Quote from Jennrog
I finally got the answer...
I got someone to actually call me back fron the LVN board. It was actually the guy that is in charge of the CEUs. They give 18 hours of CE credit for every 1 unit. My 5 unit Microbiology class is worth 90 CEUs.
Thanks to everyone and I hope this helps someone else!
I'm on my friend's login. I use to work for BVNPT. 18 hours is not correct, I believe it's either 12 or 15 but definitely not 18. I don't know where he is getting the 18 hours as that is what we used in evaluations to gain months for qualifying and it definitely was not the same amount (which I always thought odd). A 3 unit class will do it though. You cannot count blood/IV if you used that to get it on your license (no double dipping). Pre-reqs and RN classes count toward CEU's (no provider number necessary).
Since I answered the phones for breaks/lunches and still have friends who work there, just some helpful hints to make your renewal time a little saner........
Send in EARLY, (6 weeks+)do not wait until the last minute. Trust me when I tell you that they've heard every story and they cannot put you ahead of others.
Send your renewal certified or some method to verify receipt as no one can check to see if they received it. All funds are locked in a secure area until they are cashiered. The renewals (PO BOX)are sent to the main Department of Consumer Affairs cashiering which also cashiers doctors, contractors, pest control, etc.
Make sure you check all boxes. Have you had a conviction, write in the name and hours of your CEU's, make sure you sign the renewal. You do not need to send in documents for your CEU's as they are not kept or filed. They are destroyed after a few months. Keep them for 4 years if audited. Read the info on the fingerprint requirements for those licensed years ago.
Check the online verification after 3 weeks, if nothing email the address on the website to see if there is a problem. Usually someone did not sign their renewal, forgot to check the conviction box or write in their CEU's.
I didn't really want to transfer however, as my friend said...they are severly swamped and they are one of the few state offices I have worked for that was continually busy, no one sitting around, everyone chipped in to try to get the work done. They use to work a lot of overtime but the governor has cut that out also. It's a small office and unfortunately, CA is one of the few states that license by equivalency so you have people from all over applying for LVN licensure, both international and in the US. Now having to take 3 Fridays off is hurting them badly.
Happy stress free renewing!