Apply for a registered psychiatric nurse courtesy certificate

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

    All psychiatric nurses in Yukon must register and hold a certificate. Apply for a registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) courtesy certificate if you want to work in Yukon for the purpose of teaching or research.

    We accept and process applications for new courtesy certificates on an ongoing basis. Courtesy certificates are valid for the time requested by the applicant. We do not renew courtesy applications.

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you, please note:

    • we will assess your eligibility for registration or licensure on a case-by-case basis; and
    • you may not be approved for registration or licensing.


    Eligibility

    You're eligible to apply for a courtesy certificate if you meet 1 of the following sets of requirements.


    You:

    • graduated from an approved RPN nursing program and passed the Registered Psychiatric Nurse of Canada Examination (RPNCE).


    Or you:

    • hold a current, RPN full certificate in another Canadian jurisdiction and you're in good standing in that jurisdiction.


    Or you:

    • hold an international degree or diploma and you can demonstrate your education and competence is appropriate for the purpose of your visit to Yukon. 
  2. Complete the application form

    Complete all sections of the application form. Do not leave a section blank. If a section is not relevant, mark the section as “not applicable.” We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

     

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

     

    Criminal record checks

    • We require Canadian criminal record and vulnerable sector checks from all applicants.
    • Visit your local RCMP or police detachment to request a check.
    • The RCMP or police must complete the check 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.

     

    Certificate(s) of standing

    We require this from all licence applicants.
     

    A certificate of standing is an official document that includes:

    • your registration and licensing history;
    • any limits and restrictions on your licence; and
    • any complaints or disciplinary action against you.
       

    Ask the regulatory body of each jurisdiction you’re licensed in to provide a certificate.

    • You must provide a certificate for each jurisdiction.
    • Each certificate must be dated no more than 90 days before your application.
    • Have the regulatory body send the certificate(s) directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.


    Official transcript

    • Request an official transcript from your psychiatric nursing program.
    • The transcript must confirm your graduation from the program.
    • Have the school send the transcript directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept transcripts submitted by applicants.

     

    Proof of completion, Registered Psychiatric Nurse of Canada Examination

    • Provide this if you are not registered in another Canadian jurisdiction.
       

    Confirmation letter

    • Request this letter from the Yukon organization that will use our teaching or research services.
    • The letter must identify the purpose and length of your visit to Yukon.
  4. ​Pay your fees


    Fees

    Courtesy certificate registration fee (one-time fee): $40.


    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;
    • credit card;
    • cash; or
    • debit.


    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.


    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 information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.


    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information form.
    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.
    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.
  5. ​Submit your complete application


    Prepare your application package 

    Your complete application package must include:

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

     

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you’ve not provided all the required documentation.


    How to submit

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We're 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 the application process, email lpn-rpn.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.