How long do you wait to get the results? Until it shows up, really. If you don't see a license when you search your name through BreEZe
, and your application status (once you've logged in to your account, it will be on the lower left side of the page) still says pending/open, there's hope you passed.
How long do you wait before you start calling the BRN? Based on my friends' experience, the BRN won't give you the time of the day until you've waited at least about 3 weeks for your results, give or take a few weeks, based on your charisma and luck. The BRN processing times page
does state that results can take 2-4 weeks to post, and they will not hesitate to point that out to you.
Why did some people get their results much quicker? It could be because during initial processing, they were selected to be auto-processed instead of manually processed, which is a thing that happens and no one knows how it works.
It could also be because they took the exam when there weren't a lot of other people taking the exam, at least compared to when you took yours.
Did you take all your classes (including pre-reqs) from one school, or do you have transfer units? The two people I know whose results took a month or so to post on BreEZe had units transferred from other schools. As I've said, the BRN won't give you the time of day re: results if you haven't been waiting for at least about 3 weeks. They were told to keep waiting.
It turned out, they each had to send their transcripts again (one even had to send it thrice) because their transcripts seemed to keep getting lost in the BRN mailroom.
There was this one time someone on the phone told my friend he'd call back in 3-5 days to follow up. The call never came so my friend called, and another person said, "Oh, he meant 3-5 weeks. Oh, and that thing he said about sending it to front desk or something...yeah, the mail just goes straight to the sorting room so that won't help."
The CA BRN in a nutshell.
One of them was kind enough to hint that he passed though, so that's nice.