Renew a practical nurse full licence

  1. Determine if you're eligible
  2. Complete the renewal application form
  3. Provide proof of continuing competency requirements
  4. Provide all other required supporting documents
  5. Pay your fees
  6. Submit your complete renewal application package
  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All practical nurses in Yukon must hold a licence and renew it every year. Licences expire annually on January 31.

    A full licence allows you to use the title of licensed practical nurse (LPN) and work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

    Renewal period

    Submit your renewal application before December 31. This ensures we can process your licence before it expires.

    Applicants who have not renewed by March 31, must apply for reinstatement and pay all applicable fees.

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

    Eligibility

    You're eligible to renew a full licence if you meet all the following requirements.

    • You hold a current full LPN licence for Yukon.
    • You've met all continuing competency requirements.
    • You complete steps 2 to 5 of this application process.
  2. Complete the renewal application form

    Complete all sections of the renewal application form. Do not leave a section blank. If a section is not relevant, mark the section as “not applicable.”

    At the top of the application form, choose full or a temporary full licence. Choose temporary full if you will practice in Yukon for less than a 3-month period in a licence year.

  3. Provide proof of continuing competency requirements

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

     

    Continuing competency requirements

    To renew a full licence, you must meet the following continuing competency requirements.

    • Completion of at least 1,000 professional practice hours in the 4-year period immediately before your application.
    • Between 60 and 300 of these 1,000 hours must have involved continuing professional education.
    • No more than 300 of these 1,000 hours have involved professional volunteer service.

     

    Forms and documentation required

    You must provide the following forms and documentation with your application. We may return applications that are missing required documentation.

    Verification of employment form

    This form helps us validate your 1,000 plus professional practice hours. Complete this form with your employer. We require 1 form for each of your previous employers.

    Annual continuing education form

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

    Continuing education supporting documents

    Provide a supporting document for every continuing education activity listed on your annual continuing education form that is more than 4 hours.

    This documentation must include:

    • your name;
    • proof of the number of hours you completed; and
    • the date you completed the hours.

     

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

    You can also claim activities that are less than 4 hours, but these do not require supporting documentation.

    Verification of volunteer hours form

    This form helps us validate your volunteer hours. Complete and submit this form with your volunteer organization. We require 1 form for each organization.

    Continuing competency exemption request

    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 an LPN licensed for less than 4 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 required supporting documents

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    Verification of registration

    Submit this form if you're registered to practice in another jurisdiction.

    • You must complete this form every year.
    • Complete the first section of the form.
    • Send the form to the appropriate regulatory body.
    • The regulatory body will return the fully completed form directly to us.
    • We do not accept forms submitted by applicants.

    Criminal record checks

    • You must have new criminal record and vulnerable sector checks done every 5 years.
    • Visit your local RCMP detachment or police to request these. 
    • The RCMP or police must complete the checks no more than 90 days before you submit your application.
    • Ask the RCMP to:
      • send the results to your mailing address; or
      • make the results available for you to pick up.
    • Make sure to then submit the results with your complete application package.
  5. Pay your fees

    Fees

    • Annual full licence renewal fee: $200.
    • Annual temporary full licence fee: $50.
    • Late fee: $40 (for renewals processed between February 1 and March 31).

     

    After March 31, applicants must apply for reinstatement and pay all applicable fees.

     

    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.
  6. Submit your complete renewal application package

    Prepare your renewal application package

    Your complete application package must include:

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

     

    We typically process applications within 30 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 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 renewing your licence, email lpn-rpn.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.