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Licensed practical nurse (LPN)


​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 non-refundable and are not charged GST unless noted.​


Renewal and initial registration fees (annualized) Jan. 1 Dec. 31, 2019
(12 months)
jan. 1, 2020 –
Feb. 28, 2021
(14 months)
Practising - LPN $397.85  $497.25
Provisional - LPN $397.85 $497.25
Non-Practising - LPN $87.60 $106.25
Temporary - LPN $397.85 $100+daily rate x # of days

Application fees (+GST) jan.1–Dec. 31, 2019   Jan. 1, 2020 – 
Feb. 28, 2021
B.C. licensed practical nurse​ applicant assessment $212 $230
Canadian licensed practical nurse applicant assessment $275​​ $300
International licensed practical nurse applicant assessment $428 $600
Reinstatement application $200+GST $225+GST 

Examination fees jan. 1 –
Dec. 31, 2019
Jan. 1, 2020 – 
feb. 28, 2021
Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) $220 $220
CPNRE retake (in addition to CPNRE fee) n/a​ $100
CPNRE rescheduling (per rescheduling) n/a​ $100

Other fees Jan. 1 – 
Dec. 31, 2019
Jan. 1, 2020 – 
Feb. 28, 2021
Status change surcharge​
(unregistered practice​)
$300+GST $325+GST
Not sufficient funds (NSF)  $50​​​ $50
Verification $50​​​​+GST​​​​​​​​​​ $50​​​​+GST​​​​​​​​​​
Refund processing (registrant-requested cancellation) -​​​​ $75+GST​​​​

 14-month registration for LPNs in 2020-21