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Registration Renewal

General Information

Online Registration Renewal

Renew your practising or non-practising membership online between October 1 and November 30 at 11:59 pm at

Please note, although Registration Renewal remains open until 11:59 pm, NANB’s office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, registration support will not be available after 4:30 pm.

Hours of Nursing Practice

To qualify for  registration as an RN, you must have met one of the following requirements in the previous five years:

  • practised at least 1125 hours as an RN in an approved nursing practice;
  • graduated from a basic nursing education program;
  • completed a post-RN degree in nursing; or
  • completed an approved nurse refresher program.

To qualify for registration as an NP, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Practised 900 hours in primary health care within the last three (3) calendar years;
  • Practised 300 hours in primary health care within the last twelve (12) months;
  • Graduated from an Approved Nurse Practitioner Education Program within the last three (3) years; or
  • Completed a nurse practitioner re-entry program within the last three (3) years.

Full-time employment (Dec 1 to Nov 30) is generally considered to be 1755 hours per year. Do not include sick leave, statutory holiday, vacation time, leave of absence, or on-call time (if not called). All hours reported must fall within the definition of nursing practice. For more information, contact registration services.

***Please note that you must report all nursing hours worked, including hours worked with your secondary employer or in self-employment settings.***

Continuing Competence Program (CCP)

The NANB Continuing Competence Program has two mandatory components. Both components MUST be completed if you are registering for active practice.

In order to renew registration for the next practice year you must:

  • Complete a self-assessment to determine your learning needs and develop a learning plan by;
    • assessing your practice
      • RNs assess their practice based on the NANB Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses; and
      • NPs assess their practice based on the NANB Standards of Practice for Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners;
    • developing and implementing a learning plan that outlines learning objectives and learning activities;
    • evaluating the impact of your learning activities on your practice; and
  • Complete the Mandatory Learning Module – Standards for the Nurse-Client Relationship.

Criminal Charge/Conviction

You are required to answer the question “Since you last applied for registration, have you been charged with or convicted of a criminal offence?” If you answered yes, you must provide details of the criminal charge/conviction to

Nursing Employment Data

Your response in this section of the renewal form should reflect your current status at the actual site where you are currently working. When choosing the primary place of work, if you work in more than one site choose the one where you work the most hours or, where you’ve worked the longest.

Practising without a valid registration is illegal and will result in the following:

  • your practice hours will not be counted;
  • you will not be eligible for professional liability protection (CNPS);
  • you could be brought to discipline;
  • you will be charged an additional late fee of $57.50 and an unauthorized practice fee of $287.50


Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS): More than liability protection

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners with a valid license or registration to practice nursing are generally eligible for CNPS Core Services through registration with NANB. The CNPS is a not-for-profit society that offers legal advice, risk-management services, legal assistance and professional liability protection related to nursing practice in Canada to more than 140,000 eligible nurses.

Click here for more information about CNPS Core Services.

As a CNPS beneficiary, you also have access to free risk-management education including publications, case studies, and webinars. Sign-up for the CNPS’ monthly continuing education newsletter here.

Should you have any specific legal questions related to your nursing practice, you may contact the CNPS directly at 1-800-267-3390 or via email.   


No refunds will be issued for registration fees paid to NANB.

The Following May Apply To You

Leave of Absence

If you are on an extended leave (maternity leave, sick leave, long term disability, etc.)  and do not expect to practise after November 30, you may find some financial advantage in taking a non-practising membership, and later converting to a practising membership. If you are unsure about which membership type is best for you, please contact registration services.

Employer Payroll Deduction Deadline – November 15th

If you are on payroll deduction or preauthorized debit you must renew by November 15, or your registration fee will be returned to you by your employer. If you renew after November 15, you must pay your fee online using your debit or credit card.

Resignation / Retirement

If you decide not to renew your registration you should resign or retire your membership. This keeps your record in good standing and eliminates paying a late fee should you later decide to renew membership.

Name Change

Be sure to submit a ‘profile update’ to support your name change. If at any time during the year you change your address, telephone number or e-mail address, please also submit a profile update as appropriate.

Working in Another Province/Country

If you are practising nursing in another province or country and wish to maintain registration with NANB you must have your regulatory body send a verification of registration directly to NANB and have your employer send a verification of your hours of practice directly to NANB, before being eligible for registration renewal. Hours not verified by the employer cannot be added to your file.


Should you have any questions, please contact registration services: