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Temporary emergency registration

Temporary emergency registration enables eligible individuals to register quickly on a short-term basis to assist with emergency health care response in BC. BCCNM is currently granting temporary emergency registration to assist with COVID-19 pandemic efforts.​

The Provincial Health Order is to be followed by all authorized health professionals engaged in the immunization campaign. All authorized health professionals are to work within their individual competence, adhere to BCCNM standards (where applicable), and follow their employer/school policies.

The BC Centre for Disease Control has also developed a list of aligned education recommendations​ with links to the required courses that may be helpful.

Practising registrants in BC do not need temporary emergency registration.​

​Who can apply​​

  • Midwives
  • Nursing and midwifery students
  • Registrants holding Temporary Emergency Registration with BCCNM (including retired nurses and midwives)
  • Retired nurses or midwives NOT registered with BCCNM​​

How to apply​

Visit the temporary emergency registration application page​ and follow the instructions. ​​

Whe​​n will temporary emergency registration end?

​Temporary Emergency Registration is granted for periods of 180 days and will be automatically extended as long as the public health emergency remains in effect. BCCNM will work with government, the health authorities and other stakeholders to determine when to end temporary emergency registration. When BCCNM announces that TER is repealed, the registration of individuals holding TER will expire 15 days following the announcement. Current TERs will be communicated with directly to inform them of their updated registration expiry date.​

Geographic area1 Total by class Total by area
Out of province LPN = 172
NP = 1
RN = 446
RPN = 2


900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

With great respect, we acknowledge that BCCNM’s office is located on the unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.​