COVID-19: Registration options when Emergency Assignment Class ends

Thank you for supporting Ontario’s health care system and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Ontario is moving into Phase II of the COVID 19 pandemic, CNO will be expiring all Emergency Assignment Class registrations on August 4, 2020. We will notify you 30 days before the actual expiry date. At that time, we will also notify the current employer we have on record for you.

After that expiry date, you will no longer be entitled to practice nursing as an Emergency Assignment Class member.

Do you want to continue practicing nursing in Ontario after the emergency is over? You can start your application now; you do not need to wait until the emergency is declared over.

From the list below, select the option that describes your status before you joined the Emergency Assignment Class.

NOTE: This is general information only; all applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. You can contact us directly if you have questions about how to proceed.

 

Step 1: Apply to the General Class

If you haven’t done so already, complete and submit the General Class application online.

Step 2: Meet all registration requirements

By completing an approved nursing program, you have already met the following requirements:

  • evidence of practice
  • language proficiency.

If you have not already done so, you will need to successfully complete the:

  • registration exam
  • jurisprudence exam.

Learn more about registration requirements.

Step 3: If you have not yet written the registration exam

If you have not yet written the registration exam and you have a job offer, you may choose to complete the Temporary Class application after applying to the General Class.

Once you pass the exam, you can proceed with your General Class registration.

Step 4: Watch for updates

You will receive updates through your online application’s Message Centre.

 

Step 1: Apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)

If you haven’t already done so, start the process of getting assessed by NNAS.

Step 2: Apply to the General Class

If you haven’t done so already, complete and submit the General Class application online after you receive your Advisory Report from NNAS.

Step 3: Meet all registration requirements

Any  outstanding registration requirements you have will depend on if your NNAS assessment has been completed and received by CNO. Requirements include:

  • nursing education
  • evidence of practice
  • language proficiency
  • registration exam
  • jurisprudence exam

Learn more about registration requirements.

Step 4: If you have not yet written the registration exam

If you have not yet written the registration exam and you have a job offer, you may choose to complete the Temporary Class application after applying to the General Class.

Once you pass the exam, you can proceed with your General Class registration.

Step 5: Watch for updates

You will receive updates through your online application’s Message Centre.

 

Step 1: Apply to the General Class

If you haven’t done so already, complete and submit the General Class application online.

Step 2: Meet all registration requirements

Requirements include:

  • evidence of practice
  • jurisprudence exam

Learn more about registration requirements.

Step 3: Complete a Verification of Registration form

Submit this form to show your current, and any other, registration in another Canadian jurisdiction. We will send you a link to access this form during your application process.

Step 4: Watch for updates

You will receive updates through your online application’s Message Centre.

 

If you were registered in the Non-Practising Class and you don’t want to reinstate your membership, please contact CNO.

If you want to reinstate your membership:

Step 1: Complete a reinstatement form

Fill out the Reinstate my Membership form.

Step 2: Complete a Verification of Nursing Practice form

Submit this form to show you have recent experience practicing as a nurse. We will send you a link to access this form after we receive your reinstatement form.

Step 3: Meet Registration requirements

CNO will assess your application to determine if you need to meet any registration requirements. Requirements may include:

  • language proficiency
  • jurisprudence exam

Learn more about registration requirements.

Step 4: Complete a Verification of Registration form

If you have ever been registered outside of Ontario, submit this form to show your current, and any other, registration in another jurisdiction.

We will send you a link to access this form during your application process.

Step 5: Watch for updates

You will receive updates through your online application’s Message Centre.

Page last reviewed June 30, 2020