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Registration renewal

Nurses in British Columbia are required to renew their registration annually to ensure that they still meet the requirements to practise competently, ethically and safely.

 What you need to know

Timelines and deadlines
  • ​Renewal period: November 1 to December 31
  • Renewal deadline: 4:30 p.m. on December 31
  • Practice year: January 1 to December 31

Do you have a complex application? Apply early to ensure we have enough time to assess your application.

The renewal application: What to expect

​It will take 30-60 minutes to complete your application. You’ll be asked to:

  • Update your employment history and contact information
  • Provide information about any criminal charges or convictions over the past year
  • Consent to a criminal record check (if applicable)
  • Report your practice hours from the preceding year. Check your hours by signing into your BCCNP account.
  • Meet quality assurance requirements
  • Acknowledge  you have read and understand all of the consent and declaration requirements
  • Pay your renewal fee

Want to check your reported hours? Sign into your BCCNP account to view the hours you have reported for the four previous years.

  • ​Renewal fees are set on an annual basis by the BCCNP Board. Fees are available on the LPN fees page.
  • Did you know that you can pay for the upcoming year’s renewal fees monthly over the course of the year, rather than paying a lump sum in November/December? Learn more about the pre-authorized payment (PAP) program.
What happens if you don't renew on time
  • ​If you do not renew by the deadline, your registration will expire. You must not practise as a LPN unless you hold practising registration.
  • To regain your registration status, you will need to apply to reinstate your registration ($200+GST) in addition to paying your registration fees.

Unregistered practise: If you practise without practising registration, even accidentally, you are participating in unregistered practice and will be subject to an additional $300+GST surcharge to reinstate your registration. Learn more about the risks of unregistered practice.

 How to renew your registration

1. Gather the information you need
  • The email address you provided to BCCNP
  • Your account password
  • The number of hours you practised during the calendar year (practising registrants only)
  • Your payment information. See BCCNP payment options.

Forgot your password? Visit the BCCNP sign in page and click on "reset my password through email."

2. Complete the renewal application
  1. Sign in to your BCCNP account.
  2. Click on the “Registration” button, then the “Renew” button and follow the instructions.
  3. Complete the online application form.
3. Submit your payment
  • 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 Payment (PAP) program, 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.
4. Wait for confirmation of registration from BCCNP
  • Once you submit your completed application and pay your renewal fee, BCCNP Registration will assess your application to ensure you meet the registration requirements.
  • If your application is approved, you will be sent a confirmation of registration email to the email address on file with BCCNP.
  • Until you receive this email, your renewal application is still in progress and has not been approved.

Haven't received a confirmation email?

Your application won't be assessed until you submit your completed application and payment. Before calling to check on the status of your application, please:

  • Double-check that you submitted your application and that your payment went through
  • Check your junk mail and spam folders.

 Registration renewal is currently closed

​Registration renewal begins on November 1, 2019. To reinstate your registration, sign into your BCCNP account.