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How to renew

Nurses in British Columbia are required to renew their registration annually to ensure they still meet the requirements to practise competently, ethically and safely.

Registration renewal is closed 

If you did not renew, your registration has expired and you must not practise as a nurse. To reinstate your registration, sign in to your BCCNM account​​.​​​​​


​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 NP renewal in 2021.​​​​​​

 What you need to know

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 (view the RN or NP requirement)

  • ​Meet your quality assurance requirements

  • Acknowledge you have read and understand all of the consent and declaration requirements

  • Pay your renewal fee

  • ​​Renewal fees are set on an annual basis by the BCCNM Board. 

  • ​Did you know that you can pay for the upcoming year's renewal fees monthly over the course of the year, rather than paying a lump sum in January/February? 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 nurse 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 practice: 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.

 How to renew your registration

Gather the information you need
  • ​The email address you provided to BCCNM

  • Your account password

  • The number of hours you practised during the previous year​ (practising registration only. See NP ​requirements)

  • Your payment information. BCCNM payment options.

Forgot your password? Visit the BCCNM sign-in page and click on "I've forgotten my password." You'll need your BCCNM ID and personal security word to complete the process.

Complete the renewal application
Submit your payment
Wait for confirmation of registration from BCCNM
  • ​Once you submit your completed application and pay your renewal fee, BCCNM Registration staff 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


​C​heck out the frequently asked questions page​ or contact BCCNM registration at ​