California Nurses Registry Bond

What is a California Nurses Registry Bond?

The $3,000 Nurse’s Registry Bond guarantees that all employees, agents, representatives, and the Registry itself understand and agree to comply with California Civil Code 2.91, Division 3, Part 4. This bond is a requirement for all Nurses Registry (Nurses registry means a person who engages in the business of obtaining and filling commitments for nursing service) before they are able to do business in California.

The CA Nurse’s Registry Bond costs:

  • $175 for a 2 year term, or
  • $250 for a 3 year term

It is important that all employees, agents, or representatives of the Registry fully understand the portions of the California Civil Code in which they have agreed to comply, in order to avoid any legal violations or issues with the bond. A claim against a surety bond acts like a mark against the Principal’s “credit” in the bond market, and will affect any future bond applications.

This bond protects the public from any fraud, dishonesty, misstatement, misrepresentation, deceit, unlawful acts, ommissions, and unlawful performance by the nurses' registry. Specifically, this bond ensures the Nurses Registry, its agents, representatives, or employees comply with California Civil Code 2.91, Part 4 of Division 3.
Every Nurses Registry (defined by California Civil Code §1812.524) shall maintain a bond issued by a surety company admitted to do business in California, per Section §1812.525 of the California Civil Code.
2 years - $175
3 years - $250
There is no credit check required for this bond.
Be sure to include the following information in your application. If "yes," please explain:
1. Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
2. Has your business license ever been suspended, revoked, or denied?
3. Have you ever been party to a surety bond claim?

To apply for your California Nurses Registry Bond, complete and submit the application below. You may also request a PDF application via email at