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RN and NP registration renewal: What you need to know

Dec 11, 2018

Registration renewal for registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) begins on January 2, 2019. Your first renewal with BCCNP will look and feel similar to previous years, but here are a few things you need to know to make the process as smooth as possible:

Registration renewal closes at 4:30 pm

Registration renewal will close at 4:30 pm on Feb. 28, 2019, rather than midnight. This change provides BCCNP staff with more time to assess any remaining applications before Mar. 1. To ensure you’re able to renew your registration, we recommend you submit your completed application and payment well in advance of the 4:30 pm deadline on Feb. 28. 


As it was announced earlier this year, you’ll see an increase in your BCCNP registration fees as well as your CNPS fees this year. This means that if you participate in the pre-authorized payment program, you’ll have a balance to pay when you renew.

Payment options

Similar to policies of other organizations such as the Government of Canada, BCCNP will no longer be accepting cash and money orders as methods of payment. This decision was made due to the diminishing number of registrants using these options and the additional processing time required. Our current payment options link directly with our renewal system, so payment is automatically and instantly accepted and processed.

Registered in more than one nursing designation in BC?

If you are registered in more than one nursing designation in BC (RN/LPN or RN/RPN), learn more about renewal for dual registrants. 

Questions about renewal?

Visit the renewal page to learn more.