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Fees


Fees enable BCCNP to regulate nursing professionals in the public interest and to carry out the requirements of a regulatory college as set out in the Health Professions Act.​ Fees are not charged GST unless noted. ​

 Application, exam, registration and other fees

Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
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Renewal and initial registration fees (annualized)Sept. 4 – Dec. 31, 2018Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019
Practising - LPN, temporary LPN$350 $397.85 
Provisional - LPN$100$397.85
Non-Practising - LPN$90$87.60

Application fees (+GST)Sept. 4 – Dec. 31, 2018Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019
B.C. licensed practical nurse​ applicant assessment$212$212
Canadian licensed practical nurse applicant assessment$275$275
International licensed practical nurse applicant assessment$428$428

Examination feesSept. 4 – Dec. 31, 2018Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019
Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE)$220$220
Repeat jurisprudence exam$75$75

Nurse practitioner (NP)
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Renewal and initial registration fees (annualized)Sept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
March 1, 2019–
Feb. 29, 2020
Practising — NP, temporary NP, provisional NP$649.70$669.78
Non-practising — NP$120.45$87.84
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Application fees (+GST)Sept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
March 1, 2019–
Feb. 29, 2020
B.C. nurse practitioner applicant assessment$212$212
Canadian nurse practitioner applicant assessment$275$275
International nurse practitioner applicant assessment$355$355
Nurse practitioner competency assessment$7,700$7,700

Examination feesSept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
March 1, 2019–
Feb. 29, 2020
Nurse practitioner Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)$2,200$2,200
OSCE rescore$220$220
Registered nurse (RN)

 

Renewal and initial registration fees (annualized)Sept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
March 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
Practising — RN, licensed graduate nurse (LGN), temporary RN, provisi​onal RN, provisional LGN$448.95$468.48
Non-practising — RN, LGN$87.60$87.84
Application fees (+GST)Sept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
March 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
B.C. registered nurse applicant assessment$212$212
Canadian registered nurse applicant assessment$275$275
International registered nurse applicant assessment$575​​$575

Registered psychiatric nurse (RPN)
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​​Renewal and initial registration fees (annualized)Sept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
March 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
Practising — RPN, temporary RPN, provisional RN$448.95$468.48
Non-practising — RPN$87.60$87.84
Application fees (+GST)Sept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
March 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
B.C. registered psychiatric nurse applicant assessment$212$212
Canadian registered psychiatric nurse applicant assessment$275$275
International registered psychiatric nurse applicant assessment$362$362

Examination feesSept. 4 –Dec. 31, 2018March 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
Registered Psychiatric Nurse of Canada Examination (RPNCE)$661.50​$661.50

Employed students (ESN and ESPN)
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Renewal and initial registration fees (annualized)Sept.4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
March 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
Employed student nurse (ESN)$189.80$190.32
Employed student ​psychiatric nurse (ESPN)$189.80$190.32
Application fees (+GST)Sept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
March 1, 2019 –
Feb.29, 2020
Employed student nurse applicant assessment$110$110
Employed student psychiatric nurse applicant assessment$110$110

Other fees
Other fees Sept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
Jan. 1, 2019 –
Dec.31,2019
Association fee collection (RN/NPs only)$110.55$110.55
CNPS Liability protection​ (RN/NPs only)$34/$​85.50+GST$48/$122.50+GST
Reinstatement fee (LPNs only)$200+GST$200+GST
​Status change (NP​​​​, RN, RPN only)$100+GST$100+GST
Status change surcharge (unregistered practice​)$300+GST$300+GST
Verification $50+GST$50+GST
Not sufficient funds (NSF) $50$50

 Payment methods and receipts

Payment options

​BCCNP accepts the following payment methods:

Please note: BCCNP does not accept money orders, cheques or cash. This decision was made as only a small group of registrants have been using these options, and additional processing time was required. Our current payment options link directly with our renewal system, so payment is automatically and instantly accepted.

Where can I find my receipt?

Sign into your online account​ to print:

  • ​Tax receipts​
  • Other receipts, including receipts for registration fees (not an official tax receipt).
​​​Tax receipts become available in January. Receipts for previous years are available at any time. ​It will reflect the total annual amount you paid for registration and reflects any refunds (as applicable) received during the year.​​
Don't have or don't want to use a credit card?

​If you do not have/do not wish to use a credit card for online payment or do not see your bank listed for the INTERAC Online option, we recommend you buy a prepaid credit card and use it to pay your fee. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Check your total balance owing before buying the card
  • The pre-paid card must have a balance that can pay the entire fee. Multiple cards cannot be used.
  • The pre-paid card must be from one of our accepted credit card companies (see above).

 PAP program: An easier way to pay

​The Pre-authorized payment (PAP) program enables you to pay for the following year’s renewal fees over the course of the year, rather than paying a lump sum during the registration renewal period. You still have to complete your registration renewal application, but when it comes time to pay, you’ll have most – if not all – of your registration fee payment ready to go.​
How does it work?
  • Each month, BCCNP automatically deducts a portion of the following year’s fees from your bank account.
  • The monthly amount deducted is based on current fee levels. This means that if there is a fee increase, you will have a small balance owing when you renew your registration.
  • During the renewal period, you will complete your renewal application as usual, but this time, most or all of your fees will be paid from the amount you have contributed throughout the year.
  • Pre-authorized payments continue from year to year, so you only need to sign up once.
When can I start?

If you hold current registration, you can join the PAP program today using the appropriate application below (in the "Apply" section below).

The first year you join the PAP program, it will feel like you’re paying for the same year twice (but you’re not!). This is because there are two separate payments happening:

  1. You will pay for your current registration year in a lump sum
  2. You will pay monthly deductions from your bank account to pay for the following year.

Example: If you decide to join the PAP program during the 2019-20 renewal period, you will pay your 2019-20 registration fee in a lump sum. Monthly deductions for the 2020-21 year will also start.

Apply

​You can apply for PAP at any time using the application form below. Print it out, fill it in, sign it, scan it, and email it to us at finance@bccnp.ca.

How do I cancel?

​You can cancel your participation in the PAP program using the form below. Print it out, fill it in, sign it, scan it, and email it to us at finance@bccnp.ca.

 Fees will increase for 2019