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Renewal

About 2017 renewal​​

Registration renewal for the 2017-18 practice year will be open from Jan. 3 to Feb. 28, 2017.

  • CRNBC's practice year is March 1 to Feb. 28 (29 in a leap year).
  • CRNBC registrants must complete the online renewal process, including full payment of renewal fees, by midnight on Feb. 28 (Feb. 29 in a leap year).
  • Nurses who do not renew their practising registration by Feb. 28 must apply to return to practising registration (reinstatement) and pay an additional fee.
  • It is illegal to practise nursing without current practising registration.​

How to r​enew​​​

Renewal should take about 25–30 minutes.​

  • Sign in ​
  • Meet Quality Assurance and other requirements
  • Update your employment history and contact information.
  • 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 each year even if you spread your fees over the year.

 FAQs

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?

Starting Sept. 1, 2015, you can change your registration status, which may entitle you to a refund. There is a $100 non-refundable change status fee. For more information, visit Leaving or returning to nursing practice.

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 “I've forgotten my password”
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Click "continue"
  4. Within five minutes you’ll receive an email with a link. Click on the link and create 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?
Congratulations on your retirement!
 
If you are not renewing your registration, please sign in and select "cancel." This will prevent you from receiving communication about renewal.
 
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 2017.
I am a non-practising nurse and would like to return to practice. Can I do that on the renewal form?
No. You will need to sign in and click the "Change" button to apply to return to practice.
 
IMPORTANT: If you are returning to practice on or before Feb. 28, 2017, you will need to renew your registration for 2017 after your status has been changed to practising. We recommend that you submit your status change application as soon as possible to help ensure your request is processed and you have time to renew your registration before Feb. 28, 2017.
 
NOTE: If you are changing your status to practising for March 1, 2017, you simply need submit a change status application. You do not need to renew your registration once your status has been changed to practising. 
 
Not sure what to do? Please call us and we'll walk you through it.
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 (Feb. 29 in a leap year), 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, 2017 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 $105 incl. tax. 
     
  3. It can take up to 10 business days to process a reinstatement application.
I’ll be away and am planning to renew late, what do I need to know?

​Renewal is 100% online so you can renew from anywhere with an Internet connection. If your accommodations don't have Internet service, try Internet cafes or libraries. It is crucial to renew before the Feb. 28 deadline so that your registration doesn't expire. If your registration expires, you will need to apply to reinstate it and pay a $105 (including tax) change status fee, on top of your renewal fee.

 2017 renewal is open

 Tax receipts

Sign in​ to download your 2015 tax receipt.

 Important: Leaving or returning to practice during renewal

If you will be changing your registration status during renewal, please read Changing your registration status during renewal.

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