Apply for reinstatement as a registered psychiatric nurse

  1. Determine if you are eligible
  2. Complete the reinstatement application form
  3. Provide proof of continuing competency requirements
  4. Provide all other supporting documents required
  5. Pay your fees
  6. Submit your application, supporting documents and fee
  1. Determine if you are eligible

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

    Apply for reinstatement if you would like to activate your registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) certificate when:

    • your certificate has expired;
    • your certificate has been suspended; or
    • you hold an inactive certificate but would like a full certificate.

    You may apply for reinstatement for a full, interim or inactive certificate. We accept and process reinstatement applications on an ongoing basis.

    Eligibility

    Full certificate

    You are eligible to reinstate a full certificate if you meet 1 of the following sets of requirements.

    • You have graduated from an approved RPN nursing program within the 4 years immediately before your application, passed the Registered Psychiatric Nurse of Canada Examination (RPNCE) in Yukon, and complete steps 2, and 4 to 6 of this application process.
    • You graduated from an approved RPN nursing program more than 4 years ago, passed the RPNCE within 1 year of your application, and complete steps 2, and 4 to 6 of this application process.
    • You graduated from an approved RPN nursing program; you do not hold a current certificate but meet all the continuing competency requirements, and complete steps 2 to 6 of this application process.
    • You hold a current RPN full certificate in another Canadian jurisdiction, are in good standing in that jurisdiction, and complete steps 2, and 4 to 6 of this application process.

    Interim certificate

    You are eligible to reinstate an interim certificate if you meet all of the following requirements.

    • You have graduated from an approved RPN nursing program.
    • You have registered to write the RPNCE examination.
    • You have a supervisor who holds a full certificate in Yukon.
    • You have not previously renewed your certificate.
    • You complete steps 2 and 4 to 6 of this application process.

    Inactive certificate

    You are eligible to reinstate an inactive certificate if you meet all of the following requirements.

    • You held an inactive certificate prior to expiration or suspension.
    • You complete steps 2, and 4 to 6 of this application process.
  2. Complete the reinstatement application form

    Complete all sections of the reinstatement application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it is relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide proof of continuing competency requirements

    Read the continuing competency guide for full instructions, details, and examples.

    Applicants who want to apply for reinstatement of a full certificate must complete this step.

    You may only skip this step if:

    • You are reinstating for an interim or inactive certificate; or
    • You have completed the RPNCE in the past year; or
    • You hold a current full certificate in another Canadian jurisdiction.

    Continuing competency requirements

    You must have completed the following in the 5-year period before your application.

    • At least 1,400 professional practice hours.
    • Between 60 and 300 of these 1,400 hours must have involved continuing professional education.
    • No more than 300 of these 1,400 hours have involved professional volunteer service.

    Forms and documentation required

    You must provide the following forms and documentation with your application. The continuing competency guide has full instructions, details and examples.

    We may return applications that are missing required documentation.

    1.Verification of employment form

    • This form helps us validate your 1,400 plus professional practice hours.
    • Work with your employer to complete this form.
    • We require 1 form for each of your previous employers.
    • When complete, submit the form(s) with your entire application package.

    2. Annual continuing education form

    • This form helps us validate your continuing education hours.
    • Complete and submit 1 form per year you are claiming hours in.

    3. Continuing education supporting documents

    • Provide a supporting document for every continuing education activity you are claiming that is more than 4 hours.
    • You can also claim activities that are less than 4 hours but these do not require supporting documentation.
    • Documentation must include:
      • your name;
      • proof of the number of hours you completed; and
      • date you completed the hours.

    If you do not have a document with this information, you may complete the verification of completed continuing education form. Complete this form with either the course provider or instructor or your supervisor.

    4. Verification of volunteer hours form

    • This form helps us validate your volunteer hours.
    • Work with the volunteer organization to complete this form.
    • We require 1 form for each organization.
    • When complete, submit the form(s) with your entire application package.

    5. Continuing competency exemption form

    • Submit this form if you are a new graduate or are new to Yukon and are unable to meet the continuing competency requirements.
    • This form helps us assess the reason why a physiotherapist licensed for less than 5 years did not meet the continuing competency requirements.
    • We review exemption forms on a case-by-case basis and do not accept all exemption requests.
  4. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    • Copies of 2 pieces of current ID issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body showing your current legal name.
      • At least 1 of the 2 pieces must be photo ID.
      • We do not accept a Yukon healthcare card as a form of ID.
    • Certificate of standing in another Canadian jurisdiction
      • Request a certificate of standing if you are registered to practice in another jurisdiction.
      • Have the regulatory body send the certificate of standing directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (PLRA).
      • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.
    • An official transcript confirming any additional education related to psychiatric nursing you completed since you last held a certificate in Yukon.
      • Have the school send the transcript directly to PLRA.
    • 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. In this case, you do not need to send in your application package with this document included.
      • If you live outside Yukon, the RCMP may send the results directly to you. In this case, you should wait to receive your record check from the RCMP before submitting your application package.
  5. Pay your fees

    Fees

    • Full and interim certificate reinstatement fee: $240 for the current year plus $240 for every year your certificate was expired.
    • Inactive certificate reinstatement fee: $40 for the current year plus $40 for every year your certificate was expired.

    Payment method

    You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fees with your application.

  6. Submit your application, supporting documents and fee

    Submit your entire application package. This must include:

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

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We will confirm you have met all legal requirements before issuing a certificate. We may return your application if you have not provided all the required documentation.

    Submit your application package

    • 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 applying for reinstatement as a registered psychiatric nurse, email lpn-rpn.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.