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 February 1, 2016

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
Graduate of an unrecognized practical nursing education program in BC $1,000
Registered nurse $200


Initial Registration & Renewal Fees
Practising registration $300
Limited registration $300
Interim registration (not renewable) $75
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 $200
Verification of registration $50
Copy request $50

Jurisprudence exam

1st attempt
2nd attempt
3rd attempt



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?

Starting February 1, 2016, 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.


How can I pay?

CLPNBC accepts payments by VISA, MasterCard, VISA/Debit or INTERAC Online (Bank of Montreal, RBC, Scotiabank, Envision Financial Credit Union, and TD Canada Trust clients.) We also accept money orders.