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Initial Registration

Registering with the College is now an online process

When you have successfully met all registration requirements, you can complete your registration online and pay the applicable fee.  

Once you have completed your registration, then you can confirm your registered status by going to Find a Nurse, the College‚Äôs online register, and searching for your name. 


  • If the name on any of your supporting documents is different from the name appearing on your application, then please send a photocopy of your birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree or legal name change along with a letter requesting a name change.
  • All applications for registration are confidential. Information about your application will only be shared with you unless you provide written permission to release the information to a third party (i.e., an employer, spouse, agency or lawyer). To release information to a third party, you must send us a written and signed letter of permission or complete the Authorization to Release Information form.
  • If during the application process the College receives any information that could affect your ability to practise nursing, the College will review the information and may extend the time needed to process your application.
  • Your application with the College will remain open as long as there is evidence of progress towards meeting registration requirements. If there has been no activity on your application for two years, then the College will consider the application closed. Once that occurs, you will need to submit a new application along with fees and documentation if you wish to register with the College.
  • Note that criminal record checks are only valid for six months from date of issue, so if a previously submitted criminal record check has expired, you will need to apply for, and submit, a new one.

Questions? If you have any questions about your examinations or the registration process, contact the College.  

Page last reviewed September 08, 2018