. Call your DMV and ask for the ticket numbers for each case then you can go to or call the courthouse in the county of your ticket and they can print out the papers. Good luck!
- Jul 12, '12 by krumblesI had two speeding tickets, but never had to report it to the BRN. I'm sure you have to report a DUI though.
- Jul 14, '12 by MeriwhenI contacted the BRN about tickets once, and I was told that any ticket in excess of $300 has to be reported regardless of what it is. Whether that means you are off the hook because your tickets total just over $300 (meaning that each ticket is probably less than $300), I don't know.
I would err on the side of caution and disclose them. BRNs can be notoriously difficult to deal with if you forget to disclose something that it turned out you should have.