Apply for a registered psychiatric nurse inactive 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 package
  1. Determine if you are eligible

    All psychiatric nurses in Yukon must be registered and hold a certificate.

    Apply for an inactive certificate if you wish to maintain your standing as a registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) in Yukon, but will not be actively practicing.

    We accept and process applications for new inactive certificates on an ongoing basis. However, you must renew your inactive certificate every year. All RPN certificates expire annually on January 31.

    Eligibility

    You are eligible to apply for an inactive certificate if you meet the following requirements.

    • You currently hold a RPN full certificate in Yukon.
    • You complete steps 2 to 5 of this application process.
  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.

    • Certificate of standing in another Canadian jurisdiction
      • Request a certificate of standing if you are registered to practice in another jurisdiction.
      • The regulatory body will send the certificate of standing directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (PLRA).
      • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.
         
    • Criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check.
      • You must have a new criminal record check done every 5 years.
      • Visit your local RCMP detachment to request the record check.
      • If you live in Yukon, the RCMP will send your results directly to PLRA.
      • If you receive the results, please forward them to PLRA with your application.
  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Registration fee (one-time fee): $40.

    Annual licence 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 package

    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 are open Monday to 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: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.