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NPs educated outside B.C.

All applicants for registration must meet specific requirements. Check if you meet the requirements.


To practise as a registered nurse practitioner in British Columbia, a nurse practitioner (NP) must be registered with BCCNM.

BCCNM registers NPs in one of three streams of practice:

  • family
  • adult
  • pediatric

All NP applicants should carefully read BCCNM's Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners: Standards, Limits and Conditions​.​


If you have questions about your NP application, please contact BCCNM Registration at

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 English requirements

BCCNM's English fluency requirements include the following:

  • only CELBAN and IELTS exams will be accepted
  • new minimum score will be in effect

Please see the Engl​ish Test fact sheet for details.​