posted Dec. 30, 2014updated Jan. 7, 2015
As of January 5, 2015, the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (CRNE) will be replaced by the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions for employers. Please visit the links on the right of this page for additional resources.
If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are permanent sites in Vancouver (Burnaby) & Surrey available year-round, as well as temporary sites throughout the province available for specified periods as follows:
CRNBC applicants can choose to write at any domestic testing center (Canada and USA) or at an international testing center for an additional fee. Information about specific testing center locations can be found on the Pearson Vue website.
After one unsuccessful attempt, provisional registrants are responsible to inform their employers of the result. In most cases, applicants are eligible to write the exam a second time, but must wait a minimum of 45 days between exam dates.
After two unsuccessful attempts, applicants are no longer eligible for provisional registration. They will be informed of their provisional registration expiry date, which is approximately six weeks following the release of their exam result. Employers (contact information provided by the provisional registrant) will also be informed of the new expiry date.
Applicants will be eligible to write the exam a third time after meeting any conditions (if applicable) put in place by the Registration Committee.
After three or more unsuccessful attempts, applicants are no longer eligible to write the exam unless the CRNBC Board directs otherwise. Applicants are provided with information about making a request to the Board with their exam results.