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Registered psychiatric nurse (RPN)


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. Only registration fees are eligible for a refund. GST is not charged unless noted.​

​​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 fees Sept. 4 –Dec. 31, 2018 MARCH 1, 2019 
FEB. 29,  2020
Registered Psychiatric Nurse of Canada Examination (RPNCE) $661.50​ $661.50

Other fees Sept. 4, 2018 –
Feb. 28, 2019
MARCH 1, 2019 
FEB. 29,  2020
CNPS professional liability protection​ n/a​​​​​​​​​​ $0.00*​​​​
Status change $100+GST​​​​​​​​​​ $100+GST​​
Status change surcharge (unregistered practice) $300+GST $300+GST
Verification $50​​​+GST​​​​​​​​​​ $50​​​+GST​​​​​​​​​​
Not sufficient funds (NSF) $50 $50

​​*RPN CNPS professional liability protection fees for 2019-20 have been pre-paid with proceeds of the sale of the CRPNBC building. RPN registrants will begin paying CNPS fees in 2020-21.​

 Fees are increasing for 2019-20

 2019 fees: Practising RPN

​​
BCCNP registration $468.48 
CNPS​​ $0.00*
Total $​468.48

​​*RPN CNPS professional liability protection fees for 2019-20 have been pre-paid with proceeds of the sale of the CRPNBC building. RPN registrants will begin paying CNPS fees in 2020-21. ​​

 Request a refund

You can change your registration status at any time, and you might be eligible for a refund (after the non-refundable $100+GST change status fee). Visit the leaving or returning to practice page​ for more information.​​