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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.

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Registration renewal is open 

Complete your renewal application  and submit payment before Friday, February 26, 2021​ at 4:30 p.m. PST. 

​​What's new for 2021

​There are some big (and small) changes to be aware of as you prepare to renew your registration. Find out what's new for LPN renewal in 2021.​​​​​

What you need to kn​ow

Timelines and deadlines

​​​Registration renewal opens on Jan. 4, 2021

Registration renewal closes on Friday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. 

  • You must submit your annual registration renewal application and pay outstanding​ fees by the deadline. 

  • Your application will be considered incomplete if we have not received the application and/or the required fees. 

  • ​​Incomplete applications are cancelled when the deadline passes.

Why is the renewal deadline early this year? ​Registration renewal typically closes at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 (Feb. 29 in a leap year), unless the date falls on the weekend or a holiday as it does this year. In that case, the renewal deadline is 4:30 p.m. on the last weekday of the month.​

​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.

  • 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 BCCNM account to view the hours you have reported for the four previous years.

Fees
  • ​Renewal fees are set on an annual basis by the BCCNM Board. Fees are available on the LPN fees page​.

  • Did you know that you can pay for the upcoming year’s renewal fees over the course of the year, rather than paying a lump sum when you renew? 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 ($230+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 $325+GST surcharge to reinstate your registration. Learn more about the risks of unregistered practice.

Changing your status during renewal

​If you are planning to change your status during the renewal period, you may have different options available to you depending on when you want your new status to take effect. Learn more about changing your status during renewal. ​​​

Registration renewal is closed 

Registration renewal ended on Dec. 31, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. PST. 

To reinstate your registration, sign in to your BCCNP account​ after Jan. 1, 2020 at midnight.

 How to renew your registration

1. Gather the information you need

Forgot your password? Visit the BCCNM sign in page and click on "reset my password through email." You'll need your BCCNM ID and personal security word to complete the process.

2. Complete the renewal application
  1. Sign in to your BCCNM 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 are enrolled in BCCNM'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 BCCNM
  • Once you submit your completed application and pay your renewal fee, Registration Services 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 BCCNM.

  • 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.