Registration Application

Requirements for completing the online application:

1.   Proof of Identification & Eligibility

Please submit 2 pieces of CLEAR and VISIBLE identification documents:
             - Copy of birth certificate
             - One other piece of government issued picture identification showing legal name and signature (i.e.: drivers licence or passport are acceptable)
             - proof of name change if it is different from that on the birth certificate
             - If Canada is not your place of birth, evidence MUST be provided of holding a valid work permit, permanent resident of Canada, or of being a Canadian Citizen.

Acceptable photocopies of eligibility:
- Valid Work Permit
- Permanent Residency Status
- Certificate of Canadian Citizenship or Canadian Passport

Please note: All documents written in a language other than English are required to be translated by a professional translator showing their signature and seal and must be submitted with a copy of the original document.


If you do not have the required proof of identity, you still have options. Please contact CRPNA.


Four ways to submit documents:
1. Uploaded with application (to be able to upload a document it must be saved in an acceptable file format: JPG, PDF, PNG) 
2. Emailed: [email protected] (Please note: Email is not a secure form of delivery for personal documents used for identification such as Drivers License or Birth Certificate)
3. Mailed / drop off:  CRPNA #201, 9711 45 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta  T6E 5V8
Please note that due to Covid 19 Virus, our offices are temporarily closed to the public.
4. Faxed: 780 436 4165

2.  Alberta Graduates Confirmation of Program Completion

MacEwan University will provide Confirmation of Program completion directly to CRPNA.

3.  Confirmation of Registration


All applicants must complete the Confirmation of Registration  form except new Alberta graduates.  

4.  Employer Reference


All Applicants must complete the Employer Reference  form except new graduates.


5. Employed or Seeking Employment in Nunavut or Northwest Territories (NWT)


If you are employed or seeking employment in Nunavut or NWT, you must complete an Out of Province Employer Declaration form and have your employer send it directly to [email protected].

More Information


6.  Police Information Check / Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search


All applicants are required to provide a Police Information Check / Criminal Record Check which MUST include a vulnerable sector search completed by your local police service.  

It MUST be dated within 6 months of the application. Any Police Information Check / Criminal Record Check over 6 months WILL NOT be accepted. 

Submit document with application.

7.  English Language Requirements

All applicants applying for registration must be sufficiently proficient in the English language to be able to provide professional services.  The College reviews your evidence to determine if you demonstrate the ability to read, write, listen and speak at a level that permits you to practice psychiatric nursing safely in Alberta.

To identify if English is not your first language you can find the English language requirements - click here  for more information.

8.  Continuing Competence Program

It is MANDATORY for all applicants to participate in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP).  Click here  for program requirements.

 submit your CCP documents with this application.  They are to be submitted if you are selected to participate in an audit.

9. Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

It is MANDATORY for all applicants to complete the Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct. 

Submit certificate of completion with application.

10. Professional Liability Insurance

The Health Professions Act and College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) Bylaws require that all Registered Psychiatric Nurses(RPNs) hold Professional Liability Insurance (PLI).  Council has determined that all RPNs must hold Professional Liability Insurance in the amount of no less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) per occurrence.


Professional Liability Insurance has two purposes: Protection of the Public and Protection of the RPN


PLI provides financial compensation for the public in the event of damages caused by a RPN.  Clients need to know they have recourse in the event of harm.  PLI protects the RPN from having to pay personally for any harm that clients may suffer in the provision of care.  If you do not have insurance and you are successfully sued for negligence, you will be personally liable for any damages awarded to the client.


RPNs are responsible for reviewing and knowing what type of coverage is provided by your employer(s) or your personal insurance.  The CRPNA does not endorse any specific insurance vendor.



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** Once CRPNA has received all required documents and fees, the registration process can take up to 10 business days.