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.
If you do not renew by the deadline, your registration will expire, and you will no longer be a registrant of BCCNM.
You must not practise as a nurse or use the title of "nurse," "licensed practical nurse" or "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.
To practise as a nursing professional in B.C., you must hold current practising registration with BCCNM. If you practise without practising registration, even accidentally, you are in breach of the Health Professions Act. Your application for reinstatement of practising registration may require review by the BCCNM Registration Committee. You're also taking a risk that can impact you professionally and financially:
You aren't covered by liability insurance. If you practise without protection, you are opening yourself up to personal financial risk if there is a lawsuit stemming from your nursing practice during that period.
Additional fees. If you practise without registration, you'll have to pay a $325+GST unregistered practice surcharge, in addition to your registration and change status fees.
Your BCCNM account can be used for the following:
Access to registration applications and renewal
Access to your quality assurance information
Update your contact information (address, phone #, and email address)
Update or add new employer information
View or print your annual renewal tax receipt
Pay outstanding fees
The registration renewal application is 100% online so you can renew from anywhere with an internet connection. If your accommodations don't have internet service, try an internet cafe or library.
It is crucial to renew before the renewal deadline so that your registration doesn't expire.
Due to the holidays and related office closures in December, we recommend you complete your renewal application by Nov. 30 to ensure your application can be assessed and approved prior to the Dec. 31 deadline.
Use the email address where you receive BCCNM's newsletter. If you do not receive the newsletter, email the registration team. After we verify your identity, we can confirm the email address on your account. If your email address has changed, you can still sign in with the old email address and your BCCNM password. Then select to update your contact information and change to your new email address.
Log in to "My Account" using the email address and password you used to renew your registration.
This message will appear for one or more of the following reasons:
You haven't created your account
The email address you have entered is different from the address in your BCCNM record
The password you entered does not match the one you created. Remember that one of the characters must be a capital letter. If you cannot remember your password, click on "Forgot my password" and follow the steps to reset it.
Visit the BCCNM sign in page and click “reset my password through email.” You’ll need your BCCNM ID and personal security word to complete the process.
Please click on the link only once! It may take a few moments for the email to reach your inbox.
LPNs will need to work a minimum of 1,125 hours over five years to renew their practising registration.
Learn more about the
practice hours requirement and your options if you do not have enough hours to renew your practising registration.
There is no minimum number of hours on a per-year basis. If you were employed but did not work, enter 0 hours.
If you intend to continue practising after Dec. 31, 2019, yes.
If you do not plan to continue practising on or after Jan. 1, 2020, you do not need to renew and your registration will expire.
Yes. You will still need to complete a renewal application for each registration you want to maintain. We’re working on making this easier for you, but our current system still processes each application separately.
To learn more, visit the renewal for dual registrants page.
Credit card (VISA and MasterCard)
Pre-authorized payment plan (PAP)
If you do not have or do not wish to use a credit card for payment, we also accept INTERAC Online or debit.
If neither of those options work, we recommend you buy a prepaid credit card and use it to pay your fee. A few things to keep in mind:
Check your total balance owing before buying the card
The pre-paid card must have a balance that can pay the entire fee. Multiple cards cannot be used.
The pre-paid card must be from American Express, VISA and MasterCard.
If you do not want to use a credit card, the pre-authorized payment (PAP) program may be a good option for you for future renewals.
Yes. BCCNM does not retain any personal banking information transmitted over the Internet. The information is retained by Moneris, which is the largest processor of transactions in Canada. Moneris also has enhanced security mechanisms to ensure the security of financial information.
Tax receipts are available in early January after the renewal period is closed. Eligible fees paid between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of one year will be on the tax receipt for the next immediate year. You can access your tax receipt by logging in to your BCCNM account in January.
Even though cash is legal currency, it is not mandatory for Canadian businesses to accept it.
The Canadian government no longer accepts payments other than credit card for items such as passports. Airlines only accept credit card payment as well.