Effective Jan. 1, 2020, LPN registrants will pay pro-rated fees and may be eligible for a refund on registration fees if leaving practice.
Reinstatement is the process that former BC LPNs follow when they want to return to practise in BC.
Conversion is the process for a registrant holding non-practising registration switching back to practising registration.
You must log in to your BCCNP account to apply for either reinstatement or conversion. Select "Apply" to start your application.
An assessment may include a review of the following:
Your application will not proceed unless you have submitted all the requirements above. The registration team will contact you if there are outstanding documents that BCCNP needs to proceed with your application.
Note: If your registration was cancelled or suspended following an inquiry or discipline committee decision, you will be asked to provide additional evidence. Please contact the registration team for more information.
This assessment will determine whether you meet the requirements for reinstatement. The requirements for reinstatement include that you:
If your application is still incomplete after 6 months, BCCNP will destroy your file. This means you will have to start the process again and pay additional fees.
If you have been away from nursing for more than five years, the pathway back to practising registration will take more time and requires additional evidence to satisfy the committee of your current competence to practice. You may apply for reinstatement to practising registration to find out what the pathway will be for you. It may include:
Contact the registration team for more details.
*If you last held practising registration within 90 days of submitting your reinstatement application, you are not required to authorize a new criminal record check unless your 5-year recheck is due.