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2022-23 BCCNM registration fees: Licensed practical nurses

Nov 1, 2021

​The BCCNM Board recently approved fees for the 2022-23 registration year. A summary of fee changes is provided below; check the ​​fees page for a full list of fees for licensed practical nurses (LPNs).  

BCCNM registration fees

In 2022-23, practising LPNs will pay $521.95 in BCCNM registration fees, a 10% increase over last year's fee (based on a 12-month registration year). Because LPNs paid for 13 months of registration last year, registrants will pay a total of $7.15 more in 2022-23.

practising LPN fees
BCCNM registration fee
Length of registration year
13 months
12 months

​As a not-for-profit organization, BCCNM sets fees based on the cost of the activities required to effectively regulate each profession. Between 2013 and 2017, LPNs did not see a substantial registration fee increase, even though the cost of regulation was increasing steadily. Over the last five years, BCCNM needed to slowly increase LPN fees to align with the current cost of regulating LPNs. With this increase, LPN fees now better reflect this cost.

Non-practising LPN fees
Non-practising LPN fees will not change, but the total amount will decrease by $8.06 to $94.90 because the registration year is 12 months instead of 13 months:

Non-practising LPN fees
BCCNM registration fee
Length of registration year
13 months
12 months

Optional: Association membership

LPNs have the option of purchasing association (NNPBC) membership when renewing their registration. If selected, the association membership fee will be added to your renewal invoice, in addition to your registration fees. NNPBC has reduced their association membership fee by 23% to $41.99, including GST. To learn more about the association's 2022-23 fees and benefits of membership, visit the NNPBC website. 

Frequently asked questions

How do you determine fees?
We do an annual audit of the cost of the activities required to regulate each profession. As a not-for-profit organization, fees are set by the BCCNM Board based on the estimated cost of regulation for the coming year.
What do my fees pay for?
Registrant fees fund the work of the college in fulfilling its mandate to protect the public. Our core work includes:

Scope of work and standards: We determine the scope, professional standards and practice standards for nursing professionals and midwives in B.C. Current standards are regularly reviewed and new standards are developed to meet the changing healthcare landscape.

Education program review and recognition: BCCNM reviews nursing and midwifery programs in BC and recognizes programs that meet the educational requirements needed for graduates to meet their profession’s standards and practice safely, competently, and ethically.

Registration: We establish the requirements for registration as a nursing professional or midwife in B.C. and assess applicants to determine if they meet those requirements.

Continued competence: We maintain a quality assurance program that promotes continued competence throughout the career of a nursing professional or midwife.

Investigating complaints: We investigate and take action to resolve complaints related to registrant practice.
Why do the costs of regulation continue to go up?
BCCNM sets fees on a cost recovery basis. Included in this is the cost of:
  • New regulatory work, such as the Cultural Safety and Humility Standard.
  • More complex and serious complaints that require considerable resources to investigate and resolve.
  • More complex registration files, resulting in more investigations, increased need for specialized skills, hearings and legal support.
  • Costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • New or more complex entry-level nursing programs to review
  • The development of new registration exams like the REx-PN New exam​

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