To be fair and equitable to all applicants, each application is assessed individually. As a result, the time required for registration to be established can vary significantly from applicant to applicant and depends on a number of factors including when documents are received, processing times, volume, availability of the NCAS assessment process, and availability of required coursework.
We strongly encourage that you
do not move to British Columbia or commit to an employment start date until your application for BCCNP registration has been assessed and you are aware of the requirements you must meet to become registered.
The timelines listed below are on average and are subject to the volume of applications received, the receipt of required documentation, and the validity of the information and documentation received:
Apply to BCCNP — You can expect to have your BCCNP application and NNAS report reviewed within 10 weeks of submitting your BCCNP application. If your application is complete, you will automatically go to the next stage. If not, you will receive an email outlining the outstanding documentation; you will have
six months to ensure all required documentation is received by BCCNP.
Competency assessment — We must review an application in its entirety before making a determination about the competency assessment requirement. You can expect to receive a letter inviting you to complete the competency assessment within
eight weeks of BCCNP receiving all required documentation. You will be given one year to schedule and complete a competency assessment.
Assessment of registration requirements — The assessment stage begins when all documentation is received. You can expect to receive a BCCNP assessment letter
within eight weeks of BCCNP receiving the final document (normally the NCAS report). The assessment outlines your registration requirements including any required transitional education, the national nursing exam, and indicates the order in which requirements must be met. You will be given three years to complete all registration requirements.
The online BCCNP application process takes 10-20 minutes.