Renewing your California nursing license

Updated April 2024

When do you renew your California nursing license?

Your first California nursing license is issued for two birthdays NOT two years, and will expire the LAST DAY of the month following your birth date. After that date, it will expire every two years in the same month.

What CE is required to renew my California nursing license?

All nurses in the state of California who wish to maintain an active license are required to complete 30 CE, contact hours of continuing education for each license renewal. These courses must be taken through a continuing education provider recognized by the California Board of Nursing. Renew Now CE is a provider recognized by the state of California, Provider ID CEP17292.

During the first two years immediately following your initial licensure in the state of California you are exempt from completion of the continuing education requirements set forth by the state.

You will need 30 hours of continuing education for license renewal. You will enter the CE credits into the BreEZe system. Information on BreEZe with step-by-step instructions can be found below.

Renew Now CE is a CA Board of Nursing approved provider CEB17292 and has a 30 hour renewal package for $39: California Nursing 30 Hour Package
This package is an incredible buy! It’s 30 total CE hours, 28 of which are ANCC accredited for pharmacology!

The link for the California Board of Nursing Renewal Requirements is here: Renewal Requirements

What is in the California Nursing 30 Hour Package?

  1. Pharmacology 10 hours – Common Primary Care and Med-Surg Medications – ANCC approved
  2. Abused Meds 6 hours
  3. Opioids the uncontrolled epidemic 6 hours
  4. Cannabis 3 hours
  5. Pain and Symptom Management 2 hours
  6. Human Trafficking 2 hours
  7. Ketamine 1 hour course

This package includes 30 hours of continuing education which fulfills the California Board of Nursing’s requirements for Registered Nurses. It was created by nurses, specifically for nurses. Courses are taken individually and include short videos! You can leave a course and come back to finish it as the website tracks your progress so you can take them on your own time. Bonus for advanced practice providers, this package includes 28 hours of ANCC-approved pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics continuing education. 

Renew Now CE is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider CEP17292. According to the California Board of Nursing, courses must be taken within two years of renewal date on the license, and material must be related to the practice of nursing. Renew Now CE is also an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), provider id: P0557. 

All 30 hours are included for $39 and you receive instant certification upon completion. Courses are priced individually but all are included in the package price. Scroll down to see all the courses included in this package!

We want you to feel confident after taking our courses. We use short videos in all of our courses which are research-proven to improve knowledge and retention. 

We look forward to your feedback on the post-course evaluation. Thank you for using Renew Now CE.  We’re honored to serve medical professionals who daily make a difference in people’s lives.

Joanna Nolte, APRN, MSN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC
Lead Nurse Planner
Renew Now CE

The system used to renew your California nursing license is called BreEZe and is available at:

The log in looks like this:

Here is a helpful video from the CA Board of Nursing with step-by-step renewal guide for the BreEZe system: Video Link