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Changing your registration status during renewal

If you are planning to change your status during the renewal period (Jan. 2 to Feb. 28), there are some things you should know, depending on when you need your change of status to be effective.

Take a look and the information below. Not sure what to do? Please call ​us and we'll walk you through it.

Apply early!

Change status applications can take up to 10 business days to review, even when you meet all the requirements.

Leaving nursing practice due to disability/illness

Check with your employer and/or disability insurance company to make sure you understand all of the implications of changing your status to non-practising or inactive status. Some disability carriers or employers may require you to maintain practising registration to receive benefits. ​​

Returning to practice on or before Feb. 28, 2019

​If you are returning to practice on or before Feb. 28, 2019, you'll need to complete two steps:

1. Change your status to Practising; then

2. Renew your Practising registration for 2019.

Please change your status early! Review of a change status application can take up to 10 business days. We recommend that you submit your status change application as soon as possible to help ensure your request is processed and you have time to renew your registration before Feb. 28, 2019.

Returning to practice ON March 1, 2019

If you are changing your status to practising for March 1, 2019, you need to complete one step:

1. Submit a change status application by mid-February at the latest with March 1, 2019 selected as the effective date.

You do not need to renew your registration once your status has been changed to practising. You will pay your $105 (incl. tax) change status fee and registration renewal fees together within this process. 

Leaving practice before March 1, 2019

​If you are leaving practice (going inactive) before March 1, 2019, the most economical option is to do nothing (let your registration lapse). If you do not change your status or renew your registration prior to Feb. 28, 2019, your status will automatically be changed to inactive on March 1.

If you do submit a change status application at this point in the year, you will not receive a refund on your remaining fees, and will end up paying the $105 status change fee*.

If you do choose to let your registration lapse and want to avoid receiving renewal communication from BCCNP, please sign into your account and click “Cancel.”

Returning to practice after March 1, 2019

If you are currently a former registrant but plan on returning to practising registration later in 2019, you do not need to renew. Simply submit a change status application approximately two weeks prior to your preferred start date. Learn more about returning to practice.

​If you currently hold non-practising registration but plan to return to practising registration later in 2019, you have two options [both require you to pay the $105 (incl tax), change status fee]:

  1. Maintain your non-practising registration by renewing your current status before Feb. 28, 2019. Approximately two weeks before your preferred return to work date, submit a change status application.
  2. Let your registration lapse (do not renew) and then change your status closer to your return to work date in 2019.