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  • When is registration renewal?

    Renewal opens on Oct. 1 and closes on Dec. 1. Your complete application must be received by 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2017.

  • Why do I have to renew my registration?

    Proper registration to practise as an RN or RN(NP) is a legal requirement in Manitoba. If you do not renew your registration for 2018 and continue to practise in 2018, you may be subject to unauthorized practice penalties.

  • What do I have to submit to renew my registration? A complete application includes:
    • an online renewal application
    • professional liability protection
    • completion of your annual continuing competence program (CCP) requirements, including any outstanding jurisprudence learning modules
    • CCP review materials, if applicable
      • New for 2017, members selected for the continuing competence program (CCP) review will submit information from their 2017 CCP forms online during registration renewal. Information about this new process can be found in the CCP Review FAQs.
    • applicable fees
  • How can I renew online if I don’t have a computer or Internet access?

    If you do not have Internet access at home or work, we have a few computers set up in our lobby at 890 Pembina Highway that you can use Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also use a computer at a local library or a friend’s house.

  • I don’t know my registration number. Where can I find it?

    You can search your name in Nurse Check to find your registration number.

  • I forgot my password. What do I do now?

    Click the “forgot my password” link on your member profile login page and enter your registration number. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password (this will be sent to the email address we have on file for you). If you don’t have access to the email account that we have on file for you or if you can’t remember the email address you gave us, contact us and we’ll update it for you.

  • I started to fill out my renewal application and had to stop partway through. What do I do now?

    Log back in to your member profile. The information you entered to that point will be saved and you will be able to continue from that point. Your information is retained this way until you complete your renewal application and your payment information has been confirmed.

  • How can employers support RNs with renewing online?

    We are asking employers to make computers with Internet access available and allow RNs a few moments to renew online at work

  • How can I confirm that my renewal application was approved? You will receive an email from us once your application has been approved. You can also verify the approval by searching for your name on Nurse Check. Allow at least one week for your application to be processed before checking your status in Nurse Check. If your status hasn’t changed after one week, please contact us as your application may be pending and may require follow-up on your part.
  • What should I do if I'm not renewing my registration?

    If you do not plan to practise in 2018, please let us know. You can contact us or log in to your member profile and indicate you are not renewing. We will update your information and won't send you renewal reminders.

  • How can I get an income tax receipt?

    Income tax receipts will be available through your member profile before Feb. 28, 2018. We’ll send you an email in the new year as soon as they are available to download.

  • What does the College use my registration fee for?

    Registration fees are paid to the College because we are the regulatory organization for RNs in Manitoba. Registration as an RN gives you the privilege of belonging to a regulated health profession. This shows the public that you are an educated, qualified and competent professional. You also have the legal authority to call yourself a registered nurse.

  • What if I have to change my name during registration renewal?

    You do not have to wait for your name change to go through before you renew your registration.The process to change your name during renewal is the same as any other time of year, but during renewal it is especially important that you also change your name with the organization from which you purchased your professional liability protection. Find more information here. 

  • Why do I need to obtain professional liability protection this year?

    Your registration fee no longer includes professional liability through CNPS. However, professional liability through CNPS is still a requirement for registration. 

  • How do I obtain professional liability protection?

    You must purchase liability protection before your registration renewal application is approved. There are two ways you can do this:

    • through membership in the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
    • directly from CNPS 
  • Is my coverage the same through both options?

    Yes. The coverage through CNPS is the same, regardless of whether you purchase it through the Association or directly from CNPS. 

  • If I have professional liability protection in another province or through my employer, do I still need to purchase it as part of my Manitoba registration renewal?

    Yes. You must have professional liability protection in each province that you are registered. Even if your employer purchases liability protection as part of your employment, you are still required by legislation to have professional liability protection through CNPS.

  • Do I need to provide confirmation of my professional liability protection to the College?

    No. If you purchase professional liability protection through the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, their system will communicate with ours to confirm your purchase. If you purchase professional liability protection directly through CNPS, they will notify us directly on your behalf.

  • Why does registration renewal close at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 1?

    You current registration will expire on Dec. 31, 2017. The renewal deadline of Dec. 1 gives us time to contact you if there is an issue with your online renewal application. It also gives you time to fulfill any additional requirements that may be necessary. If you wait until the last minute to renew and there is an issue with your application, you may not be renewed for 2018 and will have to apply for reinstatement, which means you won’t be able to practise as an RN at the beginning of 2018.

    This deadline also allows us to finalize the 2018 practicing registers, to notify RNs of cancelled registrations and ensure Manitoba employers are in a position to schedule staff for Jan. 1, 2018.

  • Can I apply for registration renewal on Dec. 1?

    Yes, but we must receive your completed application by 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 1 and it can take several hours to complete the jurisprudence learning modules. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you renew as early as possible.

  • What happens if I miss the Dec. 1 deadline?

    If you miss the deadline and want to practise in 2018, you will have to apply for reinstatement. Click here for more information about reinstatement.

  • What is an unauthorized practice penalty and who does it apply to?

    This penalty is imposed when an individual practises as an RN without being properly registered. The penalty is $525 over and above the practicing registration fee for any calendar year, or part year.

  • How do I calculate my practice hours?

    Practising RNs and RN(NP)s are required to provide an estimate of how many hours you will work up to the end of 2017. This projection may require some calculations. For information on what can and can’t be included, please see page 6 of our CCP Guide.

  • How many hours do I have to work to be eligible for registration renewal?

    To be eligible for registration renewal, the minimum requirement for RNs in Manitoba is 1,125 hours in the previous five years or 450 hours in the previous two years (unless you have successfully written the CRNE/NCLEX in the four years preceding the current renewal year).

    The minimum requirement for RN(NP)s in Manitoba is 900 extended practice hours in the previous three years or 300 extended practice hours in the previous year. Nurse practitioner educators must have 100 clinical hours as part of their total practice hours per year.

    If you are selected for the CCP Review, you will be required to have your practice hours verified by your employer. The purpose of requesting the verified hours is to confirm that you have met the minimum hours requirement.

  • Can on-call hours be considered practice hours?

    No. You must be engaged in RN practice to claim practice hours.

  • When reporting practice hours, can I include the hours I worked as a graduate nurse?

    No. These are not calculated for the purpose of renewal.

  • I am on a back-to-work program because of a long-term disability. Can I claim these hours as practice hours?

    Yes. You can claim these hours if the work is considered to be RN practice, if you were on the RN register at the time and if you are able to have the hours verified in the event of a review.

  • What if my hours from a previous year are incorrect on my online renewal application?

    You are welcome to make corrections on your online renewal application if they are needed. It is not unusual for your estimate from last year to be changed once you know how many hours you actually worked.

  • What happens if my self- reported and verified practice hours do not match on my member profile?

    Self-reported practice hours are calculated as an estimate by you during registration renewal. When you are required to submit verified hours (for example, if you are selected for the CCP review) your employer will calculate your practice hours and send them directly to us. The hours submitted directly from your employer often do not match your self-reported hours because your self-reported hours are an estimate. When reviewing your hours, we will confirm that you have met the minimum practice hour requirement. We do not compare your verified practice hours to your self-reported hours.

  • How does the College protect the confidentiality of my personal/renewal information?

    We use a number of security measures to protect your information and we proactively take measures to maintain the security of information we collect.

    Access to your member profile is password-protected. You can help maintain the security of your personal information by not sharing your password and always logging out after you’re finished. This area of our site also encrypts all data for secure transmission across the Internet. Encryption makes information unreadable as it travels over the Internet.

  • How can I be sure that my online payment is secure?

    Payments made online meet the standard for processing card industry (PCI) standards. This means that data transmission is encrypted and storage of any banking information also meets PCI standards. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) provides a high level of security for Internet communications and provides an encrypted communications session between your web browser and a web server. When sensitive information is being sent over the Internet between your browser and a web server, SSL verifies that the information has not been altered in any way. All major browsers released in recent years support SSL.

    The College does not retain any personal banking information transmitted over the Internet. This information is retained by Moneris, the largest processor of transactions in Canada. Moneris also has enhanced security mechanisms to ensure the security of financial information.

  • Why does the public have access to my registration status on Nurse Check?

    This information is public information under The Registered Nurses Act section 8(2) and the Registered Nurses Regulation section 3(1). It was previously available by calling the College during business hours. We are required to have a register available to the public and an online public register is best practice in the regulation of health professionals for a number of reasons:

    • Information can be updated in real time
    • It minimizes the risk of illegal practitioners fraudulently obtaining employment
    • It is easily accessible and available anytime
  • Nurse Practitioners

    This section applies to you if you are already registered as an RN in Manitoba and wish to be registered as an RN(NP).

    If you have been scheduled to write an approved extended practice exam or if you have already written the exam and are waiting for your results, you can apply to the RN(GNP) register. 

    If you are a graduate of an advanced practice program outside of Canada, you must complete the Acquired Learning Assessment for the Purpose of Registration on the Extended Practice Register in order to determine if you have met the educational requirement for eligibility to write one of the approved RN(NP) exams.

    You must be an RN in Manitoba in order to be eligible for the extended practice register. If you are not currently an RN in Manitoba please see our instructions for RN registration.

    Download the Application for Registration on the Extended Practice Register Package

    Canadian Nurse Practitioner Exam (CNPE)

    Upcoming Exam Dates

    Exam DateApplication Deadline
    May 2, 2018March 21, 2018
    Oct. 10, 2018Aug. 29, 2018

    Application Forms

    Please note that once the College receives all of your required materials, it can take up to 10 business days to process your application. 


    ItemFee (including GST)When?
    Application processing fee$157.50 (non-refundable)Due with exam application
    CNPE fees$938.44 (includes a non-refundable administration fee)Due with exam application
    Subject to change
    Extended practice application processing fee$52.50Due upon approval of extended practice application
    Quarter 1 practicing registration fee$375.34Due upon approval of extended practice application if not already on the RN register
    Quarter 2 practicing registration fee$281.51Due upon approval of extended practice application if not already on the RN register
    Quarter 3 practicing registration fee$187.68Due upon approval of extended practice application if not already on the RN register
    Quarter 4 practicing registration fee$93.84Due upon approval of extended practice application if not already on the RN register

    Payment Options

    NOTE: If you are paying in person, you still need to bring the last page of the application form with you.

    InteracIn person only
    Certified cheque or money orderIn person or by mail
    Visa or MasterCardIn person, by mail or by fax
    Visa DebitIn person and online (registration renewal only)

    More Information

    Registration Services
    Phone: 204-774-3477 ext. 300
    Toll free (Manitoba only): 1-800-665-2027 ext. 300
    Fax: 204-775-7117