Renew an inactive practical nurse licence

  1. Determine if you're eligible
  2. Complete the renewal application
  3. Provide all required supporting documents
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your complete application package
  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All licensed practical nurses (LPN) in Yukon must hold a licence and renew it every year.

    Complete this process if you hold an inactive practical nurse licence and want to renew it.

    You must renew your inactive licence every year. All LPN licences expire annually on January 31.

    Renewal period

    Submit your renewal application before December 31. This ensures we can process your licence before it expires.

    Applicants who have not renewed by March 31 must apply for reinstatement and pay all necessary fees.

    It's illegal to work in the new licence year before we've processed your application.

    Eligibility

    You can renew an inactive LPN licence if you meet all of the following requirements.

    • You hold a current inactive LPN licence for Yukon.
    • You complete steps 2 to 5 of this application process.
  2. Complete the renewal application

    Complete all sections of the renewal application form. Do not leave a section blank. If a section is not relevant, mark the section as “not applicable.”

  3. Provide all required supporting documents

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    Verification of registration form

    Submit this form if you're registered to practice in another jurisdiction.

    • You must complete this form every year.
    • Complete the first section of the form.
    • Send the form to the appropriate regulatory body.
    • The regulatory body will return the fully completed form directly to us.
    • We do not accept forms submitted by applicants.

    Criminal record checks 

    • You must have new criminal record and vulnerable sector checks done every 5 years.
    • Visit your local RCMP detachment or police to request these. 
    • The RCMP or police must complete the checks no more than 90 days before you submit your application.
    • Ask the RCMP to:
      • send the results to your mailing address; or
      • make the results available for you to pick up.
    • Make sure to then submit the results with your complete application package.
  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Annual inactive practical nurse licence renewal fee: $40.

    After March 31, applicants must apply for reinstatement and pay all applicable fees.

     

    How to pay

    There are 3 ways to pay: by cheque, credit card or cash/debit.

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to Goverment of Yukon.
    • We will cash the cheque if we approve your licence.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • If you submit your application in-person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.
    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card info on your form. We will contact you for your credit card info.
    • We will take payment when ready to issue your licence.

    Cash/debit

  5. Submit your complete application package

    Submit your entire application renewal package before December 31. This ensures we can process your certificate before it expires.

    The package must include:

    • your completed renewal application form;
    • all supporting documents; and
    • your payment form.

     

    If sending by mail, courier or in-person, you may also include a cheque for your fees made out to "Government of Yukon." If you do not include a cheque, we will contact you regarding payment when we are ready to issue your licence.

    It typically takes 30 business days to process a renewal application. We'llconfirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a certificate. We may return your application if you have not provided all the required documentation.

     

    How to submit

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: lpn-rpn.plra@gov.yk.ca
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Contact 

For questions about renewing your licence, email lpn-rpn.plra@gov.yk.ca. Or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext 5111.