Application, registration, renewal, and reinstatement fees allow CLPNBC to regulate licensed practical nurses in the public interest and to carry out the requirements of a regulatory college as set out in the Health Professions Act.

Please note: All fees are non-refundable and are subject to change.

Effective November 1, 2017

Application Fees (plus applicable taxes)
BC practical nurse graduate $200
Internationally educated nurse $400
LPN who has practising registration from another Canadian jurisdiction  $200
Former LPN or PN Graduate from another Canadian jurisdiction who has not obtained Initial registration in the province from which they graduated $300


Initial Registration & Renewal Fees
Practising registration $350
Limited registration $350
Interim registration (not renewable) $100
Non-practising registration $90
Temporary registration
(Available only if the Registrar declares a state of emergency)
$30 for 30 days


Other Fees (plus applicable taxes)
Reinstatement $200

Practising without registration

  • First time offence
  • Repeat offences



Verification of registration or copy request

  • Current registrant
  • Former registrant



Repeat Jurisprudence exam attempts $75
Criminal record check
(collected on behalf of the Ministry of Justice)
Exam administration (collected on behalf of ASI) $220
Test centre for CPNRE
(paid directly to PearsonVue when you schedule your exam)

An easier way to pay

Once you are registered, you can pay your annual registration fee by signing up for pre-authorized payments (PAP). PAP is pre-arranged monthly deductions sent to CLPNBC from your bank account. When it's time to renew your registration, you have already paid most, if not all, of your registration fee, so all you have to do is sign in to your online CLPNBC account and complete the application. Plus, it’s easier to make smaller payments throughout the year. Sign up now!

How much can I expect to pay?

All individuals applying for initial registration with CLPNBC pay the following fees:

  1. criminal record check 
  2. application 
  3. exam administration 
  4. test centre  
  5. registration

Once registered, LPNs pay an annual fee to renew their registration. If an individual fails to renew his or her registration, he or she first pays a reinstatement fee then a registration fee.

Every five years registrants pay a criminal record check fee.

Accepted forms of payment

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • VISA/Debit
  • INTERAC Online
    • Bank of Montreal
    • First Nations Bank of Canada
    • RBC
    • Scotiabank
    • TD Canada Trust
    • Participating Canadian credit unions
  • Money order
  • We do not accept payment by personal cheque