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Fees enable BCCNM to regulate nursing professionals in the public interest and to carry out the requirements of a regulatory college as set out in the Health Professions Act. Only registration fees are eligible for a refund. GST is not charged unless noted.​

2022-23 fee summaries


Renewal and initial registration fees (annualized)  Mar. 1, 2021-Mar. 31, 2022
(13 months)  
April 1, 2022-Mar. 31, 2023
(12 months)  
Practising or provisional RPN   $558.36    $521.95 
Non-practising RPN $102.96  $94.90 
Employed student psychiatric nurse   $225.72  $208.05 


CNPS professional liability protection (incl. GST)  Mar. 1, 2021-Mar. 31, 2022
(13 months)  
April 1, 2022-Mar. 31, 2023
(12 months)  
Practising or provisional RPN    $109.20 or $164.85 
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$113.39 or $92.40
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Employed student psychiatric nurse   $86.10 or $164.85 
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$92.36 or $92.40
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Initial application fees (+GST) Feb. 1, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022 Feb. 1, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2023
B.C. RPN application assessment  $230  $230 
Canadian RPN application assessment  $300  $300 
International RPN application assessment  $600  $600 
Employed student psychiatric nurse application assessment  $150  $150 
Non-practising RPN application assessment  $100  $100 


Reinstatement application fees (+GST)  Feb. 1, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022  Feb. 1, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2023 
Reinstatement to practising RPN application assessment  $230  $230 
Reinstatement to non-practising RPN application assessment  $100  $100 


 Examination fees   Feb. 1, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022  Feb. 1, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2023 
Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE)  $661.50  $661.50 
RPNCE retakes (in addition to RPNCE fee)  $100  $100 
RPNCE rescheduling  $100  $100 
RPNCE rescores  $50 


 Other fees  Feb. 1, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022   Feb. 1, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2023 
Reinstatement surcharge (unregistered practice)   $325+GST  $325+GST 
Not sufficient funds (NSF)  $50  $50 
Verification, certificate of professional conduct or letter of good standing   $50+GST  $50+GST 
Refund processing (registrant-requested cancellation) $75+GST  $75+GST