January 30, 2020

Licensure/membership renewal 2020-21 is open. Visit MyCRNNL to renew your annual practicing license or non-practicing membership.

Remember - in preparation for licensure renewal, review the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners and the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, as you must declare that you adhere to them. The revised Standards of Practice were approved by Council in October 2019 and all practicing registrants received a hard copy of the document in the mail. You must declare that you have completed all Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements before renewing your license.


Administrative Deadline is Extended to March 9th - Renew Now

The administrative deadline for annual licensure renewal originally scheduled for March 1st has been extended to March 9th.

The administrative deadline provides time in advance of the license expiry date of March 31, 2020. This window of time is vital to ensure that you have enough time to provide CRNNL with all required documentation so that your licensure can be issued by the expiry date. For example, if you held registration/licensure to practice in another province, territory, or county in the last 12 months, you must contact the regulatory body of that jurisdiction and request they send the required information directly to CRNNL.

Registrants renewing a practicing license who fail to submit their application by March 9th will automatically be subject to a late fee ($50 plus HST) that will be added to your licensure fee.The March 9thdeadline does not apply to registrants renewing a non-practicing membership.


Process for Professional Liability Protection

For renewal of a practicing license you must complete your CRNNL practicing license application (Step 1) on MyCRNNL, and the CNPS Professional Liability ProtectionTM process (Step 2). Once you complete your CRNNL application you will be transferred to the Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) website to submit and make direct payment for your professional liability protection. All Registrants renewing a practicing license are required to complete an online payment transaction directly to CNPS. Registrants have the option to purchase CNPS Supplementary Protection for assistance with regulatory matters regarding your nursing care and disciplinary hearings. For more information, visit

Upon completion of the CNPS registration and payment process you will be directed back to MyCRNNLto finalize the licensure renewal process.

To learn more about CNPS and the services it provides to nurse beneficiaries, visit the CNPS website.


Licensure/Membership Verification

You must confirm your licensure status using CRNNL's Member Search to ensure it is fully processed before commencing practice. It is a violation of the Registered Nurses Act to practice nursing without a practicing license. The 'Unauthorized Practice Fee' for practicing without a license is $100 per shift worked with no maximum amount. An allegation of conduct deserving of sanction will be filed in accordance with Section 21 of the Registered Nurses Act where a nurse practices without a license for more than three (3) shifts from and including the first shift worked.


Be a Voter - Council Election 2020

Registrants can vote at the same time you complete your licensure renewal. To be eligible to vote you must hold a practicing license. Three positions are open for Council for 2020-2023. They are Councillor-At-Large, Regional Nursing Councillor for Eastern, and Regional Nursing Councillor for Western. Ten candidates have put their name forward and you can vote for each position, regardless of where you reside in the province. Visit CRNNL Council Election 2020 - Meet Your Candidates for more information. The deadline to cast your vote is March 31, 2020.


CCP Audit

Registrants who renew a practicing license may be randomly selected to participate in the upcoming 2020 CCP Audit. Be sure to have your completed 2019-20 documents ready for submission including your learning plan, evaluation and verification of 7 formal continuous learning hours. Registrants who are selected for the audit will be notified by registered mail and email in mid-April 2020. Results of the CCP audit for the 2018-19 licensure year are available here.


View Your Practice Hours

You may view your RN/NP practice hours on file at CRNNL. When you login to MyCRNNLyou will see a link to view your hours on file. The system will provide a statement of your eligibility for a practicing license based on the practice hours on file. You cannot edit your hours. If your feel your hours are incorrect you should contact your employer(s) for a revised letter of hours and submit to CRNNL.


Online Resources

To help your navigate MyCRNNL, CRNNL has developed several resources: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), a 'help' feature and live online support. Look for further details about licensure/membership renewal in the January issue of the College Connection magazine

Please note: as per policy, CRNNL only issues electronic payment receipts, which may be used for income tax purposes.

For any questions, contact Remember to include your CRNNL Registration Number in all correspondence.


Communications with CRNNL

As the regulatory body for registered nurses and nurse practitioners CRNNL regularly sends communication to registrants on a variety of topics. These communications are sent via email or hard copy via Canada Post. As a regulated professional it is essential to read all communication from CRNNL as they contain important information that may impact your ongoing licensure or your practice.


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