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 or use the title of "nurse," "registered psychiatric nurse," or "RPN" unless you hold practising registration.
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.
Registrants need to work a minimum of 1,400 hours over the preceding five-year period to renew their practising registration.
Learn more about the practice hours requirement and your options if you do not have enough hours to renew your practising registration.
There is no minimum number of hours on a per year basis. If you were employed but did not work, enter 0 hours.
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 Mar. 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 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.
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.
You may be entitled to a refund if you cancel your registration. There is a $75+GST refund administration fee. For more information, visit changing your registration status during renewal.
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.
Tax receipts for the previous year are available in early January. You can access your tax receipt by logging into your
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:
You haven't created your account
The email address you have entered is different from the address in your BCCNM record
The password you entered does not match the one you created. Remember that one of the characters must be a capital letter. If you cannot remember your password, click on "I’ve forgotten my password” and follow the steps to reset it.
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 the following year.
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.