Maintaining current practising registration ensures you can work as an LPN anytime between January 1 and December 31. After completing your application and paying your fees, remember to confirm your status on the public register before you work in January.
If you have practising or non-practising registration, you may choose to complete the non-practising registration renewal form. Remember that non-practising registration means you are not able to practise as an LPN in BC. You will still receive BCCNP's monthly newsletter and be able to attend the Annual General Meeting.
When you do plan to return to LPN practice, you must first convert your registration from non-practising to practising. Don't leave it to the last minute - the time it takes to assess your application can vary. Additional education may be required before you are eligible to return to practice. When you are ready, sign in to your BCCNP account and choose “convert” to complete your application. When we assess your application, we review when you last practised as an LPN, evidence of good character, evidence of fitness to practice, and evidence of meeting current competency requirements. A reinstatement fee will be applied to your application. For more on the reinstatement requirements click here.
If you do not plan to practise as an LPN this year, you may choose not to renew your registration with BCCNP. When you want to return to practice, you will first need to submit an application for reinstatement. When we assess your application, we review when you last practised as an LPN, evidence of good character, evidence of fitness to practice, and evidence of meeting current competency requirements. Reinstatement applications take longer to process, so don't leave it to the last minute.