Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Registration Examinations
Before you can become a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in Ontario, you must successfully complete a registration exam that measures the competencies required of RPNs at the beginning of their nursing career in Ontario. As of Jan. 4, 2022, the Regulatory Exam – Practical Nurse (REx-PN™) replaced the CPNRE as the regulatory exam for RPN applicants to CNO.
No limit on writes: Because the REx-PN will be a computerized adaptive test (CAT), there are no limits on the number of times a writer can attempt it. The system knows if a writer is retaking the exam and supplies them with a set of questions different from those the writer received in previous attempts.
No exam windows: There are no longer be exam-writing windows. You will be able to schedule an exam appointment at the time and place of your choosing to write the REx-PN.
For more information, visit FAQs about REx-PN.