There are several steps required before being eligible for initial registration and licensure:
- Complete your Initial Registration Assessment Application online on the New Applicant Portal. Your application also includes the option to apply for:
- Submit proof of legal name (i.e. birth certificate and marriage certificate, if applicable) and photo identification (i.e. passport, driver’s licence, government issued photo ID). Submit both items to us either through the mail or email. Unclear and/or faxed copies will not be accepted.
- Submit the Verification from every jurisdiction where you have held OR currently hold a licence/ registration (nursing and other regulated professions).
- Pass the RN Jurisprudence Examination.
- Pass the NCLEX-RN® Exam.
- You will be notified by CRNNS through the New Applicant Portal when you are eligible to apply for registration and initial licence.
- Submit the original hard copy of your Canadian Vulnerable Sector Check/Criminal Record Check and International Criminal Record Check by mail or in person or complete the online Canadian Vulnerable Sector Check and International Criminal Record Check. The original hard copy may be returned to you upon request. A Canadian Vulnerable Sector Check and International Criminal Record Check is not required before taking the NCLEX-RN® Exam or Jurisprudence Exam.
Please be advised that registration requirements and fees are subject to change. It may take up to 5 business days to process your initial registration assessment application.