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.
If you do not renew by the deadline, your registration will expire and you will no longer be a registrant of BCCNM.
You must not practise as a nurse
You must not use the title of "nurse," or any other designation-specific title included in the Appropriate Use of Titles practice standard.
To regain your registration, you will need to apply to reinstate your registration ($230+GST) in addition to paying your registration fees.
To practise as a nursing professional in B.C., you must hold current practising registration with BCCNM. If you practise without practising registration, even accidentally, you are in breach of the Health Professions Act. Your application for reinstatement of practicing registration may require review by the BCCNM Registration Committee. You're also taking a risk that can impact you professionally and financially:
You aren't covered by professional liability protection. If you practise without protection, you are opening yourself up to personal financial risk if there is a lawsuit stemming from your nursing practise during that period.
Additional fees. If you practise without registration, you'll have to pay a $325+GST unregistered practice surcharge, in addition to your registration and reinstatement application fees.
There is no minimum number of hours on a per year basis. If you were employed but did not work, enter 0 hours.
When you renew, choose the RN with Certified Practice or NP with Certified Practice application option.
In addition to general renewal requirements, you will be asked to complete two personal practice review (continuing competence) questions about the certified designation(s) you have qualified for with BCCNM.
If you have not practiced in your certified practice area(s) in the last year, your application will be reviewed by staff to assess whether you are eligible to renew the certified practice designation(s). Please submit your application as usual and allow 2-3 days for staff to review and follow up as required.
If you intend to continue practising after Feb. 28 (29th in a leap year), yes.
If you do not plan to continue practising on or after March 1, you do not need to renew and your registration will expire.
Yes. You will still need to complete a renewal application for each registration you want to maintain. We’re working on making this easier for you, but our current system still processes each application separately.
Credit card (VISA, American Express and MasterCard)
Pre-authorized payment plan (PAP)
If you do not have or do not wish to use a credit card for payment, we also accept INTERAC Online.
If neither of those options work, we recommend you buy a prepaid credit card and use it to pay your fee. A few things to keep in mind:
Check your total balance owing
before buying the card
The pre-paid card must have a balance that can pay the
entire fee. Multiple cards cannot be used.
The pre-paid card must be from American Express, VISA and MasterCard.
Even though cash is legal currency, it is not mandatory for Canadian businesses to accept it.
The Canadian government no longer accepts payments other than credit card for items such as passports. Airlines only accept credit card payment as well.
Yes. BCCNM does not retain any personal banking information transmitted over the Internet. The information is retained by Moneris, which is the largest processor of transactions in Canada. Moneris also has enhanced security mechanisms to ensure the security of financial information.
Visit the BCCNM sign-in page and click “I've forgotten my password.” You’ll need your BCCNM ID and personal security word to complete the process.
Please click on the link only once! It may take a few moments for the email to reach your inbox.
This message will appear for one or more of the following reasons:
BCCNM account can be used to:
Access to registration applications and renewal
Access to your quality assurance information
Update your contact information (address, phone number, and email address)
Update or add new employer information
View or print your annual renewal tax receipt
Pay outstanding fees
If you are retiring or do not plan to renew your registration, then sign into your
BCCNM account once the renewal period has started and select the “Cancel” option. This will ensure that you do not receive any email reminders to renew.
If you use our pre-authorized payment plan, you can cancel it at the end of the form. You will receive a refund in April for the payments made toward 2020-21.
Visit the changing your status during renewal page for your options.
No. You’ll need to reinstate your registration and then renew.
Learn more about changing your registration status during renewal. Not sure what to do? Please call us and we'll walk you through it.