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Registration FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Registration

Yes, you need to be registered.

You will need to complete an English Equivalency Exam. Please review the requirements in English Language Proficiency Policy.

All registrations are in effect from November 1st to October 31st of the following year.

Renewals and Initial applications will be processed within 5 business days once all documents are received. If there is missing information or complications with your renewal or application this may delay the process.

No. All applications must be submitted online by the applicant.

  • Renewal processed after October 1st will be subject to a $100 late fee.
  • Applications received after November 1st will require the former member to reinstate their registration. Reinstatement is an online application process, which can be accessed by going to the applicant portal.
Fees include registration and CNPS fees.

The receipt and registration certificate are available in the member portal. You can then save it or print it and forward this directly to your employer if they require a copy.

Please check your portal for updates and you can also verify your status.

  • RN:  450 hours in the last year 3 years
  • NP: 900 hours in the past 3 years

This could delay the processing of your application.

The renewal is done online starting September 1st each year.

As our renewal process is online you will need to have an email address to access the system. Please ensure this is an email that you check on a regular basis.

We would be happy to assist you! Phone (902) 368-3764 or email

Our application form identifies the documents that are required. These include:

  • copy of birth certificate
  • copy of change of name certificates e.g. marriage/divorce certificates
  • copy of government-issued identification with your photo on it (such as a photocopy of your passport photo page).
  • Advisory report from the National Nursing Assessment Service - NNAS will send a report to the Association on your behalf.
  • A criminal record check must be obtained from the police agency in each jurisdiction in which you have resided in the previous two years and from your country of origin (if not Canada). Criminal record checks must have been issued within the previous month.

One year from of the date that you submitted your application to CRNMPEI. Extensions may be granted by the Registrar in exceptional circumstances.

Our requirements for registration are stated directly in our provincial legislation. Please review the following links: The Regulated Health Professions Act and the associated Registered Nurses Regulations.

A criminal record check  is a legal requirement for nursing registration in PEI. We require that you  obtain a criminal record check from the police agency or approved online agency in each place you have lived in the previous two years and from your country of origin (if other than Canada). Criminal record checks must have been issued within one month of your application date. You must upload your criminal record check in the College application portal and then send the original copy of the criminal record check(s) to CRNMPEI -- this prevents a delay in your application process. We can copy and return the original/s to you, but you must make that request when you are sending the documents.

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