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RPN registration & renewal

Information and instructions for registered psychiatric nurse registration and renewal.
​To practice psychiatric nursing in B.C., you must hold an appropriate RPN registration status with BCCNP. RPN registration with BCCNP does not authorize you to practice psychiatric nursing in any jurisdiction other than B.C.​​​

Registration renewal is closed 

The registration renewal period for NPs, RNs and RPNs ended on February 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

If you did not renew, your registration has expired and you must not practise as a nurse. To reinstate your registration, sign in to your BCCNP account​​.

Registration renewal is open 

Complete your renewal application  and submit payment before February 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm PST


​For​ first-time applicants

Registered psychiatr​​​ic nurse

How to applyExam (RPNCE)

Employed student​

How to apply​​​​​

​Provisional registration

Learn more​​​ ​​​​

Registration renewal

Renewal takes place every Jan. and Feb.

Renew Frequently asked questions​​​ Changing your registration status during renewal​

Returning or leaving practice

​​Information about changing your registration status​.​

Learn more​

 Registration categories and requirements