I got my "hours approved" letter in the mail just last week. A
big relief. Getting those hours done, those papers signed, and that
application packet complete was a stress-inducing, stressy
stressfest (your experience may differ). Looks like the California
BBS has tired of the anxious, confused phone calls and decided to
make everything much more clear on their web site. The steps to
getting licensed here in the Golden State are laid out nicely here.