Renew a practical nurse (LPN) interim licence

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

    All practical nurses in Yukon are required to hold a licence and renew it every year. 

    An interim licence will allow you to work under supervision and use the title of interim practical nurse.

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


    Renewal period

    All LPN licences expire on January 31. 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 necessary fees.

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


    Eligibility

    You're eligible to renew an interim practical nurse licence if you meet all of the following requirements:

    • you hold a current interim LPN licence in Yukon;
    • you've registered to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Examination (CPNRE) exam; and
    • you've never renewed your licence or have only renewed it once.
  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.”

  3. Provide all required supporting documents

    You must also provide the following with your application.


    Verification of registration in another Canadian jurisdiction form(s)

    • Download the verification of registration in another Canadian jurisdiction form.
    • Submit this form if you're registered to practice in another jurisdiction.
    • Submit one form for each jurisdiction you're registered in.
    • 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.


    Proof of exam registration

    • Provide a copy of your confirmation of registration for the CPNRE.


    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.
  4. Pay your fees


    Fees

    Annual interim licence renewal fee: $200.
    Late fee: $40 (for applications 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.
  5. 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'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 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.