Frequently Asked Questions
For the 2023-24 licensure year, renewal will be available beginning January 18, 2023.
The administrative deadline for licensure renewal is March 1. This deadline provides time in advance of the licence expiry date for the College to review and process your application. The licence expiry date of March 31 remains unchanged. Applications submitted after March 1 will be subject to a late fee ($50 + HST). The March 1 deadline does not apply to registrants renewing a non-practicing membership.
You and your employer can confirm the status of your licence and/or membership by using the College’s Member Search feature. This list is current and contains your name, licence number, initial registration date, licence/membership effective date and expiry date and name of the jurisdiction where you are currently/previously registered. This balances the need for public awareness with the registrant’s right to privacy. It’s your responsibility to confirm licensure status prior to commencing practise.
These fees are in Canadian funds and include HST:
|Practicing Licence||Non-Practicing Member|
|Registered Nurse: $412.47||Under-age 65: $48.30|
|CNPS RN FEE: $78.20 – (To be paid directly to CNPS)||65 years or over: $34.52|
|Nurse Practitioner: $412.47|
|CNPS NP FEE: $183.43 – (To be paid directly to CNPS)|
Yes. The RN Regulations stipulate it is a condition of a licence that all RNs and NPs must have professional liability protection to practice nursing in NL. The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is the provider for professional liability protection as approved by Council. When you complete your practicing application (Step 1), through MyCRNNL, you will to be redirected to the CNPS website to (Step 2) submit and make direct payment for your professional liability protection. Upon completion of the CNPS process (Step 2) you must click on the link to return to MyCRNNL.
CNPS also offers an optional feature “CNPS Supplementary Protection”. For an additional fee ($130 (plus tax)), members have the option to register for CNPS Supplementary Protection at the time of their licence renewal or any time during the licensure year. Supplementary Protection generally provides legal assistance with regulatory matters regarding your nursing care and disciplinary and fitness to practise hearings. For more information contact CNPS (www.cnps.ca/complaints).
Yes. Registrants can create their own password for MyCRNNL. Follow steps on login page to create your password. Passwords must meet industry standards to be accepted.
You can retrieve your password by clicking on the “Forgot Your Password” tab and following the instructions. Your password will be sent electronically to your email address on file. If your email address is not on file or does not match the email address on file with the College we will contact you by email within two business days to confirm your request and identity.
Keep your password confidential; the security of your account is protected by this password.
You can update your contact and employment information at any time during the licensure year at MyCRNNL: ‘Update your CRNNL Profile.’ You will need your registration number and password to log into the site.
A change in name requires legal documentation and may be sent to [email protected], be sure to include your CRNNL registration number.
Under the RN Regulations Registrants are required to update a change in name, address or employment information to the College within 30 days of change.
Methods of payment accepted include Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, online debit (not all banks offer this option), Visa debit, MasterCard debit, Discover Card, Diner’s Club International, employer payroll deduction or CRNNL pre-authorized payment. Please note that prepaid credit cards may not be accepted.
Employers who offer payroll deduction will forward to the College the names and fees (RN & NP: $412.47) of those registrants for whom they have deducted the full licensure fee before the licensure/membership renewal site opens. If the College has received your licensure fee from your employer, you will be notified on the payment page of the renewal site. If not, you will be required to pay online.
The College also has a pre-authorized payment plan for those registrants who wish to have their renewal fee deducted directly from their bank account. Contact the College for more information on this program.
A Verification of Registration is required if you held registration/licensure to practise nursing in another jurisdiction (province/state/country) within the last 12 months. You must contact the regulatory authority in the jurisdiction to request a verification of registration be sent directly to the College prior to March 31. Your licence will not be processed until we received the verification. This is a requirement under the RN Regulations.
Example: Susan is renewing their practicing licence with the College. They also hold current registration/licence to practice nursing in Northwest Territories/Nunavut where during the summertime they work in a remote nursing clinic. Susan is required under the RN Regulations to provide a verification of registration from the nursing regulatory body in NWT/NU before their licence to practice nursing in Newfoundland & Labrador can be renewed.
To renew a practicing RN licence, a registrant must have practised for a minimum of 1,125 hours in the last five years or 450 hours in the last two years. Official documentation is required from the employer(s) to confirm.
To renew a practicing NP licence, a registrant must have practised as an NP for a minimum of 900 hours over the last three years. Official documentation is required from the employer(s) to confirm.
Official documentation is required from your employer to verify your hours of practice. All Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) electronically submit hours of nursing practice to the College. Registrants not employed with one of these RHAs must continue to submit official documentation of their nursing practice hours to the College, as in previous years.
Registrants can scan and email confirmation of hours to the College at [email protected]. Be sure to include your registration number so they can be correctly entered on your file.
Documentation confirming your hours of nursing practice through self-employment (e.g., foot care business) must be verified by an independent third party. Acceptable third-party sources include accountant, tax specialist or office manager. Self-report of hours cannot be accepted. Contact the College if you have questions about reporting self-employment hours.
Yes, RNs/NPs are expected to have their CCP requirements – 24 hours of learning activities and summative evaluation – completed and logged in MyCCP to be able to complete the application for licensure renewal.
It is a professional obligation to continue learning throughout the licensure year, and you can still log your learning activities up to March 31 of the licensure year. However, licensure renewal applications must be completed by the administrative deadline of March 1st to avoid incurring a late fee. To avoid the late fee, both the CCP and licensure renewal processes must be completed prior to March 1st, 11:59 pm. Please see https://crnnl.ca/registration-renewal/renewal/practicing-licence/ for more information on the licensure renewal process.
The March 1st administrative deadline and the requirement to have CCP completed to be able to renew a license is not new. Prior to this year, RNs/NPs had to attest that CCP was completed in its entirety before renewing a practicing license. With the launch of the new CCP, instead of an attestation, RNs/NPs are required to log the CCP requirements in the MyCCP online portal.
If a registrant practices after March 31 without a current nursing licence, a late fee ($50+HST) will apply. All RNs and NPs who actively practise without a valid interim or practicing licence shall be subject to an Unauthorized Practice fee of $100/shift worked with a maximum fee of three times the regular licensure cost and is subject to discipline where the period of practice exceeds 3 shifts from and including the 1st shift.
No. When you complete the online application, and the fee payment has been received by the College you will receive a confirmation email stating you have successfully completed your application. You must also complete the CNPS Professional Liability Protection application and fee payment to CNPS. When the College has finalized the processing of your licence your name will display to the online member search confirming your practicing licence has been processed and issued. An electronic receipt will be provided for income tax purposes. You and your employer can verify the status of your licence through Member Search. It is your responsibility to confirm your licensure status prior to commencing practice.
The College emails out receipts on a weekly basis; be sure to check your junk folder. This receipt is sent to your email address on file at the College. Registrants can retrieve receipts for the current and previous licensure years at no charge through MyCRNNL.