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    • CRNBC's practice year is March 1 to Feb. 28 (29 in a leap year).
    • Nurses who do not renew their practising registration by Feb. 28 must pay an additional reinstatement fee of $222.08 (including GST).
    • It is illegal to practise nursing without current practising registration.

 How to renew

  1. Sign in (it should take 25-30 minutes);
  2. Meet Quality Assurance requirements;
  3. Meet other renewal requirements;
  4. Update your information, such as employment history. Ensure we have your current mail and email addresses.
  5. Submit fee. Pay by credit card, cheque or money order. Payment must be made by Feb. 28 for your registration to be activated.

You must renew every year even if you spread your fees over the year.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to renew by Feb. 1 even though my registration doesn’t expire until Feb. 28 at 23:59 hours?
A lot of people ask this question and we always recommend that people renew early. We want people to give themselves enough time that if an unexpected problem occurs, they can still renew and be legally entitled to practise on March 1.
Are registration fees refundable?
Registration fees are non-refundable. However, if you paid in advance through the pre-authorized payment plan and then didn’t renew, you will receive a refund.
What do I do if I have forgotten my password or email address?
Forgotten password
If you forgot your password, you can reset it. A link for this is also posted on the sign in page.
  1. Click “Have a temporary password emailed to you”
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Click submit once
  4. Within five minutes you’ll receive an email with a temporary password. Sign in with the temporary password and choose a new password.
Forgotten email address
If you forgot your email address, contact us so we can update your information over the phone.
I'm retiring and don't plan to renew my registration. Do I need to let you know?
If you are not renewing your registration, please sign in and at the beginning of the renewal form, choose “cancel registration.”
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 already made toward 2014.
I am a non-practising nurse and would like to convert to practising. Can I do that on the renewal form?
It depends on how long it has been since you last held practising registration. If it has been one year, you can convert your status online. If it has been longer than that, you will need to complete a paper form. Read more 
What if I am not working for part of the year?
There are several options available. Each person's situation is unique. Please call us to review the best options to meet your needs.
What do I need to do to renew my certified practice designation?

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 CRNBC.

I have Provisional Registration. Do I need to renew my registration?

If your condition(s) expires after Feb. 28, you can renew your registration. Check your conditions and the expiry dates

If you are not sure if you can renew, please contact us.

What happens if I don’t complete the Personal Practice Review questions?
If you do not complete the Personal Practice Review, you will have a condition on your registration. Use the Nurse Verification to review your condition and note your registration expiry date.
If you complete your Personal Practice Review, before your registration expires:
  1. Email register@crnbc.ca on or before June 1, 2014 at 1 p.m.
  2. State: “I have completed my personal practice review.”
  3. Include the completed questions
  4. Include your registration number
  5. CRNBC will remove the condition from your registration

If you do NOT complete your Personal Practice Review before your registration expires:

  1. You must stop working at midnight on the day your registration expires.
  2. You will not be eligible to work until you reinstate your registration and pay a reinstatement fee of $222.08. 
  3. It can take up to 10 business days to process a reinstatement application.


(No increase since last renewal)

Spread your fees over the year

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 Nurse Practitioners

To renew, all nurse practitioners must report on three learning activities they have completed in the preceding year. We have identified criteria for completion of these activities. When you report your activities on your renewal form, specify the actual activity. For example if you attended a conference on diabetes management, specify “diabetes management conference” rather than “conference.”