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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) mar. 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
mAr. 1, 2020 
fEB. 28,  2021
Practising — RPN, temporary RPN, provisional RN $468.48 $500.05
Non-practising — RPN $87.84 $91.25
Temporary — RPN $468.48 $100 + daily rate x # of days
​​CNPS Professional liability protection (+GST) mar. 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
mAr. 1, 2020 
fEB. 28,  2021
Practising — RPN, temporary RPN, provisional RN $48 $48
Temporary — RPN $48 $48
Initial application fees (+GST) Mar. 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
MAR. 1, 2020 
FEB. 29,  2021
B.C. registered psychiatric nurse application assessment $212 $230
Canadian registered psychiatric nurse application assessment $275 $300
International registered psychiatric nurse application assessment $362 $600
Non-practising registered psychiatric nurse application assessment $100 $100

Reinstatement application fees (+GST) Mar. 1, 2019 –
Feb. 29, 2020
MAR. 1, 2020 
FEB. 29,  2021
Reinstatement to practising RPN application assessment $100 $225
Reinstatement to non-practising RPN application assessment $100 $100

Examination fees JAN. 1 – DEC. 31, 2019 JAN. 1 –  
DEC. 31,  2020
Registered Psychiatric Nurse of Canada Examination (RPNCE) $661.50​ $661.50
RPNCE retakes
(in addition to RPNCE fee)
-​ $100.00
RPNCE rescheduling -​ $100.00

Other fees JAN. 1 –
DEC. 31, 2019
JAN. 
DEC. 31,  2020
Status change surcharge (unregistered practice) $300+GST $300+GST
Verification $50​​​+GST​​​​​​​​​​ $50​​​+GST​​​​​​​​​​
Not sufficient funds (NSF) $50 $50
Refund processing (registrant cancels registration) $100+GST $75​+GST

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 2020-21 fees: Practising RPN

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BCCNP registration $500.05 
CNPS​​ $50.40
Total $​550.45

 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.​​