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Application & Membership Fees
All fees (except where noted) are in Canadian dollars.
Ontario’s Harmonized Sales Tax of 13% is included in each amount. (Exceptions are the jurisprudence exam and NCLEX-RN, where other taxes may apply).
Please wait until the College has confirmed exact amounts, as only some fees may apply to you.
Application, registration and services fees can only be paid by credit card. We accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
You can pay your online annual membership renewal fee by credit card and Interact debit. We accept the following debit options: Interac, Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit.
The College doesn’t accept cheques or money orders; using these forms of payment may cause processing delays.
Application & Registration
|Graduates of an approved Canadian nursing program||Class||Initial Application (effective July 17, 2018)||Registration Exam||Jurisprudence Exam||Initial Registration & First Year Membership (effective Jan. 1, 2018)|
|Registered Practical Nurse||General||339.00||248.60 1||40.00||282.50|
|Registered Nurse||General||339.00||360.00 2||40.00||282.50|
|RNs and RPNs||Temporary||56.50||N/A||40.00||282.50|
|Nurses registered in another Canadian province or territory||Class||Initial Application (effective July 17, 2018)||Registration Exam||Jurisprudence Exam||Initial Registration & First Year Membership (effective Jan. 1, 2018)|
|RNs and RPNs||General||339.00||N/A||40.00||282.50|
|Internationally educated nurses not registered anywhere in Canada||Class||Initial Application (effective July 17, 2018)||Registration Exam||Jurisprudence Exam||Initial Registration & First Year Membership (effective Jan. 1, 2018)|
|Registered Practical Nurse||General||339.00 3||248.60 1||40.00||282.50|
|Registered Nurse||General||339.00 3||360.00 2||40.00||282.50|
|RNs and RPNs||Temporary||56.50||N/A||40.00||282.50|
Note: Fees are based on where you received their nursing education, not on your place of birth or your current citizenship status. For example, a Canadian citizen who completes a nursing program at a school outside Canada will pay the same application fees and go through the same application process as other internationally educated nurses.
|Other registration classes||Initial Application||Registration Exam||Jurisprudence Exam||Initial Registration & First Year Membership (effective Jan. 1, 2018)|
|Special Assignment Class||56.50||N/A||40.00||282.50|
1 A candidate who cancels or fails to attend a scheduled writing of the CPNRE examination will be charged a cancellation fee of $73.45.
2 The NCLEX-RN is the registration examination for anyone in Canada (excluding Quebec) applying to become a Registered Nurse. A complete list of NCLEX-RN fees can be found here.
3 This amount is paid by an applicant who comes to the College from the National Nursing Assessment Service. It does not cover any fees an applicant must pay to NNAS. A complete list of NNAS fees can be found here.
Other Application & Registration Fees
|Additional Evaluation (RPNs and NPs)||254.25|
Applies if you must complete a Competency Assessment Supplement when the College, after assessing your application, identifies competency gaps that require further evaluation.
|Additional Evaluation (RNs)||565.00|
Applies if you must complete a Competency Assessment Supplement as an alternative to completing the Touchstone Institute evaluation, when the College, after assessing your application, identifies competency gaps that require further evaluation.
|Additional Full Evaluation (NPs)||1,276.90|
Applies only to NP applicants whose NP program has not been previously reviewed by the College and must be fully assessed to determine if the program meets the entry-to-practice competencies for NPs in Ontario.
|Rescoring of an RPN examination||56.50|
|A service offered to RPN applicants who want the College to review their results on the CPNRE.|
|Issuance of a specialty certificate||56.50|
|Applies only to applicants who are eligible to register as an NP in one of three specialty areas: Adult, Paediatrics, Primary Health Care.|
|Annual membership fee||226.00|
|For all RNs, RPNs and NPs in the General, Extended and Temporary classes.|
|Annual membership penalty fee||113.00|
|Required of all nurses who send their membership fees to the College after the annual renewal deadline.|
|Lifting of suspension fee||56.50|
|Required on top of any outstanding fees or information (if any) when a suspended member asks for the suspension to be lifted.|
|Annual membership fee||56.50|
Required of all members in the Non-Practising Class.
|Annual membership late fee||28.25|
Required of all nurses in the Non-Practising Class who send their membership fees to the College after the annual renewal deadline.
|Application for reinstatement of membership||169.50|
Note: Former members who apply for reinstatement may also need to pay additional fees, the exact amount depending on individual circumstances. Contact the College for more information.
Health Professional Corporations
|Certificate of Authorization||565.00|
|Nurses who want to incorporate their business practices must have a certificate of authorization for their professional corporation.|
|Annual renewal of Certificate of Authorization||282.50|
|Issuing of revised Certificate of Authorization||169.50|
|Issuing of duplicate Certificate of Authorization||22.60|
|Verification of registration||16.95|
Applies only to members who require verification of their registration with the College.
|Applies to applicants and members who ask the College for a copy of the education transcripts they submitted as part of their application.|
|Nurse Renewal Check (NRC)|
|A service that allows employers of nurses to confirm the registration status of all nurses in their employ.|
|- For facilities employing more than 50 nurses||250.00 + $0.35/nurse (plus HST)|
|- For facilities employing fewer than 50 nurses||125.00 + $0.35/nurse (plus HST)|
|- Additional runs within the same calendar year||25.00 + $0.35/nurse (plus HST)|