How many years back does the California Board's DMV background check go?

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    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks!
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    Send 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!
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    I had two speeding tickets, but never had to report it to the BRN. I'm sure you have to report a DUI though.
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    I 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.
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    Same boat here, I got an infraction in which I paid 480 bucks after being cited for leaving my sleeping child in the car while returning a redbox DVD. I was also reported to CPS. Now, I'm renewing my RN license. Does anyone have an idea if I need to report this to CA BRN since its only an infraction and not misdemeanor or felony?
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    Quote from luckyme102012
    Same boat here, I got an infraction in which I paid 480 bucks after being cited for leaving my sleeping child in the car while returning a redbox DVD. I was also reported to CPS. Now, I'm renewing my RN license. Does anyone have an idea if I need to report this to CA BRN since its only an infraction and not misdemeanor or felony?
    I'd ask the BRN for the most accurate answer. Get a disposable e-mail address and do it anonymously.
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I'd ask the BRN for the most accurate answer. Get a disposable e-mail address and do it anonymously.
    Most likely you wouldn't need to report this to the BRN. Just to compare, so every time I get a speeding ticket over $300 I will need to tell the BRN about it? ...I don't think so. But, if you are worried, just call and ask. They will most likely say yes because the ladies you will talk to there (after waiting forever to be connected) say yes to everything you ask. LOL they told me I had to report an eviction once to apply for licensure. Cracks me up!


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