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Registration renewal

Nurses in British Columbia are required to renew their registration annually to ensure they still meet the requirements to practise competently, ethically and safely.

Registration renewal is open 

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

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​​.

 What you need to know

Timelines and deadlines
  • Renewal open: January 2, unless otherwise noted
  • Renewal close: ​Registration renewal closes at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 (or Feb. 29 in a leap year), unless the date falls on the weekend or a holiday. In that case, the renewal deadline is 4:30 p.m. on the last weekday of the month. ​

Do you have a complex application? Apply early to ensure we have enough time to assess your application.  

The renewal application: What to expect

​It will take 30-60 minutes to complete your application. You'll be asked to:

  • Update your employment history and contact information
  • Provide information about any criminal charges or convictions over the past year
  • Consent to a criminal record check (if applicable)
  • Report your practice hours​ from the preceding year.
  • Meet your quality assurance requirements
  • Acknowledge you have read and understand all of the consent and declaration requirements
  • Pay your renewal fee
  • ​Renewal fees are set on an annual basis by the BCCNP Board. Fees are available on the RPN fees page.
  • Did you know that you can pay for the upcoming year's renewal fees monthly over the course of the year, rather than paying a lump sum in January/February? Learn more about the pre-authorized payment (PAP) program.
Changing your status during renewal

​If you are planning to change your status during the renewal period, you may have different options available to you depending on when you want your new status to take effect. Learn more about changing your status during renewal.

What happens if you don't renew on time
  • ​If you do not renew by the deadline, your registration will expire. You must not practise as an RPN  unless you are hold practising registration.
  • To regain your registration, you will need to apply to reinstate your registration ($225+GST) in addition to paying your registration fees.

Unregistered practice: If you practise without practising registration, even accidentally, you are participating in unregistered practise and will be subject to an additional $325+GST surcharge to reinstate your registration. Learn more about the risks of unregistered practice.

 How to renew your registration

Gather the information you need

Forgot your password? Visit the BCCNP sign-in page and click on "I've forgotten my password." You'll need your BCCNP ID and personal security word to complete the process.

Complete the renewal application
Submit your payment
Wait for confirmation of registration from BCCNP
  • ​Once you submit your completed application and pay your renewal fee, BCCNP Registration staff will assess your application to ensure you meet the registration requirements.  
  • If your application is approved, you will be sent a confirmation of registration email to the email address on file with BCCNP.
  • Until you receive this email, your renewal application is still in progress and has not been approved.

Haven't received a confirmation email?

Your application won't be assessed until you submit your completed application and payment. Before calling to check on the status of your application, please:

  • Double-check that you submitted your application and that your payment went through
  • Check your junk mail and spam folders


​​Check​​ out the frequently asked questions page ​or contact BCCNP Registration at