Renew a practical nurse (LPN) licence

All licensed practical nurses in the Yukon must:

  • register;
  • hold a Yukon licence; and
  • renew their licence every year.

You can renew the following licence types:

  • full;
  • inactive; and
  • interim (limited to 1-time renewal).

You cannot renew courtesy or temporary licences.

Each licence type listed below includes information on:

  • eligibility;
  • continuing competency requirements;
  • the documentation you will need to provide to renew; and
  • fees.

We recommend reviewing this information before you apply to renew you licence.

Renew using the online portal

Renewal period

The renewal period begins November 1. Apply for your renewal by December 15. This ensures we can process your licence before it expires.

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

Licence reinstatements

If you have not renewed your licence by March 31, you must:

  • apply for reinstatement; and
  • pay all applicable fees.

Contact our office for more information.

Processing time

We typically review applications within 30 business days. We'll confirm you've met all the legal requirements before we issue your licence.

We cannot process your application if you have not provided us with all the documentation we need.

A full licence allows you to:

  • use the title of licensed practical nurse (LPN); and
  • work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew a full licence if:

  • you hold a current full LPN licence for the Yukon; and
  • you've met all continuing competency requirements.

Continuing competency requirements

Yukon’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) Regulation, O.I.C. 2010/113 requires LPNs to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. You must do this by fulfilling annual continuing competency requirements. These include a specific number of continuing education and professional practice hours.

You can only claim hours in your renewal application that you completed in the 4-year period before you submit your application.

Requirements

  • A total of 1,000 professional practice hours.
  • A minimum of 60 and no more than 300 of these 1,000 hours must be continuing education (CE) hours.
  • Up to 300 of your 1,000 professional practice hours can be professional volunteer hours.
  • The rest of your professional practice hours must be from professional employment activities within the LPN scope of practice.

Log into the portal to see what activities and supporting documentation we accept.

Additional documents

You must also provide us the following when you renew online:

  • Verification of registration for all jurisdictions you are currently licensed in; and
  • a criminal record check (we require a new check every 5 years).

Tips

  • The portal gives more information on how to submit these.
  • Provide your documents in an electronic format (such as PDF, JPG and PNG).
  • Upload the documents we require directly through the portal.

 

Fees and payment

Annual licence fee: $200

Late fee: $40 (Charged to applications received between February 1 and March 31.)

If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

 

An interim licence allows you to:

  • hold a licence if you have not completed the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE);
  • work under supervision; and
  • use the title of interim practical nurse.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew an interim practical nurse licence if:

  • you hold a current interim LPN licence in the Yukon;
  • you've registered to write the CPNRE exam; and
  • this is your 1st renewal.

You can only renew an interim licence once. After 1 renewal, you must apply for a full LPN licence.

Required documentation

You must also provide the following when renewing online:

  • Verification of registration for all jurisdictions you are currently licensed in; and
  • a criminal record check (we require a new check every 5 years).

Tips

  • The portal gives more information on how to submit these.
  • Provide your documents in an electronic format (such as PDF, JPG and PNG).
  • Upload any required documents directly through the portal.

Fees and payment

Annual licence fee: $200

Late fee: $40 (Charged to applications we receive between February 1 and March 31.)

If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

An inactive licence allows you to maintain your standing as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the Yukon if you are not actively practising.

You can only renew an inactive licence if you hold a current inactive LPN licence.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew an inactive LPN licence if you hold a current inactive LPN licence for the Yukon.

Required documentation

You must also provide the following when renewing online:

  • Verification of registration for all jurisdictions you are currently licensed in; and
  • a criminal record check (we require a new check every 5 years).

Tips

  • The portal gives more information on how to submit these.
  • Provide your documents in an electronic format (such as PDF, JPG and PNG).
  • Upload any required documents directly through the portal.

 

Fees and payment

Annual licence fee: $200

Late fee: $40 (Charged to applications we receive between February 1 and March 31.)

If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

Renew using the online portal

  1. Login.
  2. Update your continuing competencies.
    • Click on the “Continuing competency” tab in the top menu.
    • Review what’s required, what you can claim and the documentation we need.
  3. Apply to renew your licence.
    • Click on “Licensing” and “Renew my licence”.
    • Here you’ll find the step by step process to renew your licence.
    • Upload all the necessary documents and information we ask you for.
  4. Complete the application form and submit.

Tip

Log in to the portal and click on "My Summary" from the home page to see your current continuing education and professional practice hours total.

Contact: 

For questions about the application process, email [email protected] or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.