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Registration for international nurses

All applicants must meet the mandatory requirements to be eligible for registration.

Can you apply?

To start a CRNBC application, you must firs​t apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NN​AS).

After the NNAS reviews your application, you'll need the following to apply to CRNBC:

  1. NNAS registration number AND an NNAS application number
  2. An NNAS advisory report
  3. Your payment information


  1. All applicants must meet CRNBC's English requirements.
    If you have completed the NNAS process, you may still need to provide us with English fluency test results.
    English fluenc​y fact sheet (PDF) 
  2. Most internationally-educated nurses must be assessed by the Nursing Competency Assessment  Service (NCAS) after they finish the NNAS.

You're ready to apply

If you have met all three of the above application requirements, you're ready to apply for CRNBC registration. 

Please allow 3–5 days after you receive your NNAS report before applying for registration.

Choose one option:

We will send you a confirmation email after you successfully submit your CRNBC application and payment.​​

 New registration requirement

​​​​​Starting Sept. 1, 2016, all applicants—including B.C. graduates—wh​o apply for initial RN registration must complete the jurisprudence learning m​​odule.​  ​

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