Annual registration renewal begins on Nov. 1 each year. To make sure you are ready to work on January 1, submit your renewal application and fees before Nov. 30. All applications not completed and paid for by this time could experience delays in processing. The renewal application will remain open until Dec. 31 at 4:30 p.m. PST.
It takes about 15 minutes to complete your application. The renewal requirements and assessment process are described in more detail below.
After completing your application form, you will pay your fees using one of the secure online payment options. Read more about fees and payment options.
If you enrolled in BCCNP's Pre-Authorized Payments (PAP), you will see the credits to your account on your invoice. If there are outstanding fees you will need to pay them before you can submit your application.
When assessing your renewal application, we consider the following:
If this was your Jurisprudence exam year, you must successfully complete this requirement before you can renew. You will not be able to access an online application for renewal until you have met this requirement.
To demonstrate currency in practice as an LPN, you must have done one of the following in the past five years to be eligible to renew your practising registration:
Each year you renew, you must self-report the LPN practice hours you worked between January 1 and December 31 of the same calendar year. Sign in to your account and go to the Quality Assurance tab to see the hours you have previously reported during renewal.
We understand that by renewing before December 31, you must provide a best guess of the hours you expect to work in the remaining days of the renewal year. If there are changes to the hours you submitted with your renewal application, you must have your employer provide BCCNP with confirmation of these practice hours.
If you aren't sure whether the work you are doing will be recognized as LPN practice, review the information on LPN practice hours.
Before you go to work in the new year, check your status on the public register to confirm your eligibility to practice as an LPN.
If you practice without valid registration, even accidentally, you are participating in unregistered practice. Unregistered practice is an offence under the Health Professions Act and results in additional fees to reinstate your practising registration. Learn more about unregistered practice.