So you already finished RN school? Great.
This link has everything https://archive.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/occupations/Documents/Equivalency%20Process%20062215.pdf But I will type it out.
Step 1: Obtain official sealed transcripts or a official sealed letter on school letterhead showing completion of "The Fundamentals of Nursing." Word for word the CDPH states:
"If you were or are presently enrolled in the
Registered Nurse (RN), Vocational Nurse (VN)
or Psychiatric Technician (PT) program, you
must submit an official, sealed transcript of
training (students may substitute the official
transcript with a sealed school letter on official
school letterhead listing equivalent training in the
Fundamentals of Nursing course. The letter
must include the completion date(s), units/hours
received, and grade obtained in the course).
Copies of foreign transcripts are accepted'
Step 2: Fill out an "Equivalency Application Package."(CDPH 283B):
Here is a link to the Initial Application (CDPH 283B):
Step 3: It really is completed in step 1 but is so important, I want to list it separately. Fill out and complete a "Request for Live Scan Service"(BCIA 8016)
Here is a link to the Request for Live Scan Service (BCIA 8016):
Here is a link to the Request for Live Scan Service Sample (BCIA 8016 Sample):
Step 4: Contact the CDPH via email and let them know you completed and sent your forms in already, including a request for live scan, and that you want a letter stating you are "granted criminal record clearance" from the Criminal Background Section of the CDPH. They will send you a hard copy letter in the regular mail that you can take with you when you test to show you are good to go.
Here is their contact information:
Mailing Address: California Department of Public Health Aide and Technician Certification Section MS 3301 P.O. BOX 997416 Sacramento, CA 95899-7416 Telephone Number: (916) 327-2445 Fax Number: (916) 552-8785
Website: CDPH Home Email: email@example.com
To the rest of the internet reading this, this is for CA ONLY.
RN's/LVN's are under the CA. BON.
CNA's are under the CA. Dept. Of Public Health.