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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 renew​al i​s closed ​​

If you did not renew by the deadline, your registration will expire at 11:59 pm on March 31, 2024. To reinstate your registration, sign in to your BCC​NM account​​ ​​​​​on or after April 1, 2024. Until your registration is reinstated, you must not practice as a nurse.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Registration renewal is open!

What you need to know

Timelines and deadlin​es

​​​Registration renewal opens on Feb. 1.

Registration renewal closes on March 31 at 4:30 p.m. ​

  • You must submit yo​ur 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. 

  • ​​In​complete applications are cancelled whe​​n the deadline passes.​​​​​​​​

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 NP requirement)
  • ​Meet your quality assurance requirements
  • Acknowledge you have read and understand all of the consent and declaration requirements
  • Pay your renewa​​l fee​

  • Re​​ne​​wal fees are set on an annual basis by the BCCNM Board.

  • NP fees​

  • 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 and pay the reinstatement fee​,​ 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 unregistered practice 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 or shortly after 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 reminders 
Registration renewal reminders are sent to the email address you submitted to BCCNM, and continue until you complete your renewal or the renewal period ends. Registrants who wish to maintain their BCCNM registration after March 31 cannot opt out of renewal reminders. 

Are you retiring/cancelling your registration? If you do not intend to practice after March 31, you can log into your BCCNM account and click "cancel" . You will not receive any more registration reminders. Visit the changing your status during renewal page for more information.  If you're retiring, thank you for your service, and we wish you all the best in your retirement! ​

​​How to renew your registration

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

  • Your account password

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

  • Your pa​ymen​t 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 yo​​u 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:

  • Dou​ble-check that you submitted your application and that your payment went through

  • Che​​ck your junk mail and spam folders​​​​​​​​


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

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​