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NPs educated outside B.C.

All applicants for registration must meet specific requirements. Check if you meet the requirements.

Delays expected for some applications

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is resuming normal operations following a closure due to a cyber security incident. Applicants who are currently or were previously registered in Ontario may experience delays in the assessment of their application if we have not received your registration verification from CNO. Visit the CNO website for updates.​​


To practise as a registered nurse practitioner in British Columbia, a nurse practitioner (NP) must be registered with BCCNP.

BCCNP registers NPs in one of three streams of practice:

  • family
  • adult
  • pediatric

All NP applicants should carefully read BCCNP's Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners: Standards, Limits and Conditions​.​


If you have questions about your NP application, please contact BCCNP Registration at

 English requirements

BCCNP's English fluency requirements include the following:

  • only CELBAN and IELTS exams will be accepted
  • new minimum score will be in effect

Please see the Engl​ish Test fact sheet for details.​

 Resources for skilled immigrants

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