Before you start an online application, you must prepare the following documents:
Scanned copies of
two identification documents (one must contain your photo), e.g., passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate or B.C. driver’s license that prove your identity. These documents
must be notarized by a notary public or lawyer and their signature and seal/stamp must be visible on the scanned images. If your name has changed, one of your documents should be a notarized identity document for your previous legal name(s).
All documents must include your full name. We cannot accept documents that include initials as part of your name.
if your name has changed, you will need a scanned copy of a notarized identity document for each of your names, e.g., marriage certificate, legal change of name document
your nursing education information (name, address and dates attended for each institution)
If you have ever written a national nursing exam, e.g., CRNE, NCLEX, OIIQ, you will need to arrange for your regulatory body to send BCCNM confirmation of your examination scores.
If you have current provisional registration with BCCNM, you will be eligible for practising status once we receive confirmation that you have passed the exam. If you write the exam in another Canadian jurisdiction, you must arrange for the results to be sent to BCCNM.
English fluency must be demonstrated prior to applying for registration with BCCNM. This can be met through one of the following:
The online application process takes 20-30 minutes.
Choose one option:
Create an online account
Sign in to your online account (use this option if you have already started your online application)
IMPORTANT — We cannot review your application until you upload all of the required documents.
If you apply for Provisional Registration prior to writing the NCLEX, BCCNM must receive confirmation that you have completed a recognized nursing program directly from:
Provisional registration is optional. You can indicate on your application if you want to apply for this status.
Becoming a nurse