California Occupational License
Department of Consumer Affairs
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
Licensing Agency Contact Information:
|Address:||2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
|Phone Number:||(916) 263-7800
|Fax Number:||(916) 263-7855
License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
Fees: Application: $150
Fingerprint processing: $51
Interim Permit: $20
Examination Frequency: Year-round; Monday through Saturday.
Exam Locations: Nine locations in California.
Experience Requirement: One of the Following: 1) Graduation from a psychiatric technician school in California accredited by the Board; 2) Graduation from an equivalent psychiatric technician school out-of-state; 3) Completion of a prescribed course of study and training and 18 months paid work experience; 4) Completion of an armed forces course of study and training and 12 months paid work experience;
Average Time to Process Application: 6-8 weeks.
Renewal Period: Biennially (every second year on birthdate).
Special License Requirements: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have completed an approved general education course of study through the 12th grade or the equivalent as determined by the Board.
An interim permit may be issued pending the results of the first licensing examination.
Authority: Business and Professions Code, Section 4500 et seq.
|Occupation Title||SOC Code|