Renew a registered psychiatric nurse certificate

All psychiatric nurses in the Yukon must:

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

You can renew the following certificate types:

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

You cannot renew courtesy or temporary certificate .

Each certificate type listed below includes information on:

  • eligibility;
  • continuing competency requirements;
  • the documentation you'll 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 January 31.

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

Certificate reinstatements

If you have not renewed your certificate 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 certificate.

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

A full certificate allows you to:

  • use the title of registered psychiatric nurse (RPN); and
  • work to the full extent of the Yukon's regulations.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew a full certificate if you:

  • hold a current full RPN certificate for the Yukon; and
  • have met all continuing competency requirements.

Continuing competency requirements

The Yukon’s Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) Regulation, O.I.C. 2009/134 requires RPNs 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.

What hours can you claim in your renewal application?

Only hours you completed in the 5-year period before you submit your application.

Requirements

  • A total of 1,400 professional practice hours.
  • A minimum of 60 and no more than 300 of these 1,000 hours must be continuing education hours.
  • Up to 300 of your 1,400 professional practice hours can be professional volunteer hours.
  • The rest of your professional practice hours must be from professional employment activities within the RPN scope of practice.

Log in to 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 or 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 certificate allows you to:

  • hold a certificate if you have not completed the Registered Psychiatric Nurse of Canada Examination (RPNCE);
  • work under supervision; and
  • use the title of registered psychiatric nurse.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew an interim RPN certificate if:

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

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

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 documents.
  • Provide your documents in an electronic format (such as PDF, JPG or 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 certificate allows you to maintain your standing as a registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) in the Yukon if you are not actively practising.

You can only renew an inactive certificate if you hold a current inactive RPN certificate.

Eligibility

You're eligible to renew an inactive RPN certificate if you hold a current inactive RPN certificate 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 or 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.

  1. Log in.
  2. Update your continuing competencies.
    • Select 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.
    • Select “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

  1. Log in to the portal
  2. Select “My Summary” from the home page to see your current continuing education and professional practice hours total.

Contact: 

For questions about the renewal process, email lpn-rpn.plra@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.