Re-launch of CNO online services - FAQs for Temporary Class

RN

Q: I am a current member of the Temporary Class. I was notified that I passed the NCLEX-RN, however, I cannot register in the General Class right now because of CNO’s technical issues. Can I continue to work as an RN with my current employer?

A: Yes.  You can continue to practice as an RN in the Temporary Class for your current employer until your certificate of registration expires.  You must continue to work for your specified employer, under supervision of a member of the CNO, and subject to the terms, conditions and limitations specified for the Temporary Class.

You can now log in and continue your registration in the General Class.

Q: I am a member of the Temporary Class. I was notified that I failed the NCLEX-RN. However, due to CNO’s technical issues, I cannot access my information to see if I can continue to practice or not. Can I continue to work as an RN with my current employer?

A: No.  Since you failed the NCLEX-RN, you no longer meet the requirements for registration in the Temporary Class. Therefore, your certificate of registration in the Temporary Class has expired. You are no longer a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario. You can no longer:

  • use the title nurse or Registered Nurse
  • provide nursing services
  • undertake any controlled acts authorized to nursing in Ontario.

We will send a letter to your employer explaining that you no longer hold a Temporary Class registration and can no longer practice as an RN.

Your status will be updated on Find A Nurse to reflect the expiry of your Temporary Class registration. You can also register to write the NCLEX-RN exam again. Learn more about the NCLEX-RN exam.

 

RPN

Q: I am a member of the Temporary Class. I was notified that I passed the CPNRE, however, I cannot register in the General Class right now because of CNO’s technical issues. Can I continue to work as an RPN my current employer?

A: Yes.  You can continue to practice as an RPN in the Temporary Class for your current employer until your certificate of registration expires.  Your Temporary Class certificate of registration expires six months from the date the certificate was issued. You must continue to work for your specified employer, under supervision of a member of the CNO, and subject to the terms, conditions and limitations specified for the Temporary Class.

You can log in and continue your registration in the General Class.

Q: I am a member of the Temporary Class. I was notified that I failed the CPNRE.  However, due to CNO’s technical issues, I cannot access my information to see if I can continue to practice or not. Can I continue to work as an RPN with my current employer?

A: No.  Since you failed the CPNRE, you no longer meet the requirements for registration in the Temporary Class. Therefore, your certificate of registration in the Temporary Class has expired. You are no longer a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario. You can no longer:

  • use the title nurse or Registered Practical Nurse
  • provide nursing services
  • undertake any controlled acts authorized to nursing in Ontario.

We will send a letter to your employer explaining that you no longer hold a Temporary Class registration and can no longer practice as an RPN.

Your status will be updated on Find A Nurse to reflect the expiry of your Temporary Class registration. You can also register to write the CPNRE exam again. Learn more about the CPNRE exam.

Page last reviewed October 02, 2020