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STEP 1: Your eligibility

Use the self-assessment tools to see if you meet the requirements for registration.

To be eligible for NP registration in B.C., you must have:

  • Current RN registration or established eligibility for RN registration with CRNBC. An RN application and NP application can be submitted concurrently.
  • Graduated from a B.C. recognized NP program or graduated from a NP program equivalent to a Master’s level nursing education program that prepares graduates with the competencies to practise as described in the Competencies Required for Nurse Practitioners in British Columbia.
  • Successfully completed the written examination and objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).
  • Met the minimum practice hour requirement.


The minimum hour requirement can be met through having completed one of the following in the past three years:

      • Graduated from a B.C. recognized NP education program or equivalent; 
      • Engaged in the practice of nursing as an NP for at least a minimum of 900 hours in the stream in which you are seeking registration as set out in the CRNBC Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners Standards, Limits and Conditions; or 
      • Completed a clinical directed study through a B.C.-recognized NP program.
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