Apply for a registered psychiatric nurse interim 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're eligible

    All psychiatric nurses in Yukon must register and hold a certificate.

    You should apply for an interim certificate if you have not completed the Registered Psychiatric Nurse of Canada Examination (RPNCE). An interim certificate will allow you to work under supervision and use the title of interim registered psychiatric nurse (RPN).

    We accept and process new interim RPN applications on an ongoing basis. You can renew your RPN interim certificate once before you must apply for a full certificate. All RPN certificates expire annually on January 31.

     

    Eligiblity

    You're eligible to apply for an interim certificate if you meet all of the following requirements.

    • You've graduated from an approved RPN nursing program.
    • You've registered to write the RPNCE.
    • You've a supervisor who holds a full certificate in Yukon.
    • You've not renewed your certificate more than once.


    International graduates are not eligible for an interim certificate. You must first hold a certificate in a Canadian province.


    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.
  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.

     

    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 registration RPNCE

    • Provide a copy of your confirmation of registration for the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Exam (RPNCE).
  4. Pay your fees

     

    Fees

    • Interim certificate registration fee (one-time fee): $40.
    • Interim certificate annual fee: $200.

     

    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'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 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.